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  1. Oct 2016
    1. Although they controlled for some aspects of students’ backgrounds, such as the education levels of their parents, it’s possible that other factors are responsible as well.

      If you look at a students background, you can learn a lot about them. Their background shows how thrivers and divers are who they are. A person may come from low- income family and tries much harder to study to get into college, while a diver doesn't have to worry as much to get into college. Thrivers want to be intelligent and make a difference in the world to make their parents proud, while divers want to be successful and rich like their parents.

    2. “conscientiousness.” Compared with the average student, divers were less likely to describe themselves as organized or detail-oriented, less likely to say that they are prepared, that they follow a schedule or that they get work done right away. Divers were also more likely to say they crammed for exams and more likely to score highly on measures of impatience.

      Conscientiousness is a trait that people to do things more carefully and watch what they are doing. As opposed to divers, they are not as careful and tend to be more disorganized. However, divers can do work effectively if they listen to when upcoming assignments are due and be prepared, but this is not the case. In college, my professors give me a lesson plan so that i complete my work on time, which is very effective and efficient. With all of these negative characteristics, how were divers able to graduate form high school?

    3. It was more difficult to predict which college students would outperform their high school transcripts. One trait that stood out was the amount of time that students studied. Thrivers arrived at college ready to work hard. Compared with the divers, the thrivers planned to study three additional hours a week, on average.

      Sometimes, it is not easy to come up with a study plan. There is simply no time or you have to many assignments. In my first few weeks of high school, I was prepared to finish all my assignments and study for any exams. Sooner or later though, I was drowning in college work that I couldn't come up with a schedule or find time to finish the assignments for each class.

    4. But that does not mean that high school grades are good predictors.

      Grades don't always demonstrate what you are good at. You may may be intelligent or have skills in a specific area that schools do not teach you. You could also be doing really well in one subject, while failing other subjects, which doesn't always show with your grades or GPA.

    5. The first year of college is a tough transition, and for many students, a disillusioning one.

      Going into college was hard for me because I had to make new friends and meet new professors. There was also more of a work load than in high school.

    1. BRICS cable

      Is it possible for a country to cut the BRICS cable or to steal information from it? There was article published by CNN last year about an incident where a Russian submarine was found near a part of the cable around Cuba. This had sent the US into high alert over whether or not they were trying to spy on the US government. If there is no real global protection over the BRICS cable, what prevents a country from cutting these cables or potentially stealing information from them?

    2. General Data Protection Regulation

      What does this mean for Britain since they are no longer apart of the European Union?

    3. LRADs

      WARNING: This video may hurt your ears from high frequency sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSMyY3_dmrM

    4. stop-and-frisk in New York City.

      Does stop-and-frisk still have the same effects it has had in New York in the past? There are currently more restrictions on whether or not a police officer can stop a person on the street. They are not allowed to stop someone based on their race and minority groups. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nypd-issues-new-stop-and-frisk-rules-article-1.2136122

    5. PRISM

      PRISM was created by the NSA to collect data from users who use internet services such as Google, Facebook, etc. It was enacted under the Patriot Act in 2001. http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/17/4517480/nsa-spying-prism-surveillance-cheat-sheet

    6. Electronic Benefit Transfer cards (EBT)

      A EBT is an electronic system that lets a person transfer their government benefits from state welfare departments. http://www.fns.usda.gov/ebt/general-electronic-benefit-transfer-ebt-information