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Top 8 Learning Skills Technology Is Making Us Forget

Learning skills are the foundation on which all other knowledge develops, and as much as technology can make it easier to get the right answers or to understand certain concepts, it could also be holding us back in a number of these areas. We’ve taken a look at the key learning skills that seem to […]
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Top 10 Things College Journalism Programs Should Be Teaching (But Aren’t)

Journalism is a popular degree plan among many college students in spite of the fact that newspapers are dying. Students of today wisely realize that it’s a career path that can be quite lucrative, but unfortunately, they’re still getting taught based on an outdated model, oftentimes by instructors who no longer understand the lay of […]
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What Would Increasing The Minimum Wage Mean For Students?

Increasing the minimum wage has been a hot topic of discussion in recent months, especially following President Barack Obama’s landmark executive order that boosted the starting wage of government workers to $10.10 per hour. Currently, in the non-government sector, jobs require a $7.25 minimum wage, and as a recent post in the Frugal Dad points […]
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7 Predictions For The Future Of Education

The future of education is either incredibly bleak or unbelievably optimistic depending on whom you’re talking to at the time. While some see education as an overly expensive wasteland with no real return on investment (ROI), others believe it holds limitless possibilities, especially as technology continues to redefine how we think about the classroom. We’ve […]
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Free Tuition: Good Idea Or Problematic?

Free tuition may not be such a pipe dream after all, if Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has anything to do with it. The Republican has proposed a system in his state of jurisdiction wherein every student without a scholarship would have free tuition to any in-state community college. Haslam alluded to his plan in the […]
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Packing Tips For Studying Abroad

Studying abroad? If so, you may want to take a cue from the students of Iowa State University. In a recent post on the Iowa State Daily website, contributor Mariah Wellman asked a number of students what they would suggest from a suitcase-eye-view. It’s a consideration you don’t want to avoid until the last minute […]
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Brainstorming: How To Do It Effectively

Brainstorming can greatly improve your chances of mastering the writing portion on most standardized exams. The reason: more often than not, you’re on a time crunch. You have to think of a way to get your ideas organized and formed as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, most people have difficulty pulling this off. After all, not […]
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Six Fun Ways To Study

Fun ways to study — have you lost it, Man? Now, now, don’t tune us out just yet. We’re talking about making study time easier to digest. We’ll stop short of saying that it’s possible to make studying your preferred recreational activity, but we do believe that you can create a study environment and enact […]
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50 Ways To Reward Yourself For Studying

Stepping away from distractions long enough to get some serious studying done can be difficult. That’s why you should always be thinking of ways to reward yourself for studying that are specific and appealing to your situation. We’ve attempted to help you kickstart efforts with our own list of 50. As you read through each […]
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7 Study Tips For The Professional-In-Training

It is the job of school to prepare us for life. While there are many expectations placed on teachers and institutions to perform well, all too often there is a de-emphasis on the roles of the students themselves, and that’s counterproductive. Students have to step up if they hope to be successful in life. They […]
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