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Vocabulary Words New College Students Need To Gain A Competitive Edge

The Huffington Post – Christina Berchini

“There is a set of vocabulary words that, if taken seriously, are designed to give students a competitive edge. Hear me out ― I’m an English teacher. I believe in the power of words. And by “new” students, I do not mean new college students, per se. I mean, specifically, first-generation college students; the chickadees who are the first in their families to attend college. Why am I focusing on this group? Because I am a part of this group. And when you’re a first generation college student, you are inherently at a disadvantage when compared to your peers who are not first-generation college students.”(more)

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