Author Archives: Ken
Published on Friday, April 15th, 2011 by Ken
Tags: campus visit, college major, community college students, internship position, job resume, part-time work, summer internship, summer vacation, university campuses
With a little over a month left of school, summer is approaching fast. For many community college students, the thought of summer conjures up images of fun in the sun and catching up with friends. Although summer vacation is meant to be restful and relaxing, it can also be productive and useful. How can I [...]
Published on Friday, March 18th, 2011 by Ken
Tags: budget, college admissions, college budget, college checklist, College Life, college tips and advice, college transfer students, college transportation, cross-country university, high school seniors, homesickness, pack for college, shipping packages for college, shopping for college
As college admissions decisions begin to come out, many high school seniors (and transfer students) are looking towards attending a four year university away from home. Thoughts of freedom from home and living in a new environment start to become a realization for many students. However, along with ideas of living away from home [...]
Published on Monday, March 7th, 2011 by Ken
Tags: college, college dorm, college textbooks, fafsa, Financial Aid, free application for federal student aid, gas money, new textbooks, saving money, university, used textbooks
In college, there are a multitude of expenses a student must cover. Sometimes students are so lucky as to have parents to support them and pay for all or part of these expenses. In other cases however, students rely on no one other than themselves to pay for costs of a college education. There are [...]
Published on Monday, February 21st, 2011 by Ken
Tags: class notes, college, college lecture, college professors, college success, editing notes, note taking, note taking materials, notes, reading materials, reviewing notes, taking notes
In college, there are many skills that a student requires in order to become successful academically. Of the many different skills, note taking is one of the most important. Good notes allow a student to have better study habits, and in turn, perform better on their tests and exams. However, the art and skill of [...]
In recent years, there have been multiple campus emergencies across the nation. These emergencies include everything from bomb threats to campus shootings and massacres. To be specific, tragedies such as the Virginia Tech massacre and the more recent shooting at Skyline College in San Bruno has stirred talks and planning about how to better campus security and student safety. Across the country, colleges and universities are struggling to find solutions and effective preventive measures to deal with these campus emergencies.
Published on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 by Ken
Tags: community college, Community College Transfer Student, English as a Second Language, gpa, grade point average, private university, Required Courses, Santa Clara University, SAT, SCU, TAA, TOEFL, Transfer Admmission Agreement, Transfer Guidelines, transfer student
Although the November 30th UC Admissions deadline has passed, there still remains many options to consider – especially for community college students. Many private universities offer transfer admission agreements or contracts. Among the various private universities, Santa Clara University is one of them.
Published on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 by Ken
Tags: Academics, Campus Goals, Campus Life, College Culture, College Life, college research, Educational Goals, uc, UC Admissions, UC application, UC campuses, university of california
For those confident in their chances of admission, or simply curious as to the various University of California campuses, a bit of research is always a good idea. Doing research on the various campuses will allow one a better sense of each individual university, and provide some assistance in choosing between two or more UCs if the time comes for it.
Published on Friday, November 26th, 2010 by Ken
Tags: college scholarships, Educational Opportunity Program, EOP, scholarships, uc, UC application, uc application deadline, UC application process, UC Application Scholarships, UC Deadline, UC Scholarships, university of california
With the UC Application deadline quickly approaching (less than a week until November 30th), there are many important aspects of the UC Application that need to be addressed. Of these aspects, Scholarships and Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) are of particular importance.
Published on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 by Ken
Tags: Intended Major, Personal Statement, Personal Statement Tips, UC Admissions, UC Berkeley, UC Major, ucb, university of california, university of california berkeley
In this article, we will analyze, point out, and consider certain aspects of an actual personal statement that was admitted to the University of California Berkeley. Breaking specific paragraphs within the personal statement, we will pull out specific techniques and concepts utilized by the author. (Both the original personal statement and a file with my comments are available at the bottom of this article)
Published on Thursday, October 28th, 2010 by Ken
Tags: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, uc, UC Admissions, UC application process, uc applications, UC Berkeley, UC Campus Tours, UC campuses, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, ucb, UCD, UCI, UCLA, UCR, UCSB, UCSC, UCSD, university of california, Walking Tours
(San Francisco, CA)- When applying to the different University of California campuses, there are many different factors to consider. Things such as campus size, environment, academic programs, awards, and many other details come into consideration. However, although this information may be available to you after some time spent on the internet, there is nothing comparable [...]