Knowledge Bound: The RSC Blog

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Posted on Jul 16, 2014 - 06:00 AM | High School | Comments (0)

In less than two months, you 8th graders make the leap from junior high to high school.   Are you ready?   You’ve probably chosen your classes by now, but that’s only a small part of being ready for high school.   College Prep for High School Freshmen   Do you have..?   ·        Career goals. Find jobs that might interest you. You don’t need a job title, but strong career possibilities are good. ·        4-year plan. Don’t just select classes for next ... More

Posted on Jul 09, 2014 - 06:00 AM | Selecting a College | Comments (0)

If you ever plan to use your college degree to own your own business, then you should know that selecting a college can be an awful lot like running a business. You can do some things yourself, but for others, you’re going to want professional help.   Five Jobs Roles for Selecting a College   Lawyer. You’re going to have to look over the small print in the college’s Awards Letter that outlines exactly what your financial aid package looks like. You may also want someone to examine difficult college admissions terms or policies. Accountant. Financial a... More

Posted on Jul 04, 2014 - 06:00 AM | College Prep | Comments (0)

In honor of the nation’s birthday, we’ve decided to present a short look back at the history of education, from the Colonial period until today…   Before the American Revolution, only the wealthy went to high school. The poor or trade classes often received some schooling, but then went to work. After the Revolutionary War, public education became popular and America’s booming factories required people to be better educated, so the poor went to high school.   The 19th century saw a groundswell in education. The wealthy built private schools like Groton an... More

Posted on Jul 02, 2014 - 06:00 AM | College Prep | Comments (0)

The one complaint students have about summer vacation? It’s too short.   It feels even shorter if you get nothing done.   As tempting as it is to enjoy the beach, hang out, and put in a few days a week at your job, you need to remember that you’re preparing for college, too. Your summer activities and accomplishments should be part of your college resume. They show colleges that you’re motivated all the time.   Four Ways to Stay Motivated This Summer   Set goals. Say to yourself, “Here’s what I need to accomplish this summer,&rdqu... More

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 - 06:00 AM | College Prep | Comments (0)

Saving baby birds from their grunting kidnappers or fighting your way through enemy fire to take out the bad guys sound like noble goals, until you realize they’re the bases for two of the most popular games of the past few years – Angry Birds and Call of Duty.   Most people recognize these games for what they are: entertainment. Gamers may discuss them to death, but when it comes down to it, they know it’s not the most important competition to be in.   You compete in all sorts of ways, and one of them is college admissions. What school you’re going t... More

Posted on Jun 18, 2014 - 06:00 AM | Career Prep | Comments (0)

What’s a liberal arts major to do in a world demanding grads with a STEM degree? That questions been plaguing college students for two decades now.   The answer: Counter those demands with your own career plan.   Consider these facts:   ·        Only 15% of students major in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, or math). 85% of college students pursue something else. ·        40% of STEM students leave their major because it’s too difficult. Some leave college all t... More




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