Teaching Introduction to Sociology is almost second nature to Mitchell Duneier, a professor at Princeton: he has taught it 30 times, and a textbook he co-wrote is in its eighth edition. But last summer, as he transformed the class into a free online course, he had to grapple with some brand-new questions: Where should he […]
Most high school students likely see social media sites like Facebook as a welcome distraction from their school work, and as a convenient way to keep in touch with friends at nearly all times. But according to the Christian Science Monitor , students also understand that maintaining the “perfect” Facebook profile might help land a spot at a dream college
If you have kids in high school or in college you know all too well about the high cost of a college education. Adam Metsch talks with Scott Coen about college costs and how it helps to start the process early. Watch the video here: http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/3319266
VIP Applications: What are they? This fall, a number of high school seniors will receive a personalized e-mail or letter congratulating them for qualifying for a special “V.I.P. Application.” V.I.P. Applications are applications sent from colleges to select students encouraging them to attend the school. The VIP applications offer a fast-track, simplified application process […]
Can MTV, dangling a prize of a $100,000 development budget, coax students to improve the process of seeking and securing financial aid?
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 Hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large […]
Among the worries of Michael Campbell, a high school senior in Denver, is that colleges will see only “transcript-test-scores-class-rank-me,” and not “human me.”