Eight Steps Towards a Better Scholarship Essay
Writing a scholarship essay can be very difficult – especially if you want to do it well. Your essay will need to wow the reader, and speak directly to the goals of that organization, as well as the objectives of that award. If done properly, you will very rarely be able to submit the same application to multiple awards – it is not a one-size-fits-all;... read more...
The Learning environment
There is often a trap in the words 'after school activities'. One may
easily believe that since these activities are after school, they are not
of much importance. But, one couldn't be more wrong. Research suggests
that children pick up some of their most important skills from after
school programs. That is why children who do not participate in any... read more...
Potentials of after school programs
With children becoming the primary focus of society, ways and means to
ensure their safety and development are being researched. The Government
too has pooled in to make a success of such programs. Here are some of the
reasons why after school programs have become so popular:
Preventing Juvenile Delinquency, crime and violent victimization:
About 10% of... read more...
Too much of school
When my mom finally decided to take that plum posting as a Divisional
Head, I knew I was in trouble. Her office hours stretched way beyond my
school hours. And anyway, I was privy to the many discussions my parents
had about 'Honey, what do we do with the kids?' Well, finally they struck
gold - an educational after school program. Won't that be just grand?... read more...
The 10 best law schools in America
U.S. News & World Report just released its list of the best law schools for 2016.The top seven schools remain exactly the same as last year.Yale topped the list, followed by Harvard and Stanford, which tied for second.The consistency in results between this year's and last year's rankings is somewhat surprising, given that U.S. News made a change to its... read more...
The 10 universities with the best reputation in the world
Harvard University has the best reputation in the world, according to a new ranking from Times Higher Education (THE).
The US dominated the list, with 43 universities in the top 100, including eight in the top 10. THE reports that 10,507 scholars participated in the 2015 invitation-only Academic Reputation Survey.
According to THE, world reputation... read more...
Students say OU`s fraternities are way too segregated
Two University of Oklahoma students have been expelled after a video was leaked of them leading a racist fraternity chant, and some students say OU's entire Greek system may be to blame for racism at the school."It's too segregated," Markeshia Lyon, a junior at Oklahoma, told the Associated Press, referring to the school's Greek system. "That's something... read more...
Best Credit Cards for College Students
Discover itR for Students with $20 Cashback BonusLow Fees; 5% Cash Back on Purchases in Rotating Categoriesdiscover itSimilar to the standard version, the Discover it for Students has very few fees and offers an opportunity to earn cash back on purchases. There is no late payment fee for the first offense and your APR does not increase, allowing students... read more...
These 7 Facts on College Spending Might Scare You and Then Give You Hope
Higher education can be expensive. This we all know. But just how expensive? How big of a difference does it make if you choose a private school or a public school? And sure, every recruiter will make grand promises of financial aid. But how much of the total cost will that it aid cover? If the costs are so astronomical, is college even worth it at all?
Our... read more...
U.S. News measured how schools' positions in the Best Global Universities rankings compare with their global reputations
For the first time, U.S. News is publishing an analysis of universities from our Best Global Universities rankings that are overperforming or underperforming their global research reputation.This analysis of the rankings, which are powered by Thomson Reuters InCitesTM research
analytics solutions, measures the degree to which a university's
position... read more...
Obama Proposes Free Community College Program
The White House on Thursday announced a proposal that President Barack Obama said would make community college "free for everybody who is willing to work for it." But administration officials provided no details about the program's costs or where the money would come to pay for it.Obama planned to formally announce the plan Friday at Pellissippi State... read more...
Ohio State surges past Oregon to win inaugural college football playoff title
Ezekiel Elliott ran for 246 yards and four touchdowns as the Ohio
State Buckeyes overcame four turnovers to defeat the favored Oregon
Ducks 42-20 in the inaugural college football playoff Monday at AT&T
Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The Buckeyes (14-1) won their eighth national championship while
denying Oregon (13-2) their first title and ended... read more...
Bethel University 2015 starts in less than 2 months: time to start scheming!
What courses do you want to teach this year? What do you want to take?
We'll be opening up course proposals in about 2 weeks. We'd love to hear what you're thinking about or what you want to learn. (Sign up for our email list or follow this blog to receive news about teaching... read more...
Duolingo - Free Language Learning Online
Totally free resource.
Support for the big languages (German, Spanish, French) along with some others.
Full-featured mobile apps on iOS and Android so you can learn on the go.
You can sign up and log in using Facebook and Google+ which makes it easy to just jump in and go.
Not as comprehensive as others.
If you're looking for stuff like... read more...
Khan Academy - Site For Free Online Education
Partnering with many post secondary schools, Khan Academy offers a useable, well organized interface. Also curating many courses from around the web, Khan Academy offers impressive depth on many different subjects. Among the more well known educational sites, Khan Academy is also incredibly useable, which may make it easier to keep learning... read more...
Brain-Boosting, Video Games
Video games can get your brain working-research shows some games can even help fight Alzheimer's. Check out these games for a fun way to start your brain.
MUO Games. MakeUseOf offers four games to help your brain start working.
Truantduck.com Chinese Checkers. Play this classic game against the droid and practice your strategy skills.
... read more...
Coursera - Site For Free Online Education
Coursera.org is a website that partners with universities and organizations around the world. This brings a wide variety of topics and perspectives to one searchable database. Coursera is a powerful tool for free online education, and includes courses from many top universities, museums and trusts. This gives the site an extremely wide range of in-depth... read more...
21 Amazing Analogies Used By English Students
"WHEN SHE TRIED TO SING, IT SOUNDED LIKE A WALRUS GIVING BIRTH TO FARM EQUIPMENT."
"HER EYES TWINKLED, LIKE THE MOUSTACHE OF A MAN WITH A COLD."
"SHE WAS LIKE A MAGNET: ATTRACTIVE FROM THE BACK, REPULSIVE FROM THE FRONT."
"THE BALLERINA ROSE GRACEFULLY EN POINTE AND EXTENDED ONE SLENDER LEG BEHIND HER, LIKE A DOG AT A FIRE HYDRANT."
"SHE GREW ON HIM... read more...
How to Get Enough Sleep in College
College is synonymous with all-nighters, whether it's cramming for an
exam or cramming into a party. While sleep is a must, so are classes,
club meetings, extracurricular activities and maybe even a part time
job. Sleeping late on weekends might be the most popular quick fix, but
it's not enough to pay back that rapidly accruing sleep debt.
So what's... read more...
Brain-Boosting, Simple Tricks
If your brain is stuck in a rut, try any of these fun and simple tricks to get it going again.
Doodle. NPR reports how doodling can kickstart your brain when it is bored.
Journal. Write down your thoughts, create a poem, or find some other way to express yourself in a personal journal.
Music. Listening to music, whether it's a small... read more...