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Students Archive for July, 2009

Visibility Vs. Quality: Which Makes the Better College?

How often are high school students told that, in order to be successful, they must attend a college that is above all things instantly recognizable? While high visibility is usually a great indicator that a school is quality material, there are many other factors that may balance out or even outweigh elements like visibility alone.… | Read More

Twitter and Education: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

Didn't your teachers ever tell you that it's impolite to twitter in the middle of class? Perhaps they did once, back in the olden days (read: a year ago) when "twittering" referred to giggling and lighthearted chatter. But when it comes to the popular social networking and microblogging application? Far from it.
In fact, they… | Read More

The Three-Year Plan: Getting More Bang For Your College Buck

Between a downturned economy and the rising costs of college, everyone's looking for a way to cut their spending and minimize debt. For some students, that means putting college dreams on hold for a while while they work to save money; for other students, it's the other way around. The average student takes a whopping… | Read More

College Degrees: Personal Protection as well as Personal Achievement

The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting today that neither the incumbent lieutenant governor, running for reelection, nor the Republican challenger for governor (and current secretary of state) have college degrees.�� The article goes on to discuss successful people who have gotten to the top without a degree: Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft), Steve Jobs (founder… | Read More

Online Summer School an Option for Busy High School Kids

Online Summer School an Option for Busy High School Kids Kaplan University, a veteran online school that also has campuses across the country, has opened up an online summer school for secondary school students. ��Students who have summer travel plans that conflict with educational obligations can manage both, with a little discipline and internet access. According to… | Read More

College Degrees Wanted -- and Online Education Could Help

There are more students in college nowadays than ever before -- but education officials are saying it's still not enough to fill the growing number of career opportunities requiring college graduates.
There are certainly roadblocks along the way. According to the Sun-Herald, The Southern Regional Education Board has released its 2009 "Fact Book on Higher… | Read More

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