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5 Things You Shouldn’t Put In Your College App Essay

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By Jon Fortenbury, USA TODAY College College application essays scare most of us.
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Gap Year May Have Benefits Long After College

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In “There Is Life After College,” Jeffrey Selingo explores how the post-college experience doesn’t look much like the journey we ourselves took a generation ago, and how a gap year can help.
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To Help Students Learn, Engage the Emotions

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“It is literally neurobiologically impossible to think deeply about things that you don’t care about,” says the neuroscientist Mary Helen Immordino-Yang.
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Got College Admissions Frenzy? Read ‘Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be’

Who our children are when they go to college matters a whole lot more than the name on the sweatshirt.
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20 Incredible Colleges for Students With Special Needs - BestCollegesOnline.com

20 Incredible Colleges for Students With Special Needs - BestCollegesOnline.com | MyAdvisorSays | Scoop.it
Here, we've listed some of the colleges that currently offer comprehensive or specialized programs for students who may have special needs.
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Poorest Students Feel the Bite of Rising College Costs

Poorest Students Feel the Bite of Rising College Costs | MyAdvisorSays | Scoop.it
Students from the poorest households are shouldering more of the pain from rising college costs, borrowing at far higher levels as a share of family income than ever.
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Students should learn second language to prevent dementia in later life

Students should learn second language to prevent dementia in later life | MyAdvisorSays | Scoop.it
Researchers claim languages should be a requirement for any kind of degree as bilingualism
could protect the brain in later life
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College student 3D prints his own braces

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College student Amos Dudley 3D prints his own clear braces to straighten his smile.
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13 Valuable Skills You Can Teach Yourself for Free

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Here are 13 skills you can teach yourself for free, along with resources to help you acquire those skills.
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Professor solves 300-year-old math question

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British professor Andrew Wiles wins $700,000 Abel Prize for solving Fermat's Last Theorem.
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Heavy Recruitment of Chinese Students Sows Discord on U.S. Campuses

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Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges, bringing hefty tuition dollars. Absorbing them is proving a struggle because of language and cultural barriers
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Be a Responsible Athlete When Using Social Media

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Student-athletes need to behave appropriately at all times and in all forums. They should be particularly aware of social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, or other emerging technologies.
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7 Ways To Use Social Media To Your Advantage

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A lot can go wrong online. But a lot can go right, as well. Here are a few simple ways you can use social media to your advantage.
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The (Nearly) Invisible Portfolio

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Portfolios are something I think that we need to really take advantage of in the realm of possibilities for school today.  I have written about this extensively for the past six years, and this ver…

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He's amazing to hear IRL!

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Rushton is an inspiring educator!

He's amazing to hear IRL!

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Just 37% of U.S. High School Seniors Prepared for College Math and Reading, Test Shows

Just 37% of U.S. High School Seniors Prepared for College Math and Reading, Test Shows | MyAdvisorSays | Scoop.it
Only 37% of American 12th-graders were academically prepared for college math and reading in 2015, a slight dip from two years earlier, according to test scores released Wednesday.
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American colleges need to end admissions “Hunger Games” and take a page from the U.K. playbook instead - The Hechinger Report

American colleges need to end admissions “Hunger Games” and take a page from the U.K. playbook instead - The Hechinger Report | MyAdvisorSays | Scoop.it
The American higher education system is broken. As a high school student, I’ve heard this refrain constantly. But this year, as a senior experiencing the college hoopla firsthand, I discovered how right this sentiment is. One of the biggest problems with the college admissions race is plummeting admittance rates — the result of dramatically increased …
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4 Tips for Negotiating a Better Financial Aid Package

4 Tips for Negotiating a Better Financial Aid Package | MyAdvisorSays | Scoop.it
Be specific about what you want, but don't ask for the moon.
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The real reason many millennials aren’t saving for retirement

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Young people are more likely than other generations to sock their money away. Here’s one major reason more 20- and 30-somethings aren’t.
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Top 100 universities for student experience

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The Times Higher Education's league table reveals the best universities in the
UK for student experience. How does your university fare?
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The local interns helping diversify Silicon Valley

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YearUp's unique training and internship program is connecting local low-income young adults with big name tech companies in the Bay Area.
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The Harvard Library That Protects The World's Rarest Colors

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The most unusual colors from Harvard's storied pigment library include beetle extracts, poisonous metals, and human mummies.
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A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

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Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential. And then everything changed.
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The Top 100 Universities in the World for Architecture 2016

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QS has released its 2016 rankings of the top 100 schools for architecture in the world. The company has produced an annual survey o
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10 Common Job Search Myths Debunked - The Savvy Intern by YouTern

10 Common Job Search Myths Debunked - The Savvy Intern by YouTern | MyAdvisorSays | Scoop.it
Navigating the perplexing world of job searching, with the one-sided perspective of being a job seeker, can lead people to many common assumptions about getting hired. Let’s debunk ten of these common myths, provide a reality check… and help get you hired! Getting The Job Is Only About Skill Being qualified for the job you want with the appropriate skills is definitely an important factor. After all, if you are applying for a position as a software engineer and don’t know how to program, you won’t be able to contribute much. However, during your job interview, the hiring manager is   
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Ohio State Buckeyes' recruiting efforts ramping up on Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with social media director - Columbus - Columbus Business First

Ohio State Buckeyes' recruiting efforts ramping up on Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with social media director - Columbus - Columbus Business First | MyAdvisorSays | Scoop.it
Just a few other powerhouse football programs have such a position. “It really reflects the changing dynamics in football recruiting and what’s happening nationally,” AD Gene Smith's chief deputy says.
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Career Lessons From Professors in Movies

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Even though Hollywood often exaggerates traits of higher education professionals, there’s a lot to learn from professors in movies. Justin Z
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