How To Find An Online Education That Suits You

How To Find An Online Education That Suits You

Online education has been lighting up every education news service since the Internet was created. Some believe it can work in addition to traditional schools/colleges, and others think it could actually replace traditional schools. However you feel toward it, there is now an easier way to search for online schools. You don’t have to type “online college” into Google to find all the schools in your area or even wait for “empowering” radio commercials. The US News & World Report launched an online education directory where students can easily find appropriate programs. Visit this site for the directory and ot ... Read More About How To Find An Online Education That Suits You

Why SAT Scores Might Be Decreasing

Why SAT Scores Might Be Decreasing

The average SAT scores for the high school class of 2011 fell across the nation, according to the College Board (the creator of the SAT) and an article in the New York Times. The average, national reading score fell to a record low of 497, a three-point decrease from 2010. The average writing score dropped two points to 489, and the average math score fell one point to 514. The College Board believes that a more diverse group of students caused this decrease, mainly students whose first language is not English. Nearly 27 percent of the roughly 1.65 million students who took the test came from a home where English is not the only/primary lang ... Read More About Why SAT Scores Might Be Decreasing

How To Ace Your College Interview

How To Ace Your College Interview

The college application process is becoming increasingly more sophisticated. For years, it was all about numbers. Colleges only looked at students’ SAT/ACT scores and high school grades. Then, colleges started taking more interest in who their students are. So, they started considering application essays, extra-curricular activities, and community service involvement. But, some elite colleges took their admissions even further by interviewing potential students. The interview has now become an integral part of the admissions process. Every college has a different interview structure, but most interviews will last between 30 and 60 min ... Read More About How To Ace Your College Interview

How Students Can Become National Bloggers

How Students Can Become National Bloggers

How cool would it be if you could start your college application essay with: “I’m a nationally published writer”? That is possible, and it would definitely wake up whoever is reading your application essay. The Huffington Post and the Patch (a network of over 800 hyper-local news sites), both owned by AOL, are currently recruiting bloggers (age minimum is 13). Right now, you can easily become a blogger and actually publish articles on the Patch’s website, which is read primarily by local audiences. The content provider has about 800 full-time writers, and it has asked all of them to recruit at least 10 writers each f ... Read More About How Students Can Become National Bloggers

How To Stop Cheating In Test Grading

How To Stop Cheating In Test Grading

Teachers have tried many tactics to stop their students from cheating. But, it was the teachers themselves who got caught cheating in 2011. They were erasing and changing their students’ answers on achievement tests to make themselves look better, according to an article in the New York Times. In recent years, the government has made the achievement or proficiency tests the cornerstone of its education debate. It uses these tests to measure students’ achievement, comparing them to students in foreign countries and past students. The government then blamed teachers for their students’ poor performance on these tests, and it ... Read More About How To Stop Cheating In Test Grading