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HiSET Exam: Tips And Tricks For Doing Your Best

Before preparing for any exam, you need to first look at three things: 1) the actual testing date; 2) the amount of time that you have to prepare for it; and 3) the knowledge and comprehension gaps that need to be filled in order to ensure a good outcome. Obviously the further away from the […]
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Up To The TASC? Follow These Tips, And You Will Be

For the longest time, the GED was the only game in town when it came to making certain that a student was prepared for life after high school. And while the GED was commonly stigmatized by those attending normal high school classes, all employers really cared about was that the student had proven themselves proficient […]
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Top 10 GED Study Tips

The GED may have competition in the form of HiSET and TASC, but for now and the foreseeable future, it’s the biggest test there is for determining whether one is ready for life beyond high school. That’s why we’ve put together a quick list of the top 10 GED study tips that you need to […]
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Staying Motivated When Studying Is The Last Thing You Want To Do

Studying and motivation are often found on two different planes of reality. You would much rather watch another episode of The Flash or American Horror Story than crack open the books (or laptop) and learn, right? I know there are times I feel that way. In order to be successful, though, you have to teach […]
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Note-Taking: 8 Tips For Doing It Right

Note-taking is one of the most important cross-disciplinary skills that you can master as a student, college or high school. Being able to take good notes leads to a better understanding of materials in a much shorter amount of time. But it’s also about more than writing down everything an instructor says verbatim. In fact, […]
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GED Language Arts: What To Know

The GED Reasoning Through Language Arts exam can be a challenging obstacle for alternative learners looking to ace the high school equivalency exam. Part of what makes it so is the fact that it isn’t just about novels and short stories. The exam does a fine job of showing how reading and writing is important […]
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Education Roundup: The Journey Of Juvenile Delinquents In America 

The problem of juvenile delinquency in America has been the drive behind three major pieces this month — two from NPR and one from Slate — filled with lively discussion about the experience of the delinquent child and society’s role in their failures. For this week’s education roundup, we’d like to take a look at […]
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I Wish My Teacher Knew: The 3rd Grade Assignment That Went Viral

Kyle Schwartz, a third grade teacher at Denver’s Doull Elementary, tried a social experiment on her kids that involved asking them to write on an index card or sheet of paper what they wish she knew about them that she probably didn’t. Schwartz is the first to tell you that she didn’t expect to be […]
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Critical Thinking Or Memorization — Why Not Both? 

A recent article from Huffington Post entitled, “‘Most Likely to Succeed’: Schools Should Teach Kids to Think, Not Memorize,” has been kicking up some conversation, not because it has any particularly bad intent — the article is celebrating a new form of teaching that emphasizes critical thinking over knowledge dumps — but because of what […]
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Testing Deadlines: How To Manage Your Time In The Buildup

As a student with an academic or professional exam coming up on the horizon, you know a thing or two about testing deadlines. They come fast, furious, and frequently, and no matter how hard you feel you’re trying, it’s unclear whether you’re ever prepared until the moment of truth. There is a tremendous amount of […]
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