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November Checklist for High School Seniors

November 7th, 2018 by

November Checklist for High School Seniors

By the time November rolls around, high school seniors are well into their final year of high school, and the newness of being the big man on campus has likely worn off. As the holiday break nears and the last semester of secondary education looms in the very near future, high school seniors must look farther ahead into what their futures hold.

If a high school senior plans to attend college the fall after graduating, November is an incredibly important month. While some college’s deadlines are later into the spring, many important tasks need to be completed and checked off in November or December. If you’re in the midst of preparing for college and need some more manageable tasks to take care of this November, we’re here to help. Utilize this November checklist for high school seniors to ensure all of your college applications get submitted on time and the entire process goes smoothly.
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5 Test Taking Strategies That Will Improve Your Test Results  

October 31st, 2018 by

 

For many people, taking a standardized test ranks somewhere between getting a root canal and waiting for hours at the DMV. Even when you’re confident in your knowledge of the subject matter, there’s no denying that testing can be anxiety-inducing. Thankfully, though, there are a number of helpful strategies that can help ensure the best possible score. The next time you’re taking a big test, try on one of these five strategies that are sure to help you get the best possible results.

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What Are the Best Times of Day to Study?

October 8th, 2018 by

What Are the Best Times Of Day to Study

If you are a student of any kind or ever have been, you have likely faced a large pile of schoolwork and watched the clock slowly tick later and later as you struggle to complete it. With school days often starting early and evenings full of extracurricular activities and sports events, completing homework, papers, and studying can often be a struggle for even the most organized and prepared students.

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Should You Really Be Studying in a Coffee Shop?

October 4th, 2018 by

Should You Really Be Studying in a Coffee Shop?

You’re staring at your to-do list and are overwhelmed by the number of tasks you have to complete by the end of the week: a paper for your English class, a presentation for history, a large assignment in math, and a big exam to study for in science. You’re ready to buckle down and get to work, but you want to ensure you’re making the most of your study time, and you’re not sure what the best environment is to maximize your time and productivity. Should you go to the library? Maybe you should just camp out in your room? What about the kitchen table? You have a lot of options, but let’s take a look at one of the most common study spots among high schoolers and college students: coffee shops.

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Establishing a Successful Study Routine at the Start of the School Year

September 13th, 2018 by

Establishing a Successful Study Routine at the Start of the School Year

 

The beginning of the school year brings about a lot of different feelings for students. Some students approach the fall with excitement, anticipation, and a great deal of motivation, while others face the upcoming school year with a bit of dread. No matter where you are on the scale, doing your best to maintain a positive attitude and establish some good habits in the fall will go a long way when it comes to your overall success and satisfaction throughout the year.
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How to Engage with Your Fellow Students

September 10th, 2018 by

How to Engage with Your Fellow Students

 

Attending school online can be hugely beneficial for a number of reasons, and a lot of students choose to complete their middle school or high school education online to utilize the advantages that online learning has to offer.
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Understanding Graduation Requirements

September 7th, 2018 by

Understanding Graduation Requirements

 

Understanding the various online schooling graduation requirements can be challenging and overwhelming, but we’re here to break it down for you so that you know exactly what you need to do to graduate from high school.
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How to Become a Morning Person

August 27th, 2018 by

How to Become a Morning Person

 

Some people are blessed with the ability to rise with the sun and get their day started with incredible productivity and energy. Others of us unwillingly drag ourselves out of bed after the ninth time we hit snooze, and it seems like hours before we’re even remotely productive or even awake. For those in the latter group, there is hope. There are a few things you can do regularly to help yourself become more of a morning person, which is sure to positively impact various aspects of your life, both during school and into adulthood.

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How to Effectively Communicate

August 24th, 2018 by

How to Effectively Communicate

 

Communication can be incredibly hard, and as technology improves, texting increases, and emails are more common than face-to-face conversations, so it’s really not getting any easier. Particularly when it comes to young students who have grown up being bombarded with technology, it can be challenging to learn how to effectively communicate with peers, parents, teachers, potential employers, and more.

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The Importance of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

August 20th, 2018 by

The Importance of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

 

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is defined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) as “the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.” It’s a well-known fact that emotional health is nearly as important as physical health and social learning is nearly as important as academic learning in terms of a student’s overall wellbeing. Here are some key factors about the importance of social-emotional learning and the effect it has on students.

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