Funding and scholarships: top tips

Funding and scholarships: top tips

You're thinking of applying to a graduate course at Oxford? You've sorted your funding. Well, we give you some top tips. First of all, applying can actually be pretty simple. You usually don't need more than a standard course application. So apply and let your grades do the talking. Most scholarships are usually open only to new graduate students. So...
5 Active Reading Strategies for Textbook Assignments – College Info Geek

5 Active Reading Strategies for Textbook Assignments – College Info Geek

Thomas Frank talks about active reading. Active reading is a method of reading a book with the intent of pulling something useful out of it. It's different from passively going over the text once to experience it. Right off the bat, he says there were a lot of systems that have been put forward like SQ3R, SQ4R, and lots of other acronym driven systems for...
How Not To Interview For College

How Not To Interview For College

Follow our guidelines on how not to interview for college and you're sure to make a deep and abiding impression. You will need a blasé attitude casual, bordering on offensive clothing, bubblegum and a cell phone - optional a notepad and pen. Don't worry not for taking notes. Step 1 - Don't bother reading any of the materials the university sent...
How to Get an Athletic Scholarship

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship

To get an athletic scholarship approximately 2,000 colleges award athletic scholarships each year is what you can do. To get one of them, you will need athletic skill, decent grades, an updated resume, a video highlighting your athletic skills and a take-charge attitude. Step 1 - Improve your grades as much as possible you can't play for a college if...
How to Pack for College

How to Pack for College

Talking about packing for college, as though it were a major life event like getting married, it's not. Here are some tips on how to put objects in boxes. You will need possessions and boxes to put them in. Step 1 - Find out what items you're not allowed to bring your college probably lists these restrictions online. Step 2...
Successful Research Proposal Writing Tips for PhD Application | Essay Tips

Successful Research Proposal Writing Tips for PhD Application | Essay Tips

I want to talk a little bit about research proposals. Whether you're applying to do a PhD or potentially partway through a master's project or looking at a research project slightly further ahead than that, a research proposal is something that you're likely going to have to write somewhere along the way. Essentially, it is is a document that sets...
Foundation Year Program – An Introduction

Foundation Year Program – An Introduction

I'm Daniel Brandes, the Director of the Foundation Year Programme at the University of King's College. The Foundation Year Programme is the oldest and most distinguished programme of its kind in Canada. It is an interdisciplinary core text or 'great books'-style programme that brings together great works from across the traditional disciplines and moves forward in time from the ancient world all the way up...