Midterms are a final’s sidekick; often overlooked but equally as important. If you don’t do well on the midterm, your chances of doing well on the final and passing the class are substantially lowered. Sure, it’s still possible to pass a class without a stellar midterm grade. However, there’s no point in stressing out at the end of the semester when you can choose to prepare for the midterm. [Read more…]
It is no mystery that sometimes students “run out of steam” in their quest to earn a degree. However, education is extremely important. The value of a college degree is apparent even to the wealthiest and most high profile people. Many stars that are rich and famous have gone to school to earn degrees. Below is a list of 10 big names in Hollywood who have attended college.
What comes to mind when you think of a college dorm? Do you think of all night study sessions, cluttered spaces that are simply too small, and dorm parties? Have you ever considered that a college dorm could be a great place to start a business? Some of the most successful businesses of all-time were started in dorm rooms. If you’re strapped for cash in college, why not form a dorm based business? We’ve listed 10 of the most successful businesses ever formed inside dormitory walls.
When it comes to applying, getting into, and paying for college, there are an awful lot of resources out there. Some of those resources are better than others, and unfortunately a large amount of those “resources” offer very little quality. One area of the web that has gotten significantly better over the years is government education websites. It makes sense too, given how closely the government is tied to education. The following is a short list of 5 government-run education websites that every college student and parent should bookmark.
Once you’ve gotten past the daunting process of college applications and you’ve been accepted, a whole new stressful task emerges. Now you have to choose your major! Often times, students fret about choosing a major because it involved making a huge decision about their future. These 10 resources we’ve gathered are intended to make the process a little easier, by giving students ample information to make the most informed decision!
Obtaining a college degree is considered to be a prerequisite for success in the modern world. Even so, given how expensive higher education can be, many prospective students and their parents find themselves asking questions like, “What’s the value of a college degree?” or “What’s the ROI (return on investment) of a college education?”
The fact is, owning a college degree is tangible evidence of an educational background often needed to begin or enhance any career. But a post-secondary education is far more than just a pathway to better jobs and higher pay. Here are a few more reasons, tangible and intangible, to ponder and hopefully motivate you to fill out those applications.
In today’s society, education is becoming increasingly important. It is almost impossible to get a job without an educated background or degree. Online courses are becoming more popular as a way to deliver knowledge directly to students, at a lower cost. For this reason, Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are booming. But, what exactly is a MOOC, and how can it benefit students looking to apply to college?
Simply stated, MOOCs are online courses that are structured similar to an actual college course, with assignments and lectures. The leading benefit of this kind of education is that MOOCs are free. Sometimes students have a desire to learn, but not necessarily the monetary ability to do so. Another benefit is that the online format allows MOOC students to take the course at their leisure, from wherever is convenient (as long as they have an internet connection).