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Unstable foundations: The importance of learning materials first time round

According to personal development expert Steve Pavlina, college students are wasting time by failing to properly learn the material presented to them in class each week. The period of studying before exams should be treated as an opportunity to recap on learning and never to understand a topic for the first time. Pavlina likens the […]


Online Student: How to Participate Effectively for Maximum Success

“Conversation is the most powerful learning technology ever invented” – Jay Cross There’s no doubt that while online education can be an immensely rewarding experience. some students may find themselves feeling alone in their endeavors. Not only can this make a student feel isolated and more likely to quit, it can also negatively impact their […]


How to Choose a Killer Topic for your Thesis

In an ideal world, you’d have been thinking about your thesis topic since your first year of college by making a mental note of what you’re particularly interested in and what you’re good at. At the very least, you’d have started to make rough plans toward your final year dissertation over your final summer holidays. […]


Dig Deep: How to Conduct Effective Research

“I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information.” ~Irvine Welsh The contemporary Scottish novelist Irving Welsh of Trainspotting fame makes a good point. Writing and indeed many […]


Top Ranked Online University: A Closer Look at Everglades University

Each year, Degree Jungle rates the top online schools to reveal “America’s Best Online College”. In both 2011 and 2012, Everglades University has topped the Degree Jungle rankings. It seems this particular university is worthy of a closer look. Everglades University: An Overview A privately owned not-for-profit college, Everglades University has its main base in […]


University of the People: Applications for Tuition-Free Education Open Now

If you are thinking of pursuing an online education but the cost is making you more than a little apprehensive you might consider studying a tuition-free online degree from the University of the People (UoPeople). Founded in 2009 by Shai Reshef and affiliated with the likes of the Clinton Global Initiative and the United Nations […]


Top Tips for Online Students

We’ve all been a student at some point in our lives. Whether your point of reference is decades back when you attended high school or you have recently completed your bachelor’s degree in person, you will have some experience of on-campus study. Online learning is a different ball game and requires specific study skills to […]


Senior Year: Portraits, Proms and College Applications

“I thought I should go to New York because it was the place to go to study. I went and tried to get an application from the Juilliard School but they wouldn’t even give me one because I didn’t have my high school graduation.” – Maureen Forrester This past week, thousands of students have embarked […]


In Your Own Words: The Problem of Plagiarism

It’s somewhat difficult to believe that students at one of the most exclusive Ivy League universities would be involved in a plagiarism scandal, yet that is exactly what was announced on August 30. The allegation relates to answers submitted for a take home exam in May 2012. According to Bloomberg, irregularities in exam submissions were […]


Online Student? How to Prepare for the New College Year

Online Student? How to Prepare for the New College Year It’s that time of year again. Thousands of college students are packing up their belongings with an undeniable sense of excitement, parents are nervously waving their children off on their first real grown-up adventure, and the owners of truck rental companies are rubbing their hands […]


Finding College an Expensive Prospect? Consider Free Online Education

“Higher education that overcomes the boundaries of geography, time and money!” – Gerald Dicen Although financial aid and scholarships can ease the financial burden of a college education, it is fair to say that the costs involved can be prohibitive for many potential students. There may also be other factors that prevent you from attending […]


How To Use Social Media To Kick Start Your Career

Think a college degree and a nice smile is going to land you the job of your dreams? You might get lucky, but the reality is that the competition for most jobs is fierce. What do you do when hundreds if not thousands of other candidates are standing between you and that regular pay check? […]


Looking for a Sports Scholarship?

How to Navigate the Minefield to the Pitch or the Pool The ongoing excitement of the Olympic Games has undoubtedly got youngsters all over the world keen to try out a host of new sports for themselves. If you are up and running with a sport already, you might consider applying for a sports scholarship […]



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The OWL Knows

Let’s face it, for the most part many students, regardless of how intelligent they are, have difficulty with writing papers. Sometimes the difficulty is with the flow, getting the idea across to the reader, the format, grammar, punctuation and so forth. Hours are spent working on assigned term papers, abstracts and various research proses. Frustration heightens and then the student begins to procrastinate. Before they know it, the night before the paper is due is upon them and the only thing completed is the title page. Does this sound familiar?

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