Archive for August, 2011

No Room for Hopeless Romantics in the STEM fields

Aug 31, 2011 No Comments by

Are you a female? hopeless romantic? Interested in studying in the STEM field? Well too bad because according to a new study the three of those combined could lead to a change in your college major.

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The Digital Textbook Revolution

Aug 31, 2011 No Comments by

It’s finally here. The end of bulky textbooks made of dead trees is upon us. If you’re a busy college student, looking to learn faster and study more effectively, demand—don’t request—digital textbooks.

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Will Loss of Apple’s Jobs Affect Education?

Aug 30, 2011 No Comments by

By now, nearly everyone who owns a computer, television set, or smartphone has heard that co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of his company. He will be succeeded by Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook, and will take his place as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Apple. He doesn’t have to worry about taking a salary cut.

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Apps of the Week

Aug 25, 2011 No Comments

New apps are popping up every day, and with the current market having hundreds of thousands of apps available it is likely you’ve missed a few. That is why we’re here to round up some the best apps to add to your collection.

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Avoiding the “P” Word

Aug 24, 2011 No Comments

Every college student, and even high school student, for that matter, has heard the dreaded “p” word uttered by his or her teachers and professors. Plagiarism is widely considered to be one of the worst offenses that a student can commit in an academic setting. In nearly any college course syllabus, the instructor will include his or her policy regarding plagiarism.

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Latinos Must Lead the Way in Degree Completion

Aug 23, 2011 No Comments

Degree completion among Latinos has slowly but steadily been increasing. However, President Obama’s wish to have to the most college graduates by 2020 is relying on said Latinos to meet this goal. In particular, Californians need to step their game up. California has the largest population of Latinos in the country followed by Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas.

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Sustainable Farming and Education, Together at Last

Aug 23, 2011 1 Comment

If you care deeply about the issues of sustainable farming, organic farming, feeding the world, humane treatment of animals, or the environment, you may also have been frustrated about how seemingly little you could do to help. As someone considering the pursuit of higher education, you may wonder, is there a place for higher education on a farm? The answer is a resounding, yes

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Why Your College Major Matters

Aug 22, 2011 No Comments

While the value of a college degree has already been explained in our blog, there are many other things that get factored into your lifetime earnings. You college major, the city where you work, your degree level, and even how often you work can change how much money you could potentially earn in a lifetime. Special reports have found that all in all your college major matters now more than ever before.

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What to Do Now That You’re Unemployed

Aug 18, 2011 No Comments

Although the unemployment claims have finally dipped below 400,000 many people are still at risk of losing their jobs. Hundreds of thousands have already lost their jobs and are struggling to figure out what’s next. Going back to school has always been a good option, but what will you do there?

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A Little Digital ‘Spring Cleaning’

Aug 17, 2011 No Comments

Computers, and especially laptops have become a necessary part of the life of a college student. With the rise in availability of online courses, the amount of school materials that are saved on a student’s laptop has increased dramatically. Given that even the computer with the largest hard drive or remote drives eventually starts to run low on space to store this valuable education data, let’s look at some ways that you can do a little ‘spring cleaning’ of your own computer.

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