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REFLECTIONS: WHAT SHOULD I ASK?
Reflection is an important part of metacognition.  However, sometimes an individual does not even know what questions to ask to begin the reflection process.  Continue reading...

 
NO HOMEWORK, THAT'S GREAT ISN'T IT?
No.  Homework is an important part of the learning process. By skipping homework students are missing out on reinforcement, time to reflect, and respond.  Continue reading...

 
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...

 
QUESTIONS TO ASK A TUTORING COMPANY
With the school year beginning many parents look into hiring a tutor for their child.  Here is a list of suggested questions to ask a company before hiring them to tutor your child.  Continue reading...

 
MATH REINFORCEMENT IDEAS
Many students struggle with math. Math is a subject that needs to be reinforced often which can be boring. Continue reading...

 
CREATE A SCHEDULE FOR YOUR CHILD
There are so many extracurricular activities for kids nowadays.  It is hard to fit in the activities, homework, studying, and time to just be a kid. Continue reading...

 
READING DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR KIDS
It is important to have discussions with your child about the books that he or she is reading.  This will show your child that you care about their reading as well as show them how important it is. Continue reading...

 
HELP YOUR CHILD STAY ORGANIZED THIS YEAR
Now is the time to buy school supplies.  Many stores are having back to school sales and discounts on school supplies.  Continue reading...

 
EDUCATIONAL IDEAS YOU CAN DO ON ANY VACATION
Here are a few ways to bring learning along on your vacation in a fun and creative way.  While on vacation find out where other people are from. Continue reading...

 
 WILL THESE INGREDIENTS REACT?
Here are a few fun science experiments you can do at home.  They are all simple and easy to do.  They are great for kids of all ages. Continue reading...