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11 Reasons You Need A Summer Job

Working at a summer job isn’t something that every student on leave considers. Some don’t have to. Some don’t want to. But we’re here to tell you that it can be a big boost to the rest of your educational career, and it can serve you quite well during life after school. There are many […]
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7 Essentials To Make Gap Year A Success

We’ve spoken about the gap year concept before here at 4Tests. This is the new term for taking a year off between high school and whatever you want to do next in the course of your educational career. Some decide that college is the answer while others use this time to weigh the benefits of […]
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Give It Up! You Are Not Good At Multitasking [Study]

Think you’re good at multitasking? Think again. A revealing new study detailed in this recent NPR post has proven that human beings — yes, even you — stink at the process, and probably will for a long, long time. The Case Against Multitasking NPR starts its investigation, not by talking to a slew of office […]
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What Speed Reading Critics Don’t Understand

The art of speed reading has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to apps like QuickReader, Outread, and, most recently, Spritz. We’re big fans of it around here, though it still hasn’t supplanted the more leisurely “reading for pleasure” pace when tackling the latest bestseller. But as a study device, you can’t beat it. Still, […]
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10 Advantages Of Homeschool

As a parent-to-be, I’m as terrified about the idea of sending my child to public schools as I am about changing that first diaper. Probably more so. No, definitely more so. Not only does it seem there are more and more school shootings, but there are countless stories across the web about how poorly schools […]
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Six Ways To Control Student Debt

There are only a few months until the college acceptance letters start rolling in and plans for the coming school year are made. Among those plans, students will be faced with a mountain of expenses as well as options for paying those expenses. Factoring in loans and financial awards, students will start to get a […]
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Big SAT Changes Coming In 2016

The College Board has admitted that its SAT exam doesn’t focus enough on key academic skills required to make it in the 21st Century, according to a new article from the New York Times. With that in mind, the organization is embarking on a number of changes that will result in a significantly altered assessment. […]
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Should You Take A Gap Year After High School?

A gap year is when you decide to take a year off between high school and college, and according to a new report from NPR, it’s starting to become a more popular way of getting ready for college. In a new episode of All Things Considered, host Audie Cornish featured takes from both students and […]
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Top 8 Learning Skills Technology Is Making Us Forget

Learning skills are the foundation on which all other knowledge develops, and as much as technology can make it easier to get the right answers or to understand certain concepts, it could also be holding us back in a number of these areas. We’ve taken a look at the key learning skills that seem to […]
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Top 10 Things College Journalism Programs Should Be Teaching (But Aren’t)

Journalism is a popular degree plan among many college students in spite of the fact that newspapers are dying. Students of today wisely realize that it’s a career path that can be quite lucrative, but unfortunately, they’re still getting taught based on an outdated model, oftentimes by instructors who no longer understand the lay of […]
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