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Recitation Class: Know its Benefits and Challenges to Get the Most Out of it

Repetition is the foundation of accomplishment and allows you to apply what you have learned to achieve your goals.  That’s why recitation classes are so important. A recitation class is a small class that complements a large lecture by focusing on the critical points from the lesson in a smaller setting. Students are guided by …

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Parent’s or Parents’: When to use the Possessive or Plural Possessive

Proper grammar usage can be confusing, especially when it comes to using nouns in context. There are many ways to use the root word parent, but there are specific rules for when one can use either the possessive parent’s or the plural possessive parents’. Use parent’s when the word is being used to denote ownership …

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College Major Stereotypes Debunked: Parent Involvement

For generations past, college was a journey to intellectual growth and self-realization. It presented the opportunity to affordably explore one’s interests before deciding which path to take. Unfortunately, the student loan crisis has made this reality obsolete.  Today it is common for recent graduates to be burdened with six-figure debt. Times have changed, and families …

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Finding, Understanding, and Explaining Your Academic Interests

What are academic interests? Academic interests are topics about which the student is curious and wants to spend more time exploring. Examples of academic interests include biology, hisory, mathematics, language, coding, and robotics. Students find their academic interests by exploring a wide range of topics and reflecting on those that appeal most to them.  The …

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Dropping Out of High School: Why It’s A Bad Idea

Throughout the 20th Century and so far into the 21st Century, high schools have successfully educated students to the point where they have become assets to their communities. Despite this success, public schools have been under attack, and dropout rates have factored into the attacks. To make matters worse, stories about entrepreneurs who have defied …

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Developing the Qualities of a Model Student: Steps for Success

The idea of the model student is different for each situation. Every learning environment is unique for the individual, and there is no single formula for how to succeed in every case. There are, however, some essential qualities which need to be recognized by those who wish to become model students. What are the qualities …

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