Generally talking about yourself in an interview is so much more difficult than being asked a specific question. This ‘Tell me about yourself’ question is given to see how you handle general and open-ended questions that focus on the “big picture” of the interview, meaning who you are as a person, what you have to gain, and what you have to offer.
For the past 20 years, Dr. Shaw has been the educational literacy specialist for Western Connecticut State University’s Education and Educational Psychology Department. She is a regular instructor to both undergraduate and graduate students in t...View Full Profile
Despite pervasive and often debilitating social, emotional and communication challenges that exist within the autism spectrum, evidence suggests many individuals with ASDs have the intellectual capacity to learn within a mainstream educational environment--and many may be intellectually gifted.
Do you have trouble remembering your schoolwork? Do you get overwhelmed when you look at the material you need to study for an upcoming test? If this describes you, this article can help. Here are some practical techniques for studying and some relaxation techniques for when you study to help improve your memory and remember things better.
Frank Healy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. He counsels people with depression and anxiety. He has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. He remembers every day of his life since he was six years old. This incl...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
Taking the reading and comprehension portion of the SAT isn’t as daunting as many believe it to be. Being prepared and having a few simple strategies will allay anyone’s fears and ensure the most points gathered in the least amount of time. If after reading this advice you find you still don’t finish the section, consider taking a speed reading course to better prepare you for the next time you take it.
Abby Marks Beale is America’s #1 Speed Reading Expert. She has taught speed reading for the past 25 years and is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Speed Reading and 10 Days to Faster Reading. She is also the creator of Rev It Up Readi...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
College-bound high school seniors often look at the cost of a four-year college, and the time it takes to apply to one, and wonder if it would be better to start at a community college and transfer later. Other students see community college as a place for great training that gets them into a job in less than four years. Follow these easy steps to make sure you have a good community college experience.
Patrick O'Connor is on the Political Science Faculty of Oakland Community College and is Director of College Counseling at The Roeper School, both in Metropolitan Detroit. Born and raised in Detroit, he has been a college counselor since 1984, s...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
The way we network with fellow students and professionals is transforming. People are turning to social networks and online communities professionally and personally to form relationships, get advice, and communicate with friends and family. It is essential to remember that these social networking sites are just that, networking tools. Today, your presence online is equal to your first in-person impression, so it is of the utmost importance to use these sites to maintain a professional identity.
Jack Larson is the Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy co-founder (http://www.escoffieronline.com) and Executive Chairman at Triumph Education. He has over 30 years of experience in the private, for-profit higher education and is the...View Full Profile
Online courses are a wonderful way to earn a degree without having to drive to campus, however these courses are demanding. Some people are afraid of the technology, but basic computer skills are usually all that are needed for success. Time management and a slightly different attitude about learning are key to success in distance learning.
Dr. Elisa Robyn has a diverse academic and professional background. She has a Masters degree in Geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and spent six years working for a major oil company as an exploration/well-site geologist. ...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
You’re moving to the U.S. to study. I bet you are realizing that an education is much more than just what happens in the classroom. Here are some tips to make sure your experience abroad will be successful both in the classes and outside of them.
Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar is a writer who has lived in Qatar since 2005. She has a PhD from the University of Florida with a focus on gender and postcolonial theory. Her dissertation project was published as Haram in the Harem (Peter Lang, 2009) a...View Full ProfileRecent Articles