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Top 20 Education

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Navigating Education

1.  Begin with the end in mind

2.  Be Proactive

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Proactive Strategies
  1. Do a survey of a course before you take it, such as reading a general history on the topic or several Wikipedia articles on the topic.  This may include studying one of the many online university courses or other Top 20 Online resources such as the Khan Academy.  This might also include studying an audio/visual course on the topic from your library or from The Great Courses Company (when on sale).  These surveys give you a scaffolding in which to put particular facts.

  2. Get off to a good start also by reading part of the textbook or the reading list before starting the course.  

  3. For AP Courses, review the course descriptions and use review books or apps.

  4. Develop and use flashcards from a site such as Quizlet and possibly a flashcard app for that topic.

  5. Use study guides such as FreeBookNotes and SparkNotes, and review articles such as the Sunday Book Review from the New York Times.

  6. Seek out a mentor or study group (without plagiarism) and ask questions.

  7. Like Clint Eastwood in a gunfight, you want an edge. You want the sun at your back.
Open Culture

Open Culture is a great resource for educational open courseware.

Open Culture aggregates open video courses from major universities by topic here.

Open Culture also posts a calendar of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) being offered here.

TED Talk - Big History
One of the most Popular TED talks:

A cosmic view of history in 18 Minutes

Harvard University -- Justice with Michael Sandel
Justice with Michael Sendal has been the most popular course at Harvard. All the video lectures are online at http://www.justiceharvard.org/watch/. View the first lecture to get a good idea of what the college experience is like.
Evaluating Colleges
    Dept. of Education - College Scorecard -- Useful for evaluating colleges and the cost of colleges, particularly great colleges with affordable packages for low income families.
Earning College Credits with CLEP and AP Exams
Getting College Credit with CLEP | Getting Credit with AP Exams