Maria Andreina Fernandez


Maria Andreina is a Corporate Communication student at the University of Houston in Texas. She first started writing in her sophomore year for her high school’s newspaper.

What is an “Accredited” College? Why is Being “Accredited” Important?

A student giving a thumbs up to the camera. questions & answers
There are a lot of colleges and universities in the United States, but how many of them are actually “accredited”? Just because a college exists, does not mean it has the best educational program or teaching system. The college could have been created and approved to teach, but not be accredited. What is accreditation? Accreditation …

How Colleges Encourage Students to Vote

How do colleges get students voting? student life
It’s presidential election year and I bet you didn’t know it. Just kidding, who doesn’t know it? It’s pretty hard to ignore the election process because it is the main topic throughout the whole year. Colleges and universities, especially, are places where ignoring the situation becomes especially hard. Professors talk about it, students discuss what …

Fun Facts about Colleges in America!

Clemson stadium with thousands of people cheering for a football game. college news & trends
I’m the type of person that loves to learn new things, and when it comes to weird facts, you can consider me obsessed. Here are some fun facts about colleges, colleges histories, and college graduates in the United States you probably didn’t know: Fun Facts About Colleges! The name “Alumni” comes from the Latin “Alumnus” which …

College Resources for Students with Learning Disabilities

Colleges are offering more learning disability resources. student life
Years ago, colleges often didn’t consider learning disabilities. Today, thanks to research and improvement in general knowledge, we know how to accommodate students of all abilities and make the classroom more accessible to all. Colleges offer learning disability resources such as: Note-taking services There are note-takers in every class. Sometimes, the university’s Office of Disability …

How to Succeed in a Distance Education / Online Class

Thanks to technology, students can opt for distance learning. tips tools & advice
Thanks to the technology we have nowadays, those who want to study in a university that’s located in another state, or people who don’t have enough time to go to an actual campus or even traditional students who are interested in a self-paced class, can study online through distance learning and online courses. Most universities …

What is Academic Misconduct?

Academic misconduct covers more than just plagiarism. questions & answers
Some people hear the term “academic misconduct” and instantly think of plagiarism. But the truth is, the concept is much wider than just that. We are committing academic misconduct by doing things like cheating on homework, damaging the school’s property, or altering university documents. Plagiarism Plagiarism is taking someone else’s ideas and making them look …

The Internet and Social Media in Education

The internet, social media and education tips tools & advice
Technology, what a beautiful thing, am I right? For years, people have been working on improving it. The television, the internet, and eventually social media have been showing up in our lives, and they have stayed. Some people say they damage us, while others assure they are the best thing ever invented. Truth is, if …