Education System in the USA

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  • Article Image How to Write the Best University Essays

    How to Write the Best University Essays

    Active is better than passive. This principle applies to almost anything dealing with thoughts, emotions, and concepts. And academic writing is no exception! The active voice has proven to be far more appealing to the reader than the passive voice. 

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  • Article Image English Is Still Essential for Study in the U.S.

    English Is Still Essential for Study in the U.S.

    In order to be successful in the U.S. classroom, a student also needs to know the basics of writing essays, creating presentations and speaking in public.

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  • Article Image How Can I Afford College in the U.S.?

    How Can I Afford College in the U.S.?

    The biggest benefit of the 2+2 plan is affordability. Tuition at a community college is typically one-half or one-third the tuition of a university in the same area. Most accredited community colleges are public and designed to provide low-cost tuition alternatives to families that live in communities surrounding more expensive universities.  

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  • Article Image How to Write a College-Level Essay

    How to Write a College-Level Essay

    So, you’ve made your way to college and find yourself yet again writing essays for every subject and just about every conceivable topic. You spent a lot of your high school years dreading the essay, always leaving it to the last moment, the week before it was due, or even the night before it was supposed to be handed in. In university or college it is the time to stop putting yourself into that situation and start doing your essay properly by allowing yourself time and creating less stress.

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  • Article Image 5 Ways Technology is Impacting Modern Education

    5 Ways Technology is Impacting Modern Education

    The world is changing at a rapid pace, with more and more technological innovations affecting and enhancing our daily lives in many ways. Life nowadays is very different to how it was just a couple of decades ago, thanks to the proliferation of smartphones, the internet, apps, and other technological advancements.

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  • Article Image An Introduction to Online Education

    An Introduction to Online Education

    Many have found themselves wishing they could study in the USA, but their circumstances wouldn’t let them leave their family and work. Or getting their Visa and living in a new country was just too daunting, even if funds weren’t an issue. The dream of achieving a higher education in the US by way of textbooks and a professor lecturing face-to-face begins to feel as far away as the country itself.

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  • Article Image College Surprise: Admission with Conditions

    College Surprise: Admission with Conditions

    Many students who have benefitted from it see conditional admission as a perfectly acceptable route to their top-choice campus. Universities tout it as a way they can admit more low-income students who deserve a chance but might not have had the same advantages of better-prepared applicants from private and suburban high schools.

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  • Article Image Five Reasons International Students Should Attend a Community College

    Five Reasons International Students Should Attend a Community College

    In 2017-2018, the U.S. welcomed 1,094,792 international students. Of these students, 8.6% chose to begin their studies at a community college, according to the Institute of International Education’s 2019 Open Doors report. While a community college may not be the first image that comes to mind when considering studying abroad, it is often the best route for many international students. Keep reading to find out why you should consider attending a community college.

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  • Article Image Are Online Courses Right For You?

    Are Online Courses Right For You?

    What to expect from an online course

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  • Article Image Choosing a STEM program at a Canadian University

    Choosing a STEM program at a Canadian University

    The demand for workers who can fill STEM-related jobs is predicted to continue to expand, and Canada is working to ensure that its workforce can meet future challenges.

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  • Article Image 6 Benefits of Studying at a Catholic High School

    6 Benefits of Studying at a Catholic High School

    The US has private, religious, and public schools, and they are all unique. International students are limited to attending US public schools for one year, but international students can attend private and religious schools for all four years of high school.

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  • Article Image 10 Tips For Campus Visits

    10 Tips For Campus Visits

    As the school year winds down, the college search process often begins. For many students, this includes plans to visit U.S. college campuses. Common questions are: When is the best time to visit? and What should we expect to accomplish? The answers: Visit when you can, and Soak up as much information as possible! Ideally, you would visit when classes are in session and the campuses are full of life. That may not always be possible, though, so go when you can.

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  • Article Image Campus or Resort? 3 Schools with Amazing 'Extras'

    Campus or Resort? 3 Schools with Amazing 'Extras'

    When choosing a college, a lot of factors will probably play into your decision: the school’s reputation, the classes offered and the professors in your major. A large part of your decision will probably be based on the academic credentials of each college you’re considering.

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  • Article Image Applying Early Action or Early Decision? What You Should Know

    Applying Early Action or Early Decision? What You Should Know

    Applying Early Decision (ED) or Early Action (EA) are increasingly popular options for applicants to U.S. colleges and universities. Is either one right for you? Here’s what you need to know before you apply!

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  • Article Image Plagiarism - What You Should Know

    Plagiarism - What You Should Know

    As a student, you will be required to write numerous essays, reports, and research papers. To save time and get high grades, you may be tempted to copy academic works from others or even seek out custom writing services for help. To be clear, this is something you should never do when studying in the U.S. This is known as “plagiarism” in academia. It may lead to your expulsion and a ruined academic reputation.

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  • Article Image How Different Are University Classes in the U.S.?

    How Different Are University Classes in the U.S.?

    All I know about American high schools I learned from High School Musical and all those other Disney movies. In other words, I know close to nothing about what it’s like for students here before college, but I definitely know that high school life in Ecuador did not prepare me for this.

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  • Article Image Completing High School While Working Towards Your Bachelor’s Degree

    Completing High School While Working Towards Your Bachelor’s Degree

    The High School Completion programs at participating Washington State community colleges provide an opportunity for international students who are high school juniors (11th grade) to complete their high school diplomas and also earn college credit toward an associate’s degree.

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  • Article Image Plagiarism and American Academia

    Plagiarism and American Academia

    Plagiarism is the process of stealing someone's work and representing it as your own. It's illegal, and it leads to penalties according to the policies of most American universities.

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  • Article Image University Rankings: A Student Perspective and Experience

    University Rankings: A Student Perspective and Experience

    One of the first things that comes to everyone’s mind while choosing U.S. universities is “Ranking.” Rankings can give you a basic idea about universities, but are these rankings really the main thing to keep in mind while choosing universities? The answer is no.

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  • Article Image The International Student's Guide to Taking Great Notes

    The International Student's Guide to Taking Great Notes

    As an international student, you will find yourself facing different sights, sounds, and social situations than what you are used to. The same goes for inside the classroom, where the presentation of the course material and the expectations that instructors have may be confusing or unclear

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