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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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What It Means to Be a Scholar: Understanding Scholars Today

Some of the greatest scholars in history have faced monumental personal and professional challenges to become an intellectual force of nature. We can all learn from them, be inspired by them, and become a better person by learning about what it means to be a scholar and the qualities that made them successful. A scholar …

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How Parents Should Address Their Child’s Teacher

We all grew up calling our teachers by their last names. It was seen as a sign of respect. But now that we’re all adults and we are talking to our child’s teachers it seems to some that maybe that should change. In many workplaces, we call our colleagues and bosses by their first names …

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Finding and Understanding Your Academic Strengths and Weaknesses

Let’s face it, school can be challenging at any age. When a student does poorly in a subject, they tend to focus on the negative. Those who try to improve will probably spend more time trying to overcome a weakness, such as poor reading skills. Unfortunately, focusing on weaknesses is not the path they should …

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