What to Know About ACT Section Retesting

What to Know About ACT Section Retesting

High school students who have sat for the ACT test now have a new option to showcase their skills. ACT section retesting allows students who have taken the full ACT exam to select a single section to retake. What this means is that, starting in September 2020, students have the opportunity to retest up to three exam sections in one sitting. This policy change gives students a chance to present potential colleges with test scores that more accurately reflect their skills. Wondering how ACT section retesting can benefit you? Keep reading to learn all you need to know about ACT section retesting.  How ACT section retesting works Beginning ... Read More About What to Know About ACT Section Retesting

How to Get Your Gamer to Do Their Homework

How to Get Your Gamer to Do Their Homework

As you almost assuredly know, most middle school students love their screens. From smartphones to laptops to TV, screens are everywhere. And many students use these screens to play games. While there’s a lot of controversy over whether or not screens are healthy for young people, it’s clear that some games can be a good way for students to unwind and have fun. Some games can even encourage creativity. But sometimes gaming can be so much fun that it can be hard to peel your student away to do their homework.  Redirecting your middle school student away from their games to their homework desk can seem like a daunting task. If ... Read More About How to Get Your Gamer to Do Their Homework

4 Ways Social Media Can Benefit Your Student's Learning Experience

4 Ways Social Media Can Benefit Your Student's Learning Experience

Most of us engage with social media informally, or at least associate social media with our non-academic lives. Often, though, we don’t realize how much social media is a part of the way that we learn about and see the world. Social media can, in fact, benefit your student’s learning experience in many ways, including offering unique resources, building learning communities, and providing real-world examples and experiences.   Looking for ways to enhance your student’s education this semester? Keep reading to learn four ways social media can benefit your student’s learning experience. 1. Social media can provide ... Read More About 4 Ways Social Media Can Benefit Your Student's Learning Experience

How to Write a Great College Essay

How to Write a Great College Essay

Your college admissions essay is a key component of your college application. Unlike standardized test scores and grades, your essay gives your application a more human element. The power of a well-crafted college essay is not to be discounted, so use it to let your personality and background shine through. Here’s how to write a great college essay: To write a great college essay, begin with brainstorming Before drafting any portion of your essay, commit your ideas to paper. Jot down all the topics that come to mind for a potential essay—even those that may seem a bit outlandish.  Next, let some time pass (at least 24 hours ... Read More About How to Write a Great College Essay

How to Balance Work and Grad School

How to Balance Work and Grad School

Congratulations on your decision to attend grad school! According to the Census Bureau, just 9.3% of American adults over 25 have earned a master’s degree. Pursuing a master’s degree is no easy task, but it is an endeavor that can yield a number of benefits. Grad school allows you to explore your academic passions on a deeper level, participate in cutting-edge research projects, make valuable contacts in your field, and strengthen your employment prospects. Some graduate students choose to work and study at the same time, while others do so out of necessity. In any case, a proper balance between both responsibilities is indispens ... Read More About How to Balance Work and Grad School

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