Entries by Ginny Gaylor

Unleash your inner artist — Top creative writing tips

Looking to unleash your inner artist? Putting pen to paper, or who are we kidding, fingers to keyboard, can be rewarding. But discovering the untapped poet or novelist inside of you can also be hard work. If you truly want to develop your talent with words, try these creative writing tips. Start with the basics […]

Assessing intelligence: Testing and grade inflation in college

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 […]

Free reading on today’s top environmental issues — From climate change to hazardous waste

Climate change is something the Earth has experienced since its creation. Scientists first started theorizing about the reasons for these changes in the 19th century. Over the past 200 years, studies have highlighted the negative causes and effects of changes to our planet’s weather and the resulting environmental issues. Environmental and Earth sciences have become very […]

Physical education at the college level: Are undergrads exercising enough?

Obesity is a much-discussed problem in America. Quite a bit of that talk has centered on the problem in adults and children, but what about for college students? They too are struggling with their weight. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5.2 million college students are obese. Contributing to the problem is […]

Are MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) the future of higher education?

The winds of change are blowing—this time in the hallowed halls of higher education. As it has done with so much of our daily lives, the Internet is making inroads into academia with the growing use of Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. While the debate is still ongoing as to whether this developing form […]

Job hunt study guide: Tips for writing a cover letter

Before you know it, school will be over and it will be time to get serious about the future. Today’s job market is challenging for people of all experience levels, especially recent college grads. Searching for work can feel like a full-time job itself, and a good job hunting study guide will start you out […]