Don't Waste Time Studying, Learn it the First Time Around

November 19, 2007

Lifehack comes to the rescue once again by providing this useful and succinct article that suggests that studying less and learning something right the first time around is more beneficial than repeating and reviewing information over and over again. In … Continued

Watch Out for Common Science Misconceptions

October 24, 2007

When I was growing up, I believed what my grandfather told me about how the world works. Although I know he meant no harm, I was taught that objects are weightless on the moon because gravity is zero in outer … Continued

Develop Good Habits Before You Need Them

October 22, 2007

We’ve all got our own ways of doing things. But does “Hey, it works for me!” really mean “I’ve got bad habits that I’m too old to fix”? Everybody has bad habits. Often, they originated when we were young, when … Continued

Stomp Out These Common English Errors

October 10, 2007

From homophones to the Great Vowel Shift to good ol’ colloquialisms, there are plenty of reasons that the English language has a hard time making the transfer from talk to text. If reading your students’ papers has become tortuous for … Continued

Its You’re Fault if There Not Learning Grammar

September 27, 2007

In this age of grammatical informality brought on by email, IM, texting, and yes, blogs, I cackled like a bitter old man when I read the headline to Brian Clark’s Copyblogger post, “Five Grammatical Errors That Make You Look Dumb.” … Continued

Warn Your Students Against Financial Aid Myths

September 24, 2007

Prevent your students from adding years to their student loan repayment schedule. Bankrate.com offers up some more good advice for your college-bound students. Cheryl Allebrand’s “13 Financial Aid Traps” is as much for parents as for their kids, and dispels … Continued

The Final Countdown – Countdown to College

September 4, 2007

College can teach your students many important lessons – the satisfaction of broadening one’s mind, the transition from adolescence to adulthood, and the crushing burden of lifelong student loan debt. If you’re still paying for the bestest four years of … Continued