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    School & Your Part-Time Job

    School & Your Part-Time Job
    Some may think that a part-time job will get in the way of their academic success. While this can be true, it isn't always. You just have to find the perfect balance for yourself, and then you’ll be on track to making good grades and making money! 1. Talk With Your Boss and Teachers About Your Schedule The best start to ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Second Semester Motivational Tips

    Second Semester Motivational Tips
    I suppose that all good things must come to an end, and the holidays are some of those things. We wish the opposite, but January will eventually come (it always has in the past!). So what do we do when it does? How on earth can we keep ourselves motivated when the end seems so close and yet so far? Here ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Why You Should Take On a College Minor

    Why You Should Take On a College Minor
    Picking a major is a stressful endeavor. It seems like you’re picking one single thing that will show employers not only what you’re interested in, but what you plan on spending the rest of your life doing. Minors are a lot more fun. Think of them as toppings on your college diploma ice cream sundae. Your major is the main ice ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +18
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    How to Refresh Your Mind Over Winter Break

    How to Refresh Your Mind Over Winter Break
    After the long fall semester, with its difficult assignments and stresses, it is important to allow your body and your mind to rest. But just what is the best way to refresh your brain while also remaining sharp for the spring term? Here are four possibilities to consider as you approach winter break: Sleep Let us be realistic for a moment ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +11
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    Tips & Tricks to Start Fresh Your Second Semester

    Tips & Tricks to Start Fresh Your Second Semester
    The start of the second semester often lacks the energy and excitement that accompanies a brand new school year in the fall. Nevertheless, the spring term requires the same level of focus and preparation as the fall semester in order to succeed. No matter how your first term went, your second semester is the perfect opportunity to begin anew with a ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +13
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    Last-Minute Strategies to Conquer High School Finals

    Last-Minute Strategies to Conquer High School Finals
    December often arrives without much warning, and your finals are suddenly – and terrifyingly – upon you. Instead of succumbing to the stress of the last weeks of the semester, here are four last-minute strategies that can help you wage war on those high school finals! Plan a study schedule If you already feel anxious and unprepared for your finals, take ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +12
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    Making Major Decisions

    Making Major Decisions
    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “What is your career goal?” “What are you planning to study in college?” These typical questions are the things nightmares are made of. Parents, family members, and prying adults interrogate you, constantly wondering what you want to do with your existence. It comes up at birthday parties, meetings, and dinner ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +16
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    High School Finals Study Tips

    High School Finals Study Tips
    As the holidays peek around the corner, the last thing students want is to spend time studying. Between visiting relatives and holiday celebrations, it is easy to postpone studying for exams until the last minute. Pressure begins to mount and stress accumulates quickly. With a few key study tips, however, this undue stress can easily be eliminated. Start Studying Now It ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +16
  • +19

    Staying on Top of Your Scholarship Search

    Staying on Top of Your Scholarship Search
    Let’s be honest: money is one of the biggest factors in determining what college you will spend the next few years of your life and scholarships are an easy way to chip away at the cost of your college education. One of the most important things to remember when beginning your scholarship search is actually quite simple: the more, the merrier! ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +19
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    10 Things You Should Do Over Holiday Break

    10 Things You Should Do Over Holiday Break
    While you’re on break over the holidays, it’s easy to get into a lazy mode where you sit around doing nothing with your days, letting them mesh into one long continual nap fest. While there is some value in getting shuteye, there’s only so much rest necessary and, to be fair, you do have other, more important things to do. Like ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +34
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    Productive Holiday Break Ideas

    Productive Holiday Break Ideas
    I think I speak for many when I say November, December, and January are the best months of the school year when students finally get a break from the late nights spent studying and cramming for final exams. Holiday break comes as a welcome reward after the stressful weeks of taking final exams, completing college applications and standardized exams like the ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +23
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    The Simplest Way to Write an Essay

    The Simplest Way to Write an Essay
    As a college student, I majored in journalism. That means I have a lot of experience in all types of writing. In order to major in a communications-related field, students must take a rigorous schedule of English courses, which means a whole lot of essay writing. I quickly adapted a method of essay writing, which I believe simplifies and streamlines the ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +29
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    Ideas for Your Best Winter Break Yet

    Ideas for Your Best Winter Break Yet
    Happy break! Well, almost. It’s exciting, isn’t it; just thinking about how little time there is left before you’ll be heading home? Can you believe that an entire semester is already almost over? For me, it’s my first college semester…which is absolutely crazy! I’ve been in Ireland since August, and sad as I am to leave, I’m also super excited to ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Staying Motivated Through the End of the Semester

    Staying Motivated Through the End of the Semester
    November is a tricky month to stay motivated. You have probably just made it through a massive set of projects, papers, and exams, and are just ready to make it to Thanksgiving. We – your teachers, tutors, and parents – understand. Unfortunately, that does not give you a one-way ticket to winter break. Here are some tips and tricks to stay ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +25
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    Ways to Study Ahead for Final Exams

    Ways to Study Ahead for Final Exams
    Being a student can be difficult at times, and although modern school systems frequently assign cumulative exams at certain points of the semester or year, students may not be explicitly instructed on the best ways to study. So, how can you begin to prepare for final exams well before they start? Here are several suggestions to keep in mind: Organize your ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +24
  • +23

    Tips to Work Effectively in Group Projects

    Tips to Work Effectively in Group Projects
    Effective group work can be one of the most difficult aspects of school—at any grade level. Team members’ personalities can complement one another or they can clash, but with these tips, you can breathe a bit easier while completing your group projects. Consider the following tips to help your team work together on a group project: 1. Designate a leader, productive ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Student Volunteering 101

    Student Volunteering 101
    Competitively working your way through high school and college will often feel like one of the most selfish journeys you will take. Everything centers around how to get YOUR degree, how to prepare for YOUR future career, how to ensure that YOU can succeed. Every once in a while, YOU really just need to take some time off and make progress ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +23
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    The Importance of Extracurriculars

    The Importance of Extracurriculars
    It’s easy to get caught up in the academic aspects of a college application, spending every spare second focusing on your grades. With so many educational commitments, it can be tempting to drop everything else in order to maintain your grade point average. However, colleges like to see other aspects on the application in addition to academics. They love extracurriculars. Every ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Considering AP or Dual Credit Courses: Pros and Cons

    Considering AP or Dual Credit Courses: Pros and Cons
    Building your schedule in high school can be a stressful time, especially if you’re a student that is trying to decide on whether or not to take AP or Duel Credit courses. The pros and cons of these advanced classes are important to consider and the following list includes some of the most important pros and cons to remember when you ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Energizing Study Break Ideas & What to Avoid

    Energizing Study Break Ideas & What to Avoid
    Studies show that breaks in your study routine can positively affect your attention abilities. Taking breaks from studying every ninety minutes or so can improve both focus and attention. In addition to taking regular study breaks, what you do with each break can matter, too. It’s important to choose the right type of activity for your study break so that you ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +23
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