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Here are the top ten articles for the Colleges Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Steps for Organizing a Thanksgiving Dinner
While spending the Thanksgiving Day holiday on campus can feel lonely, or even sad, it can actually be a lot of fun. Finding fellow students to spend the holiday with can make all of the difference.
2. Cover Letters for College Students
Cover letter writing is a very important skill for students to master because they can make the difference between an employer reading your resume and the employer passing it over. A well-written cover letter may persuade the employer to consider you as a job candidate.
3. The Danger of Deficit Thinking
Many middle- and high-school students face major challenges in the educational system that have nothing at all to do with their personal circumstances. Deficit thinking is one of the more dangerous obstacles our children face. Here's why.
4. Types of Admission Interviews
Not all colleges offer admissions interviews. The colleges that do offer admissions interviews may offer one more types of interviews. Admissions interviews differ based on who conducts the interview (admissions officers, alumni, or current students).
5. Accepted to Duke University -- Jabria Howington
"My heart seemed to be spinning out of my chest and I couldn't keep my nerves calm" is how high school senior, Jabria L. T. Howington felt when she discovered that she was admitted to her dream school, Duke University. She had wanted to attend Duke since she was 5 years old.
6. Becoming a Dentist
Dentists diagnose and treat problems in the mouth related to teeth and promote oral hygiene. They also perform a variety of other tasks including repair of decayed teeth, tooth removal, and dental care instruction.
7. Physician Assistant Billie Cartwright
Physician assistants provide medical care in every medical speciality. Find out more about the field through this interview with Billie Cartwright, MHS, PA-C (certified physician assistant holding a master of health sciences degree).
8. Email Etiquette for College Students
College students often interact with professors, advisors, and other college staff members through email. Therefore, it is important for students to learn how to interact with college personnel appropriately so that they form a positive opinion of the students.
9. Understanding FERPA
FERPA (Sometimes referred to as the Buckley Amendment) is a federal law regulating the privacy of students' education records. It is important to understand your rights related to your education records to protect your privacy.
10. College Degrees
There are many types of college degrees. Some programs are entry-level programs, while others are advanced programs that require students to have college degrees to prior to enrollment.
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