Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Monday, December 22, 2014   




Studying for success
This week we look not only at the majors that tend to produce the highest salaries, but also at the US colleges that count the greatest number of billionaires among their alumni.

Right on the money
Many who are midway through their careers think about doing an MBA to advance up the corporate ladder or make a job switch, visualizing a bigger paycheck afterward.

Keep your cool in the exam room
For many students the last two weeks of December and the first two weeks of January are marked by mock exams, and then it's just four short months until the real thing.

No running away from prep
The very first week after my half-term holidays was awful.

Cheap as chips
For the internet generation, a tablet in hand seems to be a common scene. Local schools share the same thought, as there is an increasing trend in using tablets to support e-learning.

The magic of three elements
UK boarding schools, and UK education in general, are known internationally as arguably the best in the world. While some of the independent boarding schools may look like Hogwarts from Harry Potter, it isn't magic that makes these school able to produce such good results in exams and student development. The real magic comes from a combination of three main elements.

Need for a change of style?
A new report by the Sutton Trust (a UK- based charity that aims to improve social mobility and address educational disadvantages) and Durham University states that the ways in which pupils learn "remains a mysterious subject."

Should I ask for a re-mark?
So it's happened. You've opened your results and they are not what you were expecting, in fact, they're not even close. What should you do about it?

Home away from home
Boarding schools in the UK take pride in having spent many years perfecting the way they help their students fit in and feel at home as quickly as possible. A big part of this is the food and accommodation.

Eye, eye, sir!
Three in five schoolchildren in Hong Kong are shortsighted and while the prevalence has remained constant the severity of myopia appears to be rising.



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