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Sitting on a mountain of money An endowment in a type of trust or fund set aside for a particular purpose. In the case of colleges, the endowment is a fund (which perpetuates and grows over time) meant to keep the school financially sound. In the case of top universities, these endowments can be genuinely massive. Which institutions of higher… Read more
That's a good question! These 11 evaluations will help you find out about yourself, your study skills, and your readiness to move ahead on your life journey (pretty corny, huh?). The fact is, the more you understand yourself the better you can prepare for the future. You should develop a quality of life that provides satisfaction, enjoyment and… Read more
Practice tests, calendars, organizers, study aids -- it's the Download Mall! Some of the stuff here is freeware, some of it is shareware (you have to make a donation) and the rest is evaluation copies (you get to play with a demo of the software and then you have to buy it for the Full Monty!). Planning for College A collection of… Read more
Find helpful and fun downloads and critical calendar information. You gotta have it, so click away! Tools & Downloads Need help getting organized? Looking for some practice tests? This is download central! College Planning Calendar From your freshmen year right through… Read more
Just what it says: a calendar to help you plan for college, or whatever you might do after graduation. Don't worry, we've made it easy. If you're a freshman or sophomore, there's not too much to do and we've laid out the whole year for you. Junior or senior? That's a different story -- you have lots to do, think about, and plan… Read more
New Evaluations Are Raising the Stakes for Teachers By Jennie Wood Teacher working with a studentRelated Links Race to the Top Official Site National Education Association Education Action Group Foundation Tools for School… Read more
Some schools in the U.S. are opting for later start times so students can get more sleep. By Jennie Wood Students taking a testRelated Links Tools for School Homework Help Teacher Evaluations National Sleep Foundation… Read more
Brought to you by the American School Counselor Association Be Equipped On the night before the test you should gather everything you'll need: the admission ticket, a valid form of photo identification, several #2 pencils, a calculator with fresh batteries (for the SAT only), a watch, and a high-… Read more
There's no getting around it: The more time you put in preparing for college entrance tests the better you'll score. If you've already taken the SAT or ACT, you may still have time to take them again and squeak out a few more points. At the Test Prep Center, you'll find lots of tips to help you study and improve your scores. SAT/ACT… Read more
Presented by ACT, Inc. There's a little-known secret about the ACT test that you ought to know: You've already been prepping for it. You've already been prepping, that is, if you've been attending school and taking the college prep classes recommended or required by your high school -- advanced classes in… Read more
High School isn't all about getting ready for college. You've got classes, homework, tests and lots more to worry about. Get help with doing research, finding answers, and even preparing for those BIG college entrance tests -- the SAT or ACT. Test Prep Center Planning to take the SAT or ACT? Think you… Read more
By Pearson Education Development Group Have you ever searched through information to find an answer to a question? Most likely you have. So, you're already familiar with doing research. All research begins with a question. When you do research, you look for information to help answer your question. A few handy tips can… Read more
By Pearson Education Development Group By now, your research project may have grown from a simple question to an interesting, information-packed paper or oral report. You've found information on the Web, organized your research, and decided how to present your information in a clear and exciting way. But you may also want to… Read more
By Pearson Education Development Group There is an enormous amount of information on the Web! However, there's an easy way for you to find specific information without searching through every site yourself. Just use a search engine. Here are some tips to help you make the most of search engines. How to Use a Search Engine… Read more
You're probably saying to yourself "Hey! I already know how to read!" But reading pages on the Web is very different from reading information in a book. When you read on the Web, you need to know how to navigate from page to page and up and down a page, using both your browser's navigation buttons and the website's features. You also… Read more
By Pearson Education Development Group The last stage of any research project is your presentation of the information you have found. There are many ways to do this-you could give an oral presentation, write a formal research paper, or post your work on the Web. In order to decide what format to use, you'll should to consider… Read more
By Pearson Education Development Group When using the Web for research, you may come across an amazing amount of information about your topic. Once you've weeded through many Web pages and found the information you want, what do you do? If you had a photographic memory, you could simply read the information on each Web page. But… Read more
Ever filled a "Search" box and gotten back a whole lot of nothin'? With a few "tricks of the trade," you can make your Web searches really pay off. And find out what else you should know when using the Internet for your papers and reports. What's the Question? What you need to find out is where… Read more
By Pearson Education Development Group There is a wide variety of information available on the Web, making it one of the most powerful tools for doing research. But unlike most other traditional forms of information, no one is required to check Web information before it is posted and made public. As a result, the quality of… Read more
by Tavia Evans As the cost of a college education rises, students are finding ways to foot the bill. Across the country, students have won scholarships to pay their way through school. What's their secret? They know where to find scholarships, when to look for them and how to write for them. There's no guarantee you'll win a scholarship… Read more