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Tip for all my student readers: if you’re too lazy to use a bibliography creator like NoodleBib or RefWorks, let Google generate your bibliography entries for you. All you have to do is google the article/book title in Google Scholar, click “cite” at the bottom of the search result, and copy either the MLA, APA, or Chicago cite into your word document.
Signal boost because omg how did I not know this in college?
Since registration is starting soon I figure this is ample time to remind the six people who look at my Tumblr that citing your sources is really important in college and that this will be your best friend forever.
If you’re in high school and want to go to college? Learn to source! You’ll be way ahead of the curve and it’s 100% more important than knowing what the hell a predicate nominative is.
I use http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ to figure out how to cite for my papers, and it’s been quite useful for the three years I’ve been at this!
Since 1978, the cost of attending college in America has increased 1,120 percent. And as you can see in this infrographic the financial model for higher education looks broken, as tuition costs are rising faster than inflation. This infographic breaks down the small fortunes that students are investing in their academic lives—implicitly asking why it has to be this way, and explicitly advising future students on how to minimize their debt.
» via Fast Company
And don’t forget: your interest rates on your student loan debt is set to double on July 1.
Student services are growing, but mostly the government is defunding education. Additionally, athletics is a revenue generating system that puts its money towards paying $1 million salaries for head coaches (normally more than the president of the institution.
Colleges are non-profit organizations, but they have high operating costs. Many colleges work hard to reduce the cost for their students, only raising tuition slightly. Unfortunately, the state and federal governments don’t understand how colleges work. They say “tuition is so high, you don’t need our help” and then cut funding. The college has no choice but to raise tuition, or decrease services. If they decrease services, the become less competitive and attract less student.
An open letter to public education (x)
“Branding and academia may seem like uncomfortable bedfellows. Creating a brand is a fundamentally reductionist process, distilling complex concepts into short words and simple visuals, while academia celebrates detail and discourse.”
We need to stop worrying about brands, and start looking at online identity. This isn’t a billboard or advertisement; Schools use the internet for a large portion of their interactions with students. Yes it should reflect positively on the institution, but it is more complex than branding.
Here is a possible joint venture: Why don’t the professors help the teachers persuade public high schools to teach research with required projects? That might raise the quality of the first year of college in a way that would please AP teachers who see the students off and the college instructors who greet them.