Does Race Affect Academic Performance?

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It does. And so does gender. Exactly how it effects your test scores totally depends on the thoughts floating around in your head, no matter what color it is. In fact, race and gender aren’t really the culprit; for that we have to look to stereotypes. In the classic study on stereotype threat researchers Claude SteeleContinue reading “Does Race Affect Academic Performance?”

4 Simple Steps to Beat Procrastination

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Motivation done right lets you motor through your to-do list like magic. Try this simple trick from London-based writer, Sidin Vadukut. Pair each chore on your daily to-do list with a short, sweet reward. You are using a to-do list and a calendar to make short work of your academic tasks, aren’t you? Paper worksContinue reading “4 Simple Steps to Beat Procrastination”

6 Great Tech Tips To Beat College On A Budget

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6 Great Tech Tips To Beat College On A Budget. Here’s a really helpful back to school post from the fine folks over at makeuseof.com. It includes power-student tips on doing primary research to bump up grades, finding textbooks on the cheap, and using great audio courses to learn while you burn (calories). © CodyContinue reading “6 Great Tech Tips To Beat College On A Budget”

GRE Prep? Must know info for students

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Taking a GRE prep course is really an ideal first step for most students. You normally start building a house by getting with an architect to plan the building. Taking a prep course is like talking to an experienced architect first. They can help you make sure that none of your time and effort is wasted.Continue reading “GRE Prep? Must know info for students”

The SAT: An Overview

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The SAT Reasoning Test (note: NOT the subject specific SAT tests) is used widely by colleges and universities as one of their admissions criteria.  It is also often used as a criterion in awarding scholarships. It is claimed to test students’ abilities in subjects such as reading, writing, and mathematics; subjects that are supposed toContinue reading “The SAT: An Overview”

School Rankings; How Does Your University or Grad School Stack Up?

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Trying to decide where to go to grad school or college? It is commonly accepted that it is generally better for a student who is going on to an academic career to get their PhD at a different institution from where they got their MS. For an academic, the place where you got your PhDContinue reading “School Rankings; How Does Your University or Grad School Stack Up?”

Free Money!!!

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You gotta like that!  Fastweb (owned by Monster, as in Monster.com job search) has been featured in many national and international magazines and is an excellent site for finding college scholarships, grants, and internships for students at any age. It also has great resources on finding colleges, getting loans, writing resumes, and much more. Initially,Continue reading “Free Money!!!”

The Secret to Having Your Nights and Weekends Free While Still Getting Fantastic Grades!

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What would you like to do tonight, college student?  How about studying for two or three hours?  Joy! You can do that if you want, but wouldn’t your rather go to a movie or to the rec center?  Wouldn’t it be better to keep your nights and weekends free from studying so you can doContinue reading “The Secret to Having Your Nights and Weekends Free While Still Getting Fantastic Grades!”

High School Ain’t College

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[hidepost]Previous high school experience tells students… there’s always a second chance someone will remind you of upcoming due dates the teacher can’t give the whole class failing grades the student will be told exactly what’s on the test very few tests are cumulative, so short term memory is usually sufficient (if your smart and payContinue reading “High School Ain’t College”