Does the traditional lecture discriminate?

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?

A Few Quick Tips to Reduce Stress and Prepare for Tests

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

A Wider Education Gap between the Rich and Poor

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