Courses Never Taught Me Anything!

“A precocious boy – a student at the University of the Witwatersrand by the time he was 15 – and bullied for it, reading was his connection to the wider world. Courses, he said, never taught him anything. The way to learn was to get a book that told you how to do things, and… Read More

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Military-Connected Students Go to the University of Chicago

Obviously, every university wants only the most brilliant and gifted students to join its community. That is why the application process consists of many stages and includes some time-consuming and difficult assignments. The University of Chicago is not an exception. With an acceptance rate of 7.2%, it seems challenging to enrol there. All the applicants… Read More

5 Tips for Veterans to Succeed in College

For a stouthearted veteran whose epic military experiences can serve as inspiration for a big-budget blockbuster, entering the serene environment of academic life can be even more disturbing than blazing away in the eye of ensuing havoc. Indeed, the college habitat, where students focus on the run-of-the-mill monologue of a stuck-up professor or spend their… Read More

The Best Ways to Memorise New Information for Students

College students today deal with many problems: essay writing, plagiarism, lack of time, the overabundance of homework, or exams just to name a few. However, although one can say anything about how difficult it is to write all the assignments you are given, education has always been and still is primarily about learning and memorising… Read More

Things You Should Do to Have a Career as a Physical Therapy Assistant

If your dream job involves helping others, then you need to consider a career in physical therapy. As a physical therapist assistant, (PTA) you will play a major role in restoring motion and function in people’s lives, while also reducing their pain level. What does a PTA do? As a PTA you will be the… Read More

Linking Knowledge, Novices, & Collaboration in Learning Outcomes for Teams

Research Paper Title Effects of Prior Knowledge on Collaborative and Individual Learning. Background Collaborative learning is an extensively used instructional technique by which individuals interact in small groups to learn to solve academic problems. This study aimed to determine the impact of task-specific prior knowledge on individual learners and collaborative groups that were instructed to… Read More

Do Your Early Performance Wins Breed Overconfidence?

Being too sure of oneself can be a problem, and research reveals a pattern in how it develops. In an experiment that involved making medical diagnoses, subjects with no experience started out under-confident, but after just a few early successes they perceived themselves as more expert than they actually were – a phenomenon the researchers… Read More