Rewind time 100,000 years ago: several different species of humans co-exist on earth.There was, of course, our own species, Homo sapien, but we were joined by our more athletic siblings from the Tree of Life, Homo erectus, who had left Africa and colonized Asia long before we ventured beyond the mother continent, all the while another sibling, the stocky Neanderthal, was hunkered down in a European ice age.… Continue reading
I know–it’s been awhile since I have bestowed my mystic knowledge of college survival tips ’round these parts, and I do apologize. Been a little busy over here on my end, but I’m back now and ready to shower down my wisdom from the mountaintop yet again.… Continue reading
Despite increasing tuition rates, more students are attending college than ever before. But are students actually learning anything?
Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa recently published “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses,” which exposes national issues of higher education and claims that undergraduates are slacking more than ever before.… Continue reading
A new study finds that may be the case. Those who cope with work-family conflict by becoming busier and looking for more resources to solve problems – type-A multitaskers — actually experience more stress and strain, says the study in the Journal of Applied Psychology. … Continue reading
If you’ve been out of the classroom awhile, chances are your study skills are not up to par. But that’s not a reflection of your intelligence – even the smartest students struggle as they work their way back into the school groove.… Continue reading
They text their friends all day long. At night, they do research for their term papers on laptops and commune with their parents on Skype. But as they walk the paths of Hamilton College, a poster-perfect liberal arts school in this upstate village, students are still hauling around bulky, old-fashioned textbooks — and loving it.… Continue reading
Every august for the past ten years I have marched into Wal-Mart to buy new school supplies, in most cases bring along my mother and some very archaic ideas of what to buy. My list would include a single-subject spiral notebook for each class (the cheap ones), a 10-pack of pens, a binder, and a paper folder for each class.… Continue reading