Seven Unconventional Ideas for Getting the Most Out of College

Yesterday I got my grades for my final classes. It makes me think about my time in university, and how lucky I’ve been to have had a great experience. During the last few years, I’ve been able to: Study abroad, in the south of France for 11 months. Compete internationally in academic competitions. Volunteer, helping […]

Why Self-Educated Learners Often Come Up Short

I have a pet peeve about certain people who attack formal education systems and claim to pursue self-education. Not because universities are spectacular learning environments (they usually aren’t). Or even because self-education isn’t a worthwhile goal (it’s probably one of the best). It’s because I’ve noticed many of the university-hating self-taught are the kind of […]