College Advice From an Expert

Good morning Hank, it’s question Tuesday On Wednesday The day where I answer real questions from real Nerdfighters Hank, yesterday I sent out a tweet asking Nerdfighters if they had any questions and they answered on mass. Right. So most of them were about college. Having both attended college and watched the movie “Animal House”…

Success at School vs Success in Life

We want to do well at school for an obvious reason: because – as we’re often told – it’s the primary route to doing well at life. Few of us are in love with the A grades themselves – we want them because we’re understandably interested in one day having a fulfilling career, a pleasant…

Oxford’s colleges

Oxford’s one university, right? So, what’s all this about colleges? Well, as well as over 70 academic departments Oxford University is actually made up of dozens of collections of buildings known as ‘colleges’ They’ve been around for a long, long while and some colleges are old – very old University College, for example, was established…

Balliol College

– Hi, welcome to Balliol. This is Holywell Manor, part of Balliol College. I’m Thomas, I’m a DPhil student in particle physics and also the MCR president. – Hi I’m Ashna, I’m a second-year DPhil student in immunology, and Balliol’s grad community consists of around 350 students from over 40 countries. – This is the…

University of Toronto: College Selection

Hi! And welcome! We’re glad you’ve chosen to find out more about college selection at the University of Toronto, and how to make it your home away from home. Our unique college system is a very important part of academic and student life in the Faculty of Arts and Science. College membership means having a…

Scholarly and Popular Sources

I need to know more about how to recognize the differences between popular and scholarly sources. I can find this information and more in Research Tips Central, under the Research Help tab. Popular sources are useful for getting ideas for a topic or for background or anecdotal information. But I often need to cite scholarly…