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9 Study Tips You Can Learn From Marathon Runners

Marathon training and study tips for a test or class are not that different when you get right down to it. The thought of running 26.2 miles in one continuous block of time or even in the same day might sound insane, but you can get there with the right amount of effort and the proper […]
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Universal Child Care, Teacher Retention Problems, And Dumbing Down Education In This Week’s Roundup

Education has long been a priority for politicians, both to the credit and detriment of the system. It seems like every election cycle, there is some kind of big new idea to improve or expand or change the system. This week in our education roundup, education changes take center stage. From the possible coming of […]
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How To Write A Personal Essay For College

Writing a personal essay for college can be challenging if you don’t have a natural talent for writing or the thought of pen and paper or screen and word processor unnerve you. But if you want to differentiate yourself from other college applicants — and you WILL want to do that if you plan to […]
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7 Tips On Selecting A College That’s A Good Match For You

Selecting a college isn’t an easy decision. In doing so, you have to balance various factors like location, prestige, cost, and what your overall educational goals are. It’s not a decision that you want to make at the last minute, so if you’re in high school — freshman or senior — you should start weighing […]
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How To Write An Application Letter For College

Writing your college application letter can be one of the trickier pages of prose that you put together in your high school career. On the one hand, it’s just a single page, but on the other, how do you talk about the kind of stuff you need to talk about without boring someone to tears? […]
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How To Write A Personal Statement

Writing a personal statement for your college application can be difficult if you’re not comfortable with essay writing, rules, and grammar. But you don’t have to be Mark Twain or Henry David Thoreau to knock it out of the park. You do, however, have to stick with the following guidelines that we’re about to set […]
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7 Ways To Break Bad Study Habits

Bad study habits are, unfortunately, abundant in the life of the typical high school or college student. The threat of a far-off deadline can lull you in to a false sense of security, and when that occurs, you don’t do the incremental things needed to prepare you for those upcoming challenges. There are also numerous […]
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4 Comprehension Techniques To Boost Your GPA

Most students are born with the ability to understand basic information and memorize knowledge. However, when concepts get more difficult and complex, this ability will only take you so far. That’s why you need some extra tools in your toolbox, especially as you get ready for higher level high school and college stuff. Luckily, the […]
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Education Roundup: ‘Microaggressions,’ PC, And The End Of Free Speech In Schools?

The term “Microaggressions” has risen in the education world as yet another example of how political correctness is damaging the fabric of society. A trio of news stories this week puts the “problem” in the spotlight. During the Confederate flag debate, you may have missed these brewing conflicts. UC Introduces ‘The Speech Police’ It’s understandable when […]
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7 Memory Boosting Activities You Can Start Today

Memory boosting activities can be very beneficial to your status as a student and a test-taker. But it’s also something that we often neglect when getting caught up in the duties and obligations of our day-to-day lives. “Who has time?” becomes the motto when we could make more time and do much better work if […]
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