Nebamun’s garden, fragment of a scene from the tomb-chapel of Nebamun (Around 1350 B.C.)
Back in March, we featured a post on how to research performing arts topics and we wanted to follow it up with a brief exploration into a few of the most well-received art history books and articles ever written. Art history majors might be intrigued to learn more about the recent contemporary art sale at Christie’s, which established 16 new world records with works by 20th century modern art painters Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jean-Michel Basquiat selling for a combined $638.6 million.
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Richard Huish College Exam Hall
Not many of us like tests. But testing has long been seen as the best means for assessing intelligence and what students have learned from their instructors. So how is that view affected by the possibility of grade inflation in college? And is grade inflation really a problem, or has its impact been blown out of proportion?
The whole purpose of college, and education in general, is for people to walk away with a certain mastery of a subject, as well as the ability to process new information as it comes to them.
Undergraduates studying political science and/or law might want to take advantage of Questia’s archive of government books and articles. Back on March 7, we posted how to conduct quantitative research and in a time when Congress and the President continue to debate the significance of the country’s public debt, we at Questia thought it was high time to review systems of government.
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For some the writing process is cathartic, while for others it’s more like torture. As a college student, having good writing skills is more critical for certain majors than others. However, once college is over, to compete in today’s job market, good writing skills aren’t an elective — they are a MUST. We could all use a lesson or two on how to brush up on our writing. Here are some useful tips on how to become a better writer.
Pop quiz time! For all you history buffs, plowing through your history books and articles, let’s delve into a short history of the human race and see where you stack up!
How far back does the oldest human (hominid) date from?
A) 250,000 years
B) 500,000 years
C) 1,000,000 years
D) 2.3 million years
E) 4.4 million years
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Have a truly exquisite professor that enriched your life for the better? There’s still time left to nominate and vote for them to win the title of MVP — Most Valuable Professor! By doing so, you’ll automatically be entered to win one of three $50 Visa gift cards and they’ll be up for a chance to win a scholarship in their name.
College scholarships created in honor of MVPs!
Performers at the US White House celebration of Cinco de Mayo May 4, 2007
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday that has come to be synonymous in America with margaritas, Mexican food and an all around good time. But how much do you actually know about Cinco de Mayo history? For instance, what does Cinco de Mayo commemorate? If you’re not certain, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of these fun facts about this spring date, discover popular Cinco de Mayo celebrations and learn how to make some authentic Mexican fare. ¡salud!
Five facts about Cinco de Mayo
True, Cinco de Mayo is over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t brush up on your trivia and knowledge for next year. Here are 5 fun facts about this May holiday:
- Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of El Día de la Batalla de Puebla or The Day of the Battle of Puebla — it does not commemorate Mexico’s Independence (this is on September 16).
My term paper sucked! It came back covered in red. What happened?! I thought it was awesome. How can I tell if the term papers I’m handing in are of high enough quality to get me a good grade? Some simple advice, such as using an outline, visiting the student resource center and following term paper format will help you go a long way. By taking time to review some college tips for writing successful term papers, you could achieve a student advantage over others who just put words on paper.
Here’s a checklist of things to do before handing in your term paper:
Do you know the history of Memorial Day? Founded in 1868 under the name Decoration Day, the first Memorial Day was intended to honor those soldiers who had fought in the American Civil War by decorating their graves. Since then, the event has expanded to honor veterans of any wars fought by American soldiers. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a federal holiday and scheduled for the last Monday of May. In honor of American soldiers and Memorial Day, we at Questia are sharing five free resources for the top research topics about American soldiers. You can also check out Questia’s other sources on the U.S. Revolutionary War, the U.S. Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War.
Science articles and science books fill many of the libraries in our universities and colleges but scoring easy access to them is not always so simple. This is a problem that happened to Varvara Trachana, a biologist with a PhD in biological chemistry from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. Thanks to Greece’s six straight years of economic recession and an unprecedented level of economic austerity measures, the Greek Ministry of Education has stopped paying its subscriptions to numerous science journals and papers. The denial of science and scholarly papers means biologists like Varvara Trachana can no longer contribute to scientific research and makes it extremely difficult for science instructors to teach their students.