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Education Roundup: Must-Read Stories For Week Ending March 27, 2015

The state of education is both exciting and full of turmoil depending on where you’re at in the proverbial food chain and where you’re headed in the future. Every now and then, we like to take a look at the industry as a whole — from the job market to the political implications — and […]
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Freshman Lessons: Things I’d Tell My First-Year College Self

Freshman lessons are often learned the hard way. That’s how it was for me and millions of other newbie college students around the globe since the history of man’s foray into higher education. Unfortunately, hindsight is 20/20, but never foresight. That’s where listening to your elders comes in mighty handy. If you’re on the verge […]
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How To Cram For A Test And Get Results

While the need to cram for a test isn’t ideal, we all go through times in our lives when there is simply too much going on at once and things get pushed to the last minute. It doesn’t mean you’re a bad student, and it doesn’t necessarily mean you could have avoided it. Definitely try […]
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Self-Study: What To Do When A Group Won’t Do

Self-study was always my preferred way to go when I was trudging through academia, first in high school and then in college. While later in life I could see the value of study groups — more in the professional arena, though — entrusting my understanding of something to a group of five wherein two or […]
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11 Resume Rules Every Student Should Know

The resume has long been a job candidate’s best way of grabbing a potential employer’s attention, but unfortunately, few people know how to arrange theirs in the most effective manner. As a result, they may find it difficult standing out from the competition. Since schools don’t spend as much time as they should on this […]
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Millennials And The Workforce: Are Things Really Tough All Over?

A day hardly goes by without someone talking about how bad off millennials are. They have one of the highest unemployment rates, less savings than previous generations, and more student loan debt. How could anyone even question that this group of students — born in the 1980s and 1990s — are in anything but a […]
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Student Shaming: Does It Work?

There are lots of theories about how best to educate students in the modern world. While politicians err on the side that students and parents shouldn’t be responsible for any part of the educational process, educators can sometimes go too far with how much they demand from their class. Ideally, there would be a happy […]
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8 Crossover Skills You’ll Need Whether You Go To College Or Not

I’m often asked by students who aren’t keen on the idea of going to college what skills I’d recommend they have if they wanted to forgo the common rite of passage and go immediately to work. On the one hand, many of these students are looking for an easy way out. On the other, many […]
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OccupyTheBookstore Vs. Follett: The AMA Every College Student Should Read

OccupyTheBookstore is a movement that you may not have heard about for your Google Chrome browser. It’s essentially a plugin that will overlay the cheapest online availability for your textbooks directly on your college bookstore website. The plugin has managed to save college students thousands and thousands of dollars on overpriced textbooks, but it hasn’t […]
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College Worth It? Yes, But Keep These Factors In Mind

Is college worth it to you? Would it be if you knew that you could make more money working a trade without racking up the student loan debt? The answer will largely depend on your skill set, passions, and interests. In a recent study from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce it was […]
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