Hawkes’s mastery approach to learning on par with golf’s “deliberate practice”

Geoff Colvin's article on Golf.com, "Missing ingredient to lower scores is something called deliberate practice," explains how anyone can get better at golf by putting in the time and effort to do so. Most of the techniques he mentions apply to Hawkes Learning's concept of mastery. Colvin teaches us in his article that deliberate practice … Continue reading Hawkes’s mastery approach to learning on par with golf’s “deliberate practice”

Online students can take advantage of their support services with these 4 tips

Not being on campus can make some things extra difficult for students. If you're an online student who's not sure how to get the answers to questions about admissions, future courses, and other necessary items, take a look at Bradley Fuster's tips on using your support services! In his U.S. News article, Fuster points out … Continue reading Online students can take advantage of their support services with these 4 tips

Champlain College’s Unusual Core

Champlain College has a unique approach to earning a college degree. Instead of the typical fashion of enforcing general education requirements only for the first year or two of a student's study before getting into degree-specific classes, this college integrates liberal arts classes within its pre-professional curriculum throughout all four years. According to Colleen Flaherty's "Plato in Marketing … Continue reading Champlain College’s Unusual Core

Does buying a home require a college degree these days?

Do you need a college degree in order to buy a house? That's not always the case; however, data shows that more college graduates own homes than those without bachelor's degrees. According to Kriston Capps's article, "To Buy a House, Go to College," the difference in homeownership rates between people without a high-school diploma and those with at least … Continue reading Does buying a home require a college degree these days?

Common causes of test anxiety and how to solve them

In “Text Anxiety: Causes and Remedies,” Dr. Maryellen Weimer addresses the issue of test anxiety and how it affects students from kindergarten to graduate school. She presents a study that confirms the general idea that those with test anxiety have lower cumulative GPAs at the college level, but reminds us that although this is the … Continue reading Common causes of test anxiety and how to solve them

What did the NAEP discover about U.S. high school seniors?

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), high school seniors in the United States haven't improved their reading skills, and their math skills have declined since 2013. Emma Brown reports, "Eighty-two percent of high school seniors graduated on time in 2014, but the 2015 test results suggest that just 37 percent of seniors are academically prepared for … Continue reading What did the NAEP discover about U.S. high school seniors?