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Six Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About College

Jeremy Littau | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Jeremy Littau

As my college career unfolded, I discovered I was learning how to do college along the way. My grades weren't great (more on that later) because of some of the early lessons I learned, but by the time I graduated I had this thing nailed.

Straight Talk Hints About the College Application Process

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 10.21.2013 | College
Leslie K. Stein

It might seem a bit early, but if you are in junior high or early high school, this is the perfect time to start to get familiar with the college application process. You do not get do-overs.

My College Life

Justine Bateman | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment
Justine Bateman

Time to level with you. Had a bunch of stuff happen and I guess I just needed to digest it all and find places to put it all.

Mrs. Jones, Coaches, and Grandma

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.25.2013 | Books
William B. Bradshaw

Competent professors and teachers can make such a difference in the lives of their students.

The Damage of 'Impossible Perfectionism'

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 08.05.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

Last week, I got an email from a client asking me if it was OK for her son to skip one of his SAT Subject Tests this Saturday because he has been ill from what his doctor diagnosed as "stress-related migraines."

What Do I Have to Do to Get an A in This Class? (A Mathematical Perspective)

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 06.30.2013 | College
Colm Mulcahy

It seems like a realistic question for a student who has an 85.75 percent average going in the final, but is it? Can such a student come out with 93 percent overall if the final exam is worth 30 percent of the course credit?

What Happened to Small, Medium and Large?

Janie Emaus | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

I'm a coffee addict. Having this addiction shouldn't be a complicated matter, but these days ordering a coffee is anything but simple.

How Social Circles Affect Students' Grades

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.20.2013 | Science
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Nick Miller Researchers asked 160 high school students in New York to identify their close friends, regular friends and acquaintances, and then ...

Don't Let Grades Define Self-Worth

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 04.30.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

Though being mediocre shouldn't be what students strive for, letting grades determine your self-worth is absurd. Instead, students need to know what is expected of them in their industry and work toward achieving that.

Part Two: A Quaker Liberal Arts College Assesses Its President?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 04.27.2013 | College
Victor M. Feraru

This week, using six categories of investigation, The Guilfordian will assess the state of the college during Chabotar's 11-year term.

Why Grades Don't Really Matter That Much After All

Lauren Schuhmacher | Posted 04.16.2013 | College
Lauren Schuhmacher

Something I want tattooed on my forehead is "grades don't matter." The current perception of the importance of grades in academia dumbfounds me, because I think that by caring too much about grades, most students are missing the point of education.

Making a Mistake Is NOT the End of Your College Career or Your Life

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 03.11.2013 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Walk yourself back from the brink and look at the salvage options. When there is a plan B things usually work out. Be sure to have a plan B. Mistakes can be overcome if you know the tricks of the trade.

Mama, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be... Multitaskers

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Like many digital natives, your children are probably on their way to becoming lifelong multitaskers (or so you think). There's only one problem with this scenario: there is no such thing as multitasking -- at least not in the way you may think of it.

Aiming For Failure

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.08.2013 | TED Weekends
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Most people tend to run from failure as though it were some kind of disease -- a life sentence. Yet, it is anything but that. In order to change the system, to help the "square peg" kids, our national conversation needs to be turned towards failure.

Should You Pay for an 'A'? How to Motivate Your Child -- Part 1

Beth Kobliner | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Beth Kobliner

At my friend's parent-teacher meeting to discuss her eighth-grade son, the teacher made a wacky recommendation: my friend should consider bribery to motivate him to work harder in school. I'm not kidding.

Grade Litigation

Dr. Bonnie Snyder | Posted 10.15.2012 | Education
Dr. Bonnie Snyder

Here's a novel approach for a student unhappy with his report card: sue. That's right, a high school student in New York state is suing his school district over a C+ in Chemistry.

Two Things to Know About College

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 08.15.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

As a college instructor, I hear it every single semester. "How could you give me a C? I worked really hard in this class!" And in those 14 words lie two very important lessons.

The Rise Of The 'Good Grade' Pill

New York Times | Posted 06.10.2012 | Education

He steered into the high school parking lot, clicked off the ignition and scanned the scraps of his recent weeks. Crinkled chip bags on the dashboard....

Grades and Vocation

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 08.08.2012 | College
Norma Cook Everist

As a teacher, I have long advised against using grades as motivation for learning. Well yes, I suppose it works, but I don't like it that it works.

Attention Kids: Grades Are NOT Everything

Jim Higley | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

I think kids should work hard, use their talents and take school seriously. But more than anything, I want my kids to learn how to learn.

Grading Time: I Give Up, You're All Exceptional

Rebecca Schuman | Posted 07.07.2012 | College
Rebecca Schuman

It's that magical time in collegiate life when the sum total of a student's achievement is quantified in a series of letters. And these days, those letters are usually A's.

What Is It Like to Have Your College Undergraduate Admission Rescinded?

Quora | Posted 06.19.2012 | College
Quora

Even after I received the fat envelope, I never made a conscious decision to slack off... it just happened.

Your Game Plan to Conquer Finals Week

Leslie Reece Schichtel | Posted 06.18.2012 | College
Leslie Reece Schichtel

Welcome to the most popular time of the year for complaining over schoolwork. Instead of adding to the unproductive noise that usually detracts from everyone's focus, combat it with these helpful tools.

Inside DPS: Why You Should Never Miss a Parent-Teacher Conference

Jennifer Mrozowski | Posted 03.27.2012 | Detroit
Jennifer Mrozowski

I can hear it already: "Why should we have to incentivize parents to attend parent-teacher conferences?" But here's the thing: It works.

Winter Break

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.25.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

When I began professing in 1980, there seemed to be more time to teach. We had the same 15-week semesters, but my courses were much more demanding, for both me as well as for my students. Something has changed in higher education.