When almost every college students response to moving vehicles is, “hit me. pay for my tuition,” you know there’s an issue.

Canadian student protesters’ response to police demand that they disclose their march route

anonymous asked:

I completely gave up on college my first year. As in just not trying at all. Felt I wasn't mature enough to handle to stress and class. All I did was party and skip and flunked out basically. You think it's possible for me to ever go back to college?

Absolutely! You can go back to college at any time. Sometimes people need to go to the real world first and figure out what they want to do with their life before they go back. I’ve actually found that older students are a lot more dedicated and focused, because they know what they want to do and they have a lot more constraints on their time. If you want to go back to school, then fucking do it.

7 Free Apps That Make College Life Simple

College life brings a new amount of responsibility. Students suddenly have to manage more aspects of their lives than they did back in high school. From finances to homework, handling it all can be overwhelming. Thankfully, the digital age makes it easy and straightforward. If you have a smartphone or tablet, you have your choice of hundreds of apps to keep you organized.

To get you started, here are seven free apps that make management simple.

1. Mint

Mint is a free financial tracking app that lets you see all of your accounts and expenses in one place, which is very useful for college and beyond. Its bank-level security means that you can’t move funds, but neither can anyone else. You can track costs like rent, food, gas, and car payments. It’s easy to see when bills are due and where those sneaky hidden fees come in. You’ll even get notifications about unusual activity. Instead of trying to manage your money in your head or in stacks of papers, keep it all together in one simple app.

2. Chegg

Chegg is geared toward renting, buying and returning textbooks. With the mobile app, you simply scan the barcode to compare the best prices between Chegg and other book retailers. You can even sell your books directly to them, check shipping and due dates, and extend or purchase your rentals. Textbooks are expensive and many of them are priced between $80-$200. So, take advantage of an app that’ll help you save that money for other things.

3. Evernote

Store everything from lists to websites and music files in this award-winning free app. Evernote lets you keep your class notes, recipes, pictures, ideas and more in one easy to access place. It works with almost all computers and mobile devices. Sync your notes between devices so that it’s always up to date. Did a friend mention a good movie at lunch? Write it down in Evernote so you can look it up later. Create multiple notebooks for easy navigation and use tags to search anything in an instant.

4. StudyBlue

Create high quality flashcards in any subject to help you study on the go. You can quiz yourself and keep track of your score while waiting in line or during lunch breaks. The StudyBlue website allows you to search through hundreds of shared flashcards on any subject that students everywhere have made.

5. MyHomework

myHomework lets you easily keep track of assignments and due dates by color coding projects based on priority. You’ll know exactly what’s finished, what’s due and what’s late. For each day, you can see what classes you have and what homework to do. This app is great if you have trouble planning ahead for your assignments or if you can’t keep track of all your projects in your head.

6. Wikipanion

Get instant access to Wikipedia with this mobile app. You can bookmark and save pages to read later, create folders and share with your friends. Wikipanion formats each page for optimal viewing on iPhones and iPads, meaning all information is easy to see. Just don’t tell your professors you’re using it.

7. SparkNotes

The infamous “cheat” website now has an app that comes with 50 pre-installed study guides and access to many more online. Read up on Shakespeare or Dickinson in the ten minutes it takes to walk to class. Use it to look up summaries of that chapter you just couldn’t get to last night. Your English professors may roll their eyes, but at least you’ll be better prepared than if you’d read nothing at all.

College life can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. Keep it together with these apps so you’ll have more time to enjoy your experience.


//The Purpose of Education//

A senior at the Lawrenceville School, in Lawrenceville NJ, discusses the question, “what is the purpose of education?” Her response is both insightful and elegant. 

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lovesjustachemical asked:

Hey, so I just got a great job and I'm thinking I won't need to use much of my student loan next year. Do you think it's still a good idea to take the loan ($4,000 subsidized) in case of emergency? (I'm self-supporting and will only save enough from the job for my normal monthly budget for the year, plus my conservatory doesn't allow us to work during the school year.) And if I don't use it, do you think it's a solid idea to pay the loan back all at once when I graduate?

If you are able to pay for your education without taking the full amount in loans, then don’t take the loans. They’ll compound interest and you’ll end up paying back a lot more than you took out, for money you didn’t even need or use.

Stuff my students say

Working on roots/prefixes/suffixes.

Word part is -cide.

Period 5:

Me: What is it called if I kill myself?

Student: suicide

What is it called if I kill someone else?

Student: homicide


Period 6:

Me: What is it called if I kill myself?

Student: suicide

What is it called if I kill someone else?

Student: murder


Completely correct and completely wrong at the same time. But 100% hilarious.

This is not the original essay that you may have read before, which is titled You’re a medical student. And it’s so obvious why (written by an MD).

This essay was written by a medical student in response to the essay I mentioned above.

I’m not a medical student yet, but I liked the response much better. I got a not so great feeling reading the original.

For people who have read both, what do you think?

Kahoot: A Game-Based Classroom Response System

Kahoot is another great student response system that teachers can use to create and deliver quizzes and surveys to students. Kahoot provides a learning environment that is ideal for engaging students for it incorporates the precepts of both game-based learning and inquiry-based learning. Kahoot allows teachers to create quizzes and surreys that include a wide variety of multimedia elements such as videos, pictures and text. Each quiz you create can be accessed by students across different devices . Also teachers have the possibility to create time-controlled quizzes. You can set a specific period of time for the answer of each question. In this way students are rewarded not only for the correct answer but also for their timeliness.