MMA fighters are usually rough and tough, their battle grounds often smothered in blood, sweat, and tears. They train for hours on end during the majority of the year, and most of them look like they’ve been training for this their entire lives. You might be surprised to find out at 70% of UFC fighters have a college degree.
Archive for September, 2011
Minority students perform better in classes where their instructor is of the same minority group. This is the claim made by a paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research entitled, “A Community-College Instructor Like Me: Race and Ethnicity Interactions in the Classroom.”
Let’s face it, just about all that our lives entail can be conducted on the internet these days. Whether it’s ordering pizza, shopping, taking college prep courses courses, or even completing classes online, the web has been wholly integrated into our very being.
If you’re still in back to school mode then you’re probably still getting used to a new schedule, homework, reading countless pages and working hard towards that college degree. Last week we helped you get organized before you started school, not we’re here to help you stay organized throughout the rest of the semester.
Picking an online college can be something of a guessing game, especially for older students, or those not attending college for the first time. The information available on retention and graduation rates has typically been at best a bit hazy and at worst nearly impossible to come by. The Website College Choices for Adults has recently added new data regarding the dropout and completion rates for a number of online schools.
You probably hear the phrase “typical college student” all the time but does anyone know what the typical college student is like? By now you’re picturing a young twentysomething hanging out on a big campus, sprawling green grass and historical looking buildings in the background. Maybe there’s a game of Frisbee going on and students are bustling around the campus.
Attending class, studying hard, learning well, these are all important for excelling in college and grad school. But there are other factors that play in to how well one does in school, and one of those is stress. It’s not necessarily the issue you might think.
Applying to college brings on a whole host of shiny new stresses. Students begin resembling Doc Brown as they scramble to get their applications together/working on their flux capacitor so they can go back in time to get better grades. But what many students are realizing is that the college admissions essay is what makes them stand out the most.