Some of you are probably getting your SAT prep on before the October test date; others might have a bit more time to prepare. Either way, check out Knewton’sÂ College News Roundup for cool articles about everything college – from the admissions process to application tips to moving into your freshman dorm and more. We’re here every Wednesday for your weekly installment of college news!
This week’s top stories:
If you’re planning on taking any introductory economics course in college, get familiar with Greg Mankiw, a Harvard economics professor who writes books commonly used in classes such as Econ 101.Â In this New York Times article, Mankiw discusses some courses that every college student should take.
Are your parents pushing you to apply to their alma maters when you have a different dream school in mind?Â Point them to this Los Angeles Times article written by a mother who can empathize.
This New York Times post talks about some common questions you might have about applying to colleges.Â Remember you can also always submit questions of your own to Knewton on our KnewtonSAT Tumblr page.
Patrice Bending, a senior at St. John’s University in New York, discusses how sacrificing her social life in order to get ready for her professional life affected her college experience.Â Would you be willing to do the same?
Should your “hidden extracurriculars” be revealed on your college applications?Â Read more in this New York Times post to find out.
Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California hopes to become the first accredited Muslim college in America.Â Read more in this Associated Press article about the school’s goals as well as the inaugurating class members’ aspirations.
U.S. News looks at how students can get more financial aid from their dream schools.
SmartMoney.com talks about discounts that college students should know about to save as much money as possible when away from home.Â Keep these companies in mind as you get ready to purchase cell phone plans, gym memberships, and more.
The Associated Press highlights a growing trend among underclassmen at colleges: career research.Â Students are getting a head start with identifying what careers would be best for them at their colleges’ career centers, but can this planning ahead be detrimental to students’ open-mindedness to other opportunities in the future?
The BBC News reports that the University of Baltimore is introducing an English class that has students plan out their ideal monster movie.Â Would you take this class?
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