Archive for January, 2011

Passion and Its Place in the Working World

by Angela S. Many career-hunting resources all say the same thing: follow your passion. For some, such advice may conjure images of owning a successful business, writing a critically-acclaimed novel or moving to L.A. and taking Hollywood by storm. But for others who aren’t sure of what their passions are—or even if they have a passion in the first place—such advice isn’t very helpful. What ...

Oh, the Humanities! Studying Tips for Reading-intensive Courses and Other Miscellaneous Advice

by Angela S. To help you navigate your college humanities classes and plan your time more efficiently, here is some humble study advice from a third-year college student: 1.) Moderate your highlighting. I’ve read various “How to Study” guides that advise students to skip or cut down on highlighting because it’s ineffective. Often students highlight the information to review later, but they ...

These Tests, They Are A-Changin’: AP Tests to Emphasize Creativity and Deeper Learning

By Angela S. “Theater” and “photosynthesis” are not two concepts that you would usually associate with one another, but it is exactly that sort of creative, out-of-the-box thinking that the College Board hopes its new A.P. curriculum will encourage in students. According to the New York Times, the College Board will release new curriculum standards for the 2013 A.P. biology and U.S. history ...

“It’s all happening!”

By Joshua Henry To the aspiring student, the moment in which you click “submit” to send one or more applications to the colleges and universities of your choosing is the momentous culmination of an arduous and invested application process. But in reality, that moment is merely the beginning of a larger, complex process that results in an admission decision. Submitting an application really means ...

Testing 1, 2, 3: The ACT Verses the SAT

Applying to college can seem like a daunting process. Many students (and parents) find that one of the most challenging hurdles to negotiate involves standardized tests. While the SAT Reasoning test has been the predominant college admissions test on the East Coast for many years, more and more students are opting to take the ACT, which is now accepted at virtually all colleges. Additionally, some ...
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