Saturday, November 18, 2006

Pay Students To Take College Classes

Here is an interesting idea: Pay high school students to take college level classes. That is the proposal of the Minnesota Private College Council which is proposing the state spend $100 million over two years to give high school students incentives to take college prep courses. Student would be able to earn up to $5,000 in scholarship money under the proposed program.

I'm all for any program that can help people afford the cost of college. I"m interested to see if this will help students better prepare for college and I'd like to see what type of results a program like this might bring.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

41 Tips To Help A Student Get "A" Grades

While getting my finances in order so that I can pay for college is important, getting good grades and enjoying my studies will also be on the top of my list. I came across this good list of 41 Tips To Help A Student Get "A" Grades. Here are a few of them that I liked:

5. A useful measure to recall the material you have read is to get another person to ask you questions or alternatively ask yourself questions about the material you have read. i.e. What is the main assessment criteria?

14. Try to develop the skills of listening for the important word cues that illustrate or reveal the teacher/speaker’s emphasis. These include words like most important, on the other hand, in addition to etc.

36. It is advisable to try to schedule work or study that demands high levels of concentration, such as taking notes on a specific text in 50 minute time periods. Then have a short break.