Category Archives: Education news

College sports and academics: Reading level of student athletes

The revelation by University of North Carolina (UNC) whistleblower Mary Willingham that some college athletes read at a grade school level has received much attention. Willingham was a learning specialist in the Academic Support Program for Student Athletes at UNC. … Continue reading

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Last call: Apply now for The Top TA Scholarships by CengageBrain!

While receiving a college degree will help provide numerous opportunities for your future in the workforce, it can be a costly item that doesn’t come easy. Sure, student loans can help alleviate the pain of college costs…for now. But down … Continue reading

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Honor Code vs. paper mill: Know the academic and ethical penalties

Student success depends on making ethical choices during your college years. The reasons for buying a term paper online and passing it off as your own are many, not the least of which is that starting your adult life off … Continue reading

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Tips for college students filing for FAFSA

Ah January—a time for resolutions, heading back to campus and … filing for FAFSA. Whether you are still applying for college or already on campus, college students soon learn that the beginning of the year is when they have to … Continue reading

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One week only: Take 35% off rental textbooks from CengageBrain.com

With the Spring 2014 semester just around the corner, getting a head start on buying your textbooks really isn’t such a bad idea. In fact, it might be a great way for you to start off on the right foot … Continue reading

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Drone delivery service: Amazon Prime Air plans to ship packages with unmanned aerial vehicles

On December 1, Charlie Rose of 60 Minutes went behind the scenes at Amazon with Jeff Bezos to show just how all of the packing and shipping – the inside of Amazon’s organization – works. But the big reveal at … Continue reading

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Words you need to know: “Selfie” is Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2013

It may not have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, but the word “selfie” hit Oxford Dictionaries top word of the year spot for 2013. The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a word or expression that has … Continue reading

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How to keep your computer safe from hackers, the crypto virus, and ransomware

Imagine this. You’re off campus, doing research on Questia on your laptop in a local café. You get an email notification and see you have a message from UPS. The email is related to a customer support issue and has … Continue reading

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Google vs. Siri: How conversational search will change online search engines

Long, long ago, in a land, far, far away people used to search for information in something called a library, using books and card catalogs and something cutting edge known as microfiche. Ask a Gen Xer about it sometime and … Continue reading

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Do-it-yourself degree: Design your own interdisciplinary college major

Does the traditional list of majors not inspire you? Were you advised to take a bunch of liberal arts courses and figure it out later? Did you know you can design your own major? If you’re bold, persistent and have … Continue reading

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