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ARCHIVE | Month: February 2012

Why Do We Have Leap Years?

Every four years, we have a U.S. presidential election. In that same year, we also have a Summer Olympics. Not coincidentally, that year also is a leap year, a year with 366 days rather than 365. Why is this? Can’t we make a better calendar? To understand why we need leap years, we must first […]

How to Talk with Your College Instructors

When I was a faculty member, some of the most important conversations I had with students didn’t happen in the classroom; they happened during my office hours, in the hall, or even the cafeteria. But I am always surprised by how often students never asked me, or other teachers for help, even when they really […]

8 Tips for Writing a Killer Scholarship Essay

With many scholarship application deadlines around the corner (including the FRCC Foundation Scholarship), now seems a perfect time to offer tips for writing a compelling scholarship essay, which can mean the difference between getting a scholarship and not. I sat down with Ryan McCoy of the FRCC Foundation to get some of his dos and […]

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