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10 Most Beautiful University Campuses Around The World

10 Most Beautiful University Campuses Around The World

Universities are beautiful; with their elaborate dining halls, intricate designs, and architecture, they are unlike one another- completely distinct. However, take a look at some of the most beautiful campuses. These are awe-inspiring! They’ll leave you wanting for more! Go ahead and click the links below. You just might find the graduate school that you dream of going to.

These are the 10 most breathtaking and gorgeous university campuses. They are beautiful beyond understanding. I hope you find them unique, innovative, and splendid.

1. UC Berkeley

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    UC Berkeley is a public research university which resides in Berkeley, California. It is considered by Times of Higher Education World Rankings as one of six brands leading in university rankings. The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks UC Berkeley forth in the world overall.

    2. Berry College

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      Berry College is a private liberal arts college located in Mount Berry of Floyd County, Georgia. It was founded by Martha Berry in 1902. Berry College claims to possess the largest contiguous campus in the world. It truly contains a beauty of a campus. Its luscious water and sky mimics paradise in so many of ways. I hope you like this one.

      3. Northwestern University

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        Northwestern University is a private research university. This impressive school offers 124 undergraduate degrees and 145 professional/graduate degrees! In 2015, the university accepted 13% of undergraduate applicants, which makes Northwestern University primarily one of the most “selective” universities in the country.

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        4. Texas A&M University

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          Texas A & M University is a notable and renowned university in its competition or league of universities. What is so special about this campus is the beauty that embezzles it. The school ranks in top 20 American research institutes. The school has funded several fields of revolutionary research, such as animal cloning and petroleum engineering. Wow!

          5. University of Colorado Boulder

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            The university above is located in Boulder, Colorado. This public research university offers 150 academic programs and enrolls approximately 29,952 students. It’s history is extensive. Alumni includes twelve Nobel Laureates, nine MacArthur Fellow, and eighteen astronauts. The university received $454 million in research during 2010. Now that is quite a bit of history for you guys out there.

            6. University of Hawaii Manaoa

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              Just look at that photo above! The beauty of the University Of Hawaii Manaoa screams at the rooftops. Truly, this campus is unique. I mean, just look at the circular architecture – and my god, the rainbow! Beautiful, inspirational, and innovative, this campus represents the students and staff on a great level!

              7. Flagler College

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                Flagler College is another one of my favorites on the list of beautiful campus universities. The wooden theme the university evokes is spectacular. To see the programs Flagler has to offer, click on the link. You’ll be amazed at how student-friendly it is.

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                8. Hamilton College

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                  Hamilton is another of my favorites on this far-fetched list of beautiful campuses. It lies in my favorite state, New York, and my god, would I like to go here. The abundance of colors just sparks happiness in so many ways. I thought this one truly deserved to be on the list.

                  9. Elon University

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                    I think Elon University is the most beautiful campus on our list. Just look at the water fountain. It screams beauty, richness, and youth. If beauty could be described in two words, “Elon University” fits the catch.

                    10. Kenyon College

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                      Kenyon represents beauty on a whole other level. Kenyon is a private liberal arts college in Ohio. It was founded in 1824. It has an acceptance rate of 23.8%. To see the list of academic programs and degrees that are offered, please check out the link that is given above. You’ll like what you see.

                      11. Lewis and Clark College

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                        Lewis and Clark college is located in Portland, Oregon. It is an undergraduate college of arts and sciences, offering studies in law, education, and counseling.

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                        12. Ole Miss

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                          University of Mississippi is also known as Ole Miss. It is located in Mississippi, United States. The university offers several special programs, including Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, Chinese language flagship program, Croft Institute for International Studies, and the International Student Organization (ISO). You can click the link above to read more about the university and all the programs that are offered, as well as the student life that is primarily there.

                          13. University of Montana

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                            University of Montana is often referred to as UM. It’s a public research university located in Missoula, Montana. Please click the link above to read more information about the university.

                            14. University of Notre Dame

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                              University of Notre Dame can be simply referred to as Notre Dame. It has many colleges, including The College of Arts and Letters, The College of Science, The School of Architecture, The College of Engineering, and The Mendoza College of Business.

                              15. University of Oklahoma

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                                The University of Oklahoma is beautiful. Also known as OU, this school is located in Norman, Oklahoma. There is the Norman Campus, Main Campus, North and South Campuses, as well as the famous Research Campus. Now, with a university with multiple campuses, this is a sure-winner on our list!

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                                16. Pepperdine University

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                                  Pepperdine is a Christian University. It is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and providing values that students can utilize throughout their entire life. Read the link for programs that you can take at the Pepperdine University.

                                  17. University of Virgina

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                                    University of Virginia is a research university that was founded by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. It is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is publicly founded and is comparable to Ivy League Schools. See some of the programs that the school offers by clicking the link above. You’ll be surprised at the abundance.

                                    18. University of Washington

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                                      I saved the best for last; the University of Washington is simply gorgeous. University of Washington is also known as U-Dub. It features one of the most famous and highly regarded medical schools in the whole world. It’s also one of the oldest universities on the West Coast.

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                                      Last Updated on September 18, 2019

                                      How to Take Notes Effectively: Powerful Note-Taking Techniques

                                      How to Take Notes Effectively: Powerful Note-Taking Techniques

                                      Note-taking is one of those skills that rarely gets taught. Almost everyone assumes either that taking good notes comes naturally or, that someone else must have already taught about how to take notes. Then, we sit around and complain that our colleagues don’t know how to take notes.

                                      I figure it’s about time to do something about that. Whether you’re a student or a mid-level professional, the ability to take effective, meaningful notes is a crucial skill. Not only do good notes help us recall facts and ideas we may have forgotten, the act of writing things down helps many of us to remember them better in the first place.

                                      One of the reasons people have trouble taking effective notes is that they’re not really sure what notes are for. I think a lot of people, students and professionals alike, attempt to capture a complete record of a lecture, book, or meeting in their notes — to create, in effect, minutes. This is a recipe for failure.

                                      Trying to get every last fact and figure down like that leaves no room for thinking about what you’re writing and how it fits together. If you have a personal assistant, by all means, ask him or her to write minutes; if you’re on your own, though, your notes have a different purpose to fulfill.

                                      The purpose of note-taking is simple: to help you work better and more quickly. This means your notes don’t have to contain everything, they have to contain the most important things.

                                      And if you’re focused on capturing everything, you won’t have the spare mental “cycles” to recognize what’s truly important. Which means that later, when you’re studying for a big test or preparing a term paper, you’ll have to wade through all that extra garbage to uncover the few nuggets of important information?

                                      What to Write Down

                                      Your focus while taking notes should be two-fold. First, what’s new to you? There’s no point in writing down facts you already know. If you already know the Declaration of Independence was written and signed in 1776, there’s no reason to write that down. Anything you know you know, you can leave out of your notes.

                                      Second, what’s relevant? What information is most likely to be of use later, whether on a test, in an essay, or in completing a project? Focus on points that directly relate to or illustrate your reading (which means you’ll have to have actually done the reading…). The kinds of information to pay special attention to are:

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                                      Dates of Events

                                      Dates allow you to create a chronology, putting things in order according to when they happened, and understand the context of an event.

                                      For instance, knowing Isaac Newton was born in 1643 allows you to situate his work in relation to that of other physicists who came before and after him, as well as in relation to other trends of the 17th century.

                                      Names of People

                                      Being able to associate names with key ideas also helps remember ideas better and, when names come up again, to recognize ties between different ideas whether proposed by the same individuals or by people related in some way.

                                      Theories or Frameworks

                                      Any statement of a theory or frameworks should be recorded — they are the main points most of the time.

                                      Definitions

                                      Like theories, these are the main points and, unless you are positive you already know the definition of a term, should be written down.

                                      Keep in mind that many fields use everyday words in ways that are unfamiliar to us.

                                      Arguments and Debates

                                      Any list of pros and cons, any critique of a key idea, both sides of any debate or your reading should be recorded.

                                      This is the stuff that advancement in every discipline emerges from, and will help you understand both how ideas have changed (and why) but also the process of thought and development of the matter of subject.

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                                      Images

                                      Whenever an image is used to illustrate a point, a few words are in order to record the experience.

                                      Obviously it’s overkill to describe every tiny detail, but a short description of a painting or a short statement about what the class, session or meeting did should be enough to remind you and help reconstruct the experience.

                                      Other Stuff

                                      Just about anything a professor writes on a board should probably be written down, unless it’s either self-evident or something you already know. Titles of books, movies, TV series, and other media are usually useful, though they may be irrelevant to the topic at hand.

                                      I usually put this sort of stuff in the margin to look up later (it’s often useful for research papers, for example). Pay attention to other’s comments, too — try to capture at least the gist of comments that add to your understanding.

                                      Your Own Questions

                                      Make sure to record your own questions about the material as they occur to you. This will help you remember to ask the professor or look something up later, as well as prompt you to think through the gaps in your understanding.

                                      3 Powerful Note-Taking Techniques

                                      You don’t have to be super-fancy in your note-taking to be effective, but there are a few techniques that seem to work best for most people.

                                      1. Outlining

                                      Whether you use Roman numerals or bullet points, outlining is an effective way to capture the hierarchical relationships between ideas and data. For example, in a history class, you might write the name of an important leader, and under it the key events that he or she was involved in. Under each of them, a short description. And so on.

                                      Outlining is a great way to take notes from books, because the author has usually organized the material in a fairly effective way, and you can go from start to end of a chapter and simply reproduce that structure in your notes.

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                                      For lectures, however, outlining has limitations. The relationship between ideas isn’t always hierarchical, and the instructor might jump around a lot. A point later in the lecture might relate better to information earlier in the lecture, leaving you to either flip back and forth to find where the information goes best (and hope there’s still room to write it in), or risk losing the relationship between what the professor just said and what she said before.

                                      2. Mind-Mapping

                                      For lectures, a mind-map might be a more appropriate way of keeping track of the relationships between ideas. Now, I’m not the biggest fan of mind-mapping, but it might just fit the bill.

                                      Here’s the idea:

                                      In the center of a blank sheet of paper, you write the lecture’s main topic. As new sub-topics are introduced (the kind of thing you’d create a new heading for in an outline), you draw a branch outward from the center and write the sub-topic along the branch. Then each point under that heading gets its own, smaller branch off the main one. When another new sub-topic is mentioned, you draw a new main branch from the center. And so on.

                                      The thing is, if a point should go under the first heading but you’re on the fourth heading, you can easily just draw it in on the first branch. Likewise, if a point connects to two different ideas, you can connect it to two different branches.

                                      If you want to neaten things up later, you can re-draw the map or type it up using a program like FreeMind, a free mind-mapping program (some wikis even have plug-ins for FreeMind mind-maps, in case you’re using a wiki to keep track of your notes).

                                      You can learn more about mind-mapping here: How to Mind Map: Visualize Your Cluttered Thoughts in 3 Simple Steps

                                      3. The Cornell System

                                      The Cornell System is a simple but powerful system for increasing your recall and the usefulness of your notes.

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                                      About a quarter of the way from the bottom of a sheet of paper, draw a line across the width of the page. Draw another line from that line to the top, about 2 inches (5 cm) from the right-hand edge of the sheet.

                                      You’ve divided your page into three sections. In the largest section, you take notes normally — you can outline or mind-map or whatever. After the lecture, write a series of “cues” into the skinny column on the right, questions about the material you’ve just taken notes on. This will help you process the information from the lecture or reading, as well as providing a handy study tool when exams come along: simply cover the main section and try to answer the questions.

                                      In the bottom section, you write a short, 2-3 line summary in your own words of the material you’ve covered. Again, this helps you process the information by forcing you to use it in a new way; it also provides a useful reference when you’re trying to find something in your notes later.

                                      You can download instructions and templates from American Digest, though the beauty of the system is you can dash off a template “on the fly”.

                                      The Bottom Line

                                      I’m sure I’m only scratching the surface of the variety of techniques and strategies people have come up with to take good notes. Some people use highlighters or colored pens; others a baroque system of post-it notes.

                                      I’ve tried to keep it simple and general, but the bottom line is that your system has to reflect the way you think. The problem is, most haven’t given much thought to the way they think, leaving them scattered and at loose ends — and their notes reflect this.

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