Annie Murphy Paul asks if college lectures discriminate in her New York Times op-ed, "Are College Lectures Unfair?" Paul claims evidence supports the idea that the lecture is not neutral, but rather favors a population that's predominately white, male, and rich. The piece compares the lecture style against active learning, claiming, "Research comparing the two … Continue reading Does the traditional lecture discriminate?
We enjoyed reading Shana Lebowitz's study tips for students in "22 Science-Backed Study Tips to Ace a Test," and some of them were surprising! Here are a quick few you may like to try: Study right before you sleep, but avoid bringing your study materials into bed. Weave the information you need to remember into … Continue reading A Few Quick Tips to Reduce Stress and Prepare for Tests
Changes are coming for the FAFSA, and they're sounding good! Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the government has developed a new plan so that the FAFSA will be available in October instead of January, meaning students and their parents will know earlier what kind of financial help they can receive. Cory Turner, the author of … Continue reading Will these changes make the FAFSA better?
Finding quality research materials for your college paper feels daunting. Sifting through articles, blogs, and essays to find credible electronic sources can take up more time than you first plan for when you try to figure out how many hours you really need to spend in the library. Thankfully, this U.S. News & World Report … Continue reading Research Tips for Students
The New York Times posted some interesting information regarding the relationship between higher education and economic status. According to reporter Eduardo Porter, the achievement gap between the rich and poor has expanded. In the U.S., students ages 25-34 whose parents do not have a high school diploma comprise only 5 percent of college degree holders. … Continue reading A Wider Education Gap between the Rich and Poor
[This article was posted on The Muse and was written by Justin Bariso.] We loved these suggestions on how to develop mental toughness from former FBI agent LaRae Quy in "How to Develop Mental Toughness, According to an FBI Agent." While preparing for a test or finishing homework on time isn't as anxiety-inducing and risky … Continue reading How to Become Mentally Tough