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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.

How Colleges Encourage Students to Vote

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 during the whole year. Colleges and universities, especially, are places where ignoring the situation becomes especially hard. Professors talk about it, students discuss what nominees …

Fun Facts about Colleges in America!

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 facts you probably didn’t know about colleges, colleges histories, and college graduates in the United States: The name “Alumni” comes from the Latin “Alumnus” which means “foster son.” Source. “Alma …

College Resources for Students with Learning Disabilities

Years ago, learning disabilities weren’t often taken into consideration in colleges. 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 accommodations such as: Note-taking services There are note takers in every class. Sometimes, the university’s office …

How to Succeed in a Distance Education / Online Class

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 online courses. Most universities offer classes that …

What is Academic Misconduct?

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

The Internet and Social Media in Education

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 other assure they are the best thing ever invented. Truth is, if …