Just like home, only the exact opposite in every way.
Tags: test anxiety
English, Anthro, Psych, History, Philosophy, Art History, etc. I had a mathematician friend who used to group these disciplines as the “feelings majors.” It's a term my Philosophy-major-turned-International-Economist-for-the-US-Treasury fiancee and I still use, but it's, you know, our term. Of all the Feelings majors, one of the most popular, if not the most popular, is the B.A. in English, like the one held by yours truly. For that reason, it's become a shorthand for “unprofitable major.” And I won't lie to you—it's not all that easy to parlay a degree in English into a $65,000-per-year job with full benefits right out of school (unless you want to go into consulting, which is a proud recruiter of feelings majors because—believe it or not—communications skills actually count for something. But for consulting you have to be at least marginally functional in math, and have a high pain tolerance). But here's the thing:
During the college application process, students are bombarded with information (of variable reliability) about "what the colleges want to see."
Tags: college admissions
You can trust him. He's pre-med.
Cambridge Coaching would like to apologize for the awfulness of this pun.
Any writing tutor will tell you that the most effective way to improve your writing is to improve your reading. This is indisputably true. But for some people, especially those who were never taught the rules of grammar or composition, reading is not enough, and they crave a simple, clear, instructive textbook. For most other subjects, the competition among textbooks is ferocious (those things make money); as a result (thanks, capitalism!) there are terrific books for everything from history to animal behavior. Yet while there's a reasonably broad selection of writing guides out there, they tend to range from dull to unbearably dull. As far as I can tell, there are three reasons for this.