Articles tagged with High School

How High School and College Students Can Set—and Achieve—Academic Goals

How High School and College Students Can Set—and Achieve—Academic Goals

This post is part of a month-long series to help you start 2018 on the right foot. Throughout January, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for advice, tips, and tricks on how to reignite your passion for learning this winter.  Once the new year begins, many students aspire to set significant academic goals. Many high school and college students start the year with good intentions, but they ultimately fall short of the academic goals they set out to accomplish. Often, this is not for lack of trying; some students simply set goals they are ill-equipped to achieve. If you have experienced this in the past, don’t let it stop you from setting ... Read More About How High School and College Students Can Set—and Achieve—Academic Goals

8 Gifts That Will Inspire Students This Holiday Season

8 Gifts That Will Inspire Students This Holiday Season

The holidays can be a stressful time, and choosing the right gift for the student in your life is not an action that is exempt from this stress. With all of the various toys and gadgets on the market today, the abundance of options can quickly become overwhelming. Luckily, the holiday season is the perfect time to combine learning and fun when choosing gifts. Educational gifts that will inspire students this holiday season can include STEM and STEAM gifts. Curious what to get the student on your list? Check out these eight gifts that will inspire students this holiday season: STEM gifts for students Bloxels Bloxels is an engaging gift for ... Read More About 8 Gifts That Will Inspire Students This Holiday Season

5 Ways to Help Your High School Student with Test Anxiety

5 Ways to Help Your High School Student with Test Anxiety

With all of the assignments, exams, events, and extracurricular activities that are a part of high school, it’s natural for students to experience stress from time to time. Some of this stress can serve as a motivator, giving students the extra kick they need to complete an assignment on time or to power through a study session. But other types of anxiety can be harmful—one type in particular is test anxiety. Test anxiety is among the most common types of anxiety experienced by high school students. Ways to help your high school student with test anxiety include introducing him or her to coping tools, and encouraging good habits. ... Read More About 5 Ways to Help Your High School Student with Test Anxiety

What to Know About the Mathematics Level 2 SAT Subject Test

What to Know About the Mathematics Level 2 SAT Subject Test

Have you excelled in three years of your high school math classes? Are you thinking of majoring in a math or science subject? If you answered yes to one (or both) of these questions, you may want to consider taking the Mathematics Level 2 SAT Subject Test. Taking trigonometry or pre-calculus, or both, is necessary for this exam. Knowing how to use a scientific or graphing calculator is also helpful. Things to know about the Mathematics Level 2 SAT Subject Test include understanding the topics covered, the calculator policies, and techniques to prepare. Keep reading to learn more about what to know about the Mathematics Level 2 SAT Subject Te ... Read More About What to Know About the Mathematics Level 2 SAT Subject Test

Intangibles are the New Perfect SAT Score

Intangibles are the New Perfect SAT Score

The following is a guest post written by Application Authority, a college application branding company that helps students differentiate themselves from thousands of other applicants. A perfect SAT score has been considered the Holy Grail of college admissions for years. And for good reason—the SAT and the ACT have been used for decades by schools to predict candidates’ potential for higher education success independent of other accomplishments. But if you have been losing sleep over achieving the ideal 1600 or 36-point score, we suggest you get some rest and consider changing your focus. These tests are flawed The ACT and the S ... Read More About Intangibles are the New Perfect SAT Score

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