Fall 2010 Update

It’s been a busy summer, with a lot of great meetings and progress.  Unfortunately, writing blog posts hasn’t been part of that, and I’m hoping to post more once school is fully underway.  I’m also planning to add an audio page to my website, and to finish some needed updates of the pages. A few …

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Does College Require “Financial Risk Management?” Yes, It Does.

The word “risk” in financial terms generally refers to the odds of incurring monetary losses from a given endeavor.  Businesses think of risk in terms of losses due to theft or liability, and investors research their decisions to ensure that their assets appreciate, rather than reduce in value.  Research, planning, and using preventive measures are …

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How To Think & Problem Solve Like An Expert

Can you think like an expert?  Of course, and you most likely do this already in some ways.  In the 1970’s when computers were being developed (and actually before the internet), some studies looked at human memory and problem solving approaches.  The most coveted information was on how “experts” in various fields approached problems and …

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How Much Writing Will You Do As A College Undergrad?

One element considered by the National Survey of Student Engagement, an annual survey done at 1,300 4-year colleges every year, looks at the type of work that college freshmen and seniors do. The recent survey found that first-year students, on average, wrote 92 pages during the academic year, while seniors wrote 146 pages. For freshmen, …

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Majority Of College Students Who Fail Had Little Planning Or Guidance

In a 2009 study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the group Public Agenda surveyed college students who did and did not graduate. Part of this study looked at the level of prior guidance and planning that students had before attending college. They study found that the majority of students, especially those who …

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