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EFFECTIVE WAYS TO STUDY
It is important to start to year off strong and begin studying right away. Many students are unsure of the most effective ways to study and resort to rereading notes or a textbook. Continue reading...

 
METACOGNITION
Metacognition is a critical part of the learning process. It is actually just the act of thinking about thinking. Continue reading...

 
TEST TAKING TIP 5: EXTENDED ANSWER QUESTIONS
You should have at least 3-4 paragraphs. Remember to indent each paragraph. Always proofread your work for spelling and grammar mistakes. Continue reading...

 
TEST TAKING TIP 4: SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS
Always rephrase the question in the answer.  Keep the answer short and to the point.  Normally 1-3 sentences should be enough to answer the question. Continue reading...

 
TEST TAKING TIP 3: MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
Eliminate answer choices that you know are wrong. Look at the choices if something is repeated in multiple answer choices it is more likely to be correct. Continue reading...

 
TEST TAKING TIP 2: STRESS MANAGEMENT
Take 30 second breaks during the test.  Close your eyes and breathe. Take a few deep breaths. I know this next one sounds weird but it really does work. Continue reading...

 
TEST TAKING TIP 1: TIME MANAGEMENT
Budget your time. Figure out how many questions are on the test and how long you have to take the test.  Get a general idea of how far you would like to be when time is half way.  Continue reading...

 
COLLEGE LEVEL COURSES IN HIGH SCHOOL
Many schools offer a variety of college level classes including AP, IB, or classes provided by a local college.  Many of these classes require a minimum grade average to enroll and continue the class.  Continue reading...
 
COLLEGE ESSAY
Don’t wait until the last minute. Give yourself plenty of time to plan, write, and revise your essay. Have a friend or family member proofread your essay.  They might find something that you missed. Continue reading...

 
HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT
As a senior there is not that much that you can do about your transcript. Your transcript consists of all of your classes and the grades from each class. If you are unhappy with your transcript there are a few things that you can do. Continue reading...
 
ELECTIVE CLASSES IN HIGH SCHOOL
There are many options for electives.  Electives are offered in every subject area of the core classes.  There are a certain number of elective classes that are required. Continue reading...

 
CORE CLASSES IN HIGH SCHOOL
Always select your core classes first.  These classes are required for graduation.  They include math, science, English, social studies, and world language.  Continue reading...

 
BEGIN REVIEWING FOR FINALS
Final exams will be here before you know it. You should start reviewing early so you do not need to cram right before the test.  There are many ways to begin studying.  Continue reading...