Monthly Archives: March 2014

Taking Notes? Put The LapTop Away

Taking Notes? Put The LapTop Away.

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Taking Notes? Put The LapTop Away

  A recent UCLA study found that students who took handwritten notes performed better on tests that assess conceptual learning than students who took notes on their laptops.  This study is soon to be published in an issue of Psychological … Continue reading

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Stanford Admissions 2014: How Much Tougher Can It Get?

Stanford Admissions 2014: How Much Tougher Can It Get?.

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Stanford Admissions 2014: How Much Tougher Can It Get?

Stanford University announced statistics from the 2014 admissions year:  A record 42,167undergraduate applications were received, and 5.1% were accepted.; 2.3% were wait listed.  Stanford is finding itself inundated with applicants planning to major in computer science, and with a much … Continue reading

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Grades vs Scores in College Admission

Grades vs Scores in College Admission.

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Grades vs Scores in College Admission

A recent study by William Hiss, former Director of Admission at Bates Colleges, explores the value of SAT/ACT vs high school grades in predicting student college success. “Defining Promise: Optional Standardized Testing in American College and University Admission” released by … Continue reading

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Reading PA Area WEEU Radio Highlights K-12 Students

Reading PA Area WEEU Radio Highlights K-12 Students.

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Reading PA Area WEEU Radio Highlights K-12 Students

Reading, PA listeners of WEEU radio’s (830 AM) will hear a new program at 4:08 pm on Monday 3/24/14. “Student Spotlight,” focusses on K-12 students within the listening area. The program, sponsored by Informed Educational Solutions,  will feature students “who … Continue reading

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Northeastern University: An Experiential Education

Northeastern University: An Experiential Education.

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Northeastern University: An Experiential Education

Students concerned about being ready to enter a competitive job market find Northeastern’s co-op program to be exactly what will prepare them and give them a fine education in the process. Undergraduates at Northeastern spend up to 18 months in … Continue reading

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