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8 Paths to Student Loan Forgiveness

A tough job market, sky high student loans, and daily news on a sputtering economy can be quite concerning for future college graduates. If you fall into this group — or even if you’re a recent college graduate — there is still some good news. Your student loans may be eligible for forgiveness, if not […]
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13 Education Quotes To Really Get You Thinking

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Recent comments from Oklahoma Rep. Mike Reynolds stating, “It is not our (the government’s) job to see that anyone gets an education,” has caused backlash from many of his constituents and some of you at our social media pages. That got us thinking — what are some other notable education quotes that authors, politicians, and […]
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6 Ways to Connect with Difficult Material

When prepping for any exam, you’re going to be faced with things you know, things you don’t, and information that is somewhere in between. The things you know aren’t worth the worry. But the rest is another story. That’s why we’ve compiled these 6 Ways to Connect with Difficult Material. Utilize these tactics for your […]
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The Process of Elimination and Using the Power of Choice to Your Advantage

Multiple choice questions can make or break your test scores if you don’t know how to approach them. Most people understand the concept of the process of elimination, but they forget a key part of actually making it effective. It isn’t about picking between the two best choices. Sure, that’s part of it, but you […]
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Working in a Group Environment: How an Others-First Approach Can Strengthen Your Education

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The group environment is an educational setting that you will have to experience at some point in your “learning career,” and it will likely start very early. It doesn’t matter whether you enjoy the group dynamic or not, there are times when it is unavoidable. And when you consider the advantages that it brings to […]
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Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock….9 Tips to Survive the Night and Hours Before Your Exam

1) Relax On the night before your exam, you know what you know and you don’t know what you don’t know. Many people feel cramming the night before we be productive; however, study after study shows that this is not the case. Rather, you should have already prepared for the exam prior to the night […]
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Don’t Be a Speller-Dweller: 6 Tips for Strengthening Your Written Communications

It may not seem like today, in a world of texting shorthand such as “u for you,” “ur for your,” and “WTF for,” well–you get the picture–that spelling doesn’t matter anymore. Yes if you believe that, then just try to write a novel using this lazy man’s English and watch the rejection letters roll in. […]
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8 Techniques to Strengthen Memory

Memory becomes more important as you get older, whether you are studying for your first SAT exam or closing out your doctorate degree. In education, and life, it is essential. To make the most of yours you can’t simply allow it to stagnate. You have to use active techniques to build and strengthen memory so […]
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The Inverted Pyramid Style of Studying

If you’ve ever had a journalism class, then you know what the inverted pyramid style is in theory. If you’ve ever read a news story, then you know what the inverted pyramid style is in practice. Think about the imagery. A pyramid by itself has a wide base with two sides that converge upward to […]
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10 Test-Taking Formats and What You Can Learn from Them

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Assessments may feel like the bane of your educational existence, but they’re the only way to determine where your skills and knowledge are compared to the benchmark of quality education. Necessary evil, you may be thinking. But why do they have to differ so much? Wouldn’t it be easier to just decide on a set […]
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