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Online Students vs Traditional Students [great infographic] What is better?

online-education-vs-traditional

Distance learning programs are not new, of course, and they have become quite popular, as people have accepted this medium of learning. Many certificate courses, degree and diploma courses and master degrees programs are offered by many universities. Usually, online programs are less expensive. There are some technical requirements involved in generating this mode of education (good computer, internet access), but today these obstacles are easy to overcome, and any learner can acquire these programs from practically anywhere and at the time that suits them best. Online education is popular on every level from business schools to GED preparations, many students prefer to attend GED classes online even if they have a local school just around the corner, says Alice Rades from Best GED Classes.

This flexibility has been responsible for the popularity of online programs, and if  you would like to obtain an online education, you now easily can get it. It is not surprising to see that experts, professors and professionals are involved in developing the various course modules. If we look at how these online programs are organized we see that, from the admissions process to receiving the diploma, everything is happening online, check Getsajob.com to see how many online options are available.  Also classes are given to candidates entirely online. (more…)

Creative Courage

Brighten your future with well researched career move

heart-708x400Internship is a work-related experience. It provides students and career changers an opportunity to gain important knowledge and skills in a particular career field. Especially students can only learn the work process once they participate in day to day activities of any organization.

Internship provides an opportunity to experiment and pursue career that matches talent and interest. It is an excellent way to gain job experience with future benefits. Working as an intern you can be much ahead from the rest while searching a permanent job.

Any internship experience does not pay off in future. If you really want that this knowledge is counted be definite about your career. To determine what will be the perfect career move work with a career counselor and self assess. Many companies along with educational institution undertake job shadow programs. It enables a student to find out how he will like to be in a profession. (more…)

Is cheating in school wrong?

fgteyyyy423Time and time again I notice that students are copying each other in high school (mostly just homework). They do this because either a) they don’t get what’s going on but don’t want to get a bad grade or b) they are lazy.

A lot of the material learned in high school is never used again in your life. For the kid who wants to be an engineer, English isn’t his biggest interest. In fact, he’ll probably never need to know how to speak perfectly. Also, the kid who wants to do something with math as a career could care less about Biology. Or a kid who want to drop out and go for GED classes and a test if the school will become to demanding. I know one person who did just that, she found a website with information about GED schools and she left our school.

So is cheating wrong? To be honest, I really don’t think that copying homework from time to time is wrong. If you are passing answers around on a test, that’s a different story. However, like I’ve said before, high school is a game. Those who succeed the most in high school aren’t the ones who leave with the most knowledge. (more…)

16 Unusual & Odd Scholarships

Odds are that you don’t qualify for any of the unusual scholarships that are listed below, but that’s sort of the point. If scholarships as bizarre as these exist, then there’s certainly a few (if not many) that you can get. Now go get ‘em. Oh and double check the ones below, you never know if one might be for you…

1. Duck Tape Prom Dress – Make your prom dress out of Duck tape and you could win up to a $5,000 scholarship.

2. Left Handed Scholarship – Juniata College in Pennsylvania gives out scholarships of $1,000-$1,500 to southpaws that go to school there.

Unusual Scholarships Based on Your Height

3. If You’re Tall – Up to $1,000 for guys 6’2″ and taller and girls 5’10″ and taller.

4. If You’re Short – $250 to $1,000 for guys 6’2″ and taller and girls 5’10″ and taller.

Unusual Scholarships Based on Your Interests

5. Golf Caddies – Evans Scholars not only have a number of residences on college campuses, but also give out scholarships to golf caddies. (more…)

10 Best Colleges You’ve Never Heard Of

You may not have heard of these schools, but listen up. They offer academic strength, a supportive community, and are producing extremely successful grads. What more could you ask for? Many are building notoriety after being featured in Colleges That Change Lives: http://www.ctcl.org/.

1. Goucher College

Towsond, Maryland, 1481 students

With a 9:1 student to professor ratio are a requirement to study abroad, Goucher offers 31 majors. And 80% of students receive financial assistance.

2. Cornell College

Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1200 students

With 80% of students coming from outside Iowa, Cornell students focus on only one course at a time allowing for almost all students to graduate in less than four years.

3. Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1369 students

Known for nationally recognized study abroad and first-year experience programs and the famous K-Plan (where almost all students study abroad and complete an internship). (more…)

How to Start a Club at Your High School

Whenever I’m talking to students about activities for college applications, we end up talking about clubs. (Usually because I ask about them.) First off, what school doesn’t have at least one club? Unfortunately I usually hear that club membership can be more of a formality than an actual activity. It is easy to go to Club Day and join a bunch of clubs. But to actually stay interested and involved throughout the year – that is the actual challenge. Why? Because lots of students join clubs just for the sake of joining.

So I want to propose an idea. Why not start your own club this year? You might be thinking, how do I start a club? Easy – all you need is a teacher to offer their room at lunch and a few friends to join. (Of course, you will need to talk to your school administration to fill out the proper forms and be sure you are ready for Club Day.) But once you get past those basics, you have the opportunity to create something you love! What is your passion? Puppies? Why not create a club where you and your friends can discuss, explore, learn about, and support all things puppies? (Ok, silly example- but seriously, who doesn’t love puppies?)

Starting a club has major benefits for college. It shows colleges you have taken initiative and leadership. And hopefully this club can actually make a difference. In the puppy club- you could hold a fundraiser and donate the money to your local animal shelter. Or why not plan a monthly trip to volunteer for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Plus, starting a club has personal benefits. You can spend your lunch with people who love the things you love. You can learn new things and make new friends by discovering common interests. You can puppy watch films, start a puppy book club, and share your favorite cute puppy websites.

At Acceptly we want you to get involved and go above and beyond. Starting a club this fall is a great way to amp up your activities and get one step closer to getting into your dream school. (more…)

Job Opportunities for High School Students

Considering a part-time or summer job? Whenever possible, we recommend taking an internship or unpaid job in an area of major or career interest over a paid job doing something unrelated to college or academics.

Read our tips about job opportunities for high school students:

  • Relax, you don’t have to get a job. Colleges expect academics to take priority over everything else. Between school, activities, and your family, colleges understand that you may not have time for a job. And they will not “mark you down” for having no jobs during high school.
  • Jobs can serve as a way to make some extra spending money or save for college. When you list jobs on college applications, you may be asked how you spent or plan to spend the money earned. Feel free to state reasons like: supporting my family, saving for college, buying a car, or having extra spending money for the weekends.

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How to Write Your College Application Essay

So I’m ready for college , after following all these troubles with high school teachers, I decided to follow the GED online course and I finally I got my high school equivalency diploma. Now is a great time to get ahead of the game and start working on your college application essay. While you’ll probably need to write a few essays for your college apps, the best one to work on first is your ‘personal statement’ or main essay. The purpose of your personal statement is to give colleges a better idea of WHO you are, WHAT experiences have been important or significant in your life, and WHY they are relevant or significant.

Follow the 5 steps below to get started on your college application essay:

  • 1. Take out a piece of paper or create a new doc on your computer.
  • 2. Spend 10-15 minutes and try to jot down:
    favorite activities
    proudest accomplishments
    hobbies, interests, and passions
  • 3. Now spend 5 minutes and try to jot down:
    favorite memory
    happiest moment
    most challenging experience (more…)

How To Choose Your Best Colleges

As you plan for college, one of the most exciting parts is choosing your list of colleges. You might be wondering how to choose your best fit colleges. Many students run to college rankings. Yesterday, US News and World Reports released their top colleges. While these lists are fun, I don’t think it was a huge surprise that Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Stanford, Penn, and Duke all ranked in the top 10. And let’s be realistic, with these schools accepting between 6-11% of applicants, the competition is pretty fierce.

So check out these tips for choosing your best colleges:

1. Look for a good academic fit.

Be realistic with the schools you are targeting. Remember, grades and test scores hold substantial weight in admissions decisions. While it is healthy to have a few reach schools, you want to focus on building a list of colleges that accept students with GPA’s and test scores similar to yours. The closer you are to a school’s average admitted student, the higher your chances of getting accepted. And the higher your chances of getting scholarship money!

2. Look for a good social fit.

Each college offers a unique social scene. College isn’t just about going to class. It is also about meeting new people and trying new things. But everyone has a different definition of a “fun” social life. Figure out where you will do the best socially and look for colleges that offer what you need. Greek life? Adventure clubs? Honors dorms? It is all out there. (more…)