High School Life

Organization (The Step by Step Guide)

So…organization. Repeated more often by teachers, mentors, and parents as the key to the universe, and the great mystery (or dreaded arch nemesis) of many a high school student. But what is organization? At least in my personal AP-Studentese dictionary, organization is the effort to put your thoughts and physical homework and classwork into a […]

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Top 20 Free Apps for High School and College Students

They say there’s an app for everything…and they’re right! We’re a mobile generation, and for all those high school and college students out there, these twenty apps might make this upcoming school year a whole lot easier. 1) inClass This note-taking app is so beyond awesome, I felt ecstatic when I found out about it. […]

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Creating a Productive Group Study Session

We’ve all been there. You plan a group study session with your friends, and three hours later…you have done nothing. Well, except for exchanging some good gossip and googling pictures of cats, maybe. Group study sessions can be awesome study tools, but they can easily become just another hang-out with your friends. And though hanging […]

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High Schooler’s Guide to Spending Your Summer Wisely

“Oh, lord,” you groan. “Now, this blogger’s gonna tell me to be—shudder—productive this summer.” I wish I could tell you that you’re wrong… …But I can’t. Summer is an awesome time to have fun, but it’s also such a vital period for tons of programs and activities and volunteer gigs that your mind will positively […]

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Interesting = Studying

Okay, you’re going to study for the SAT, the ACT, your AP tests, and any-test-ever-my-life-is-studying. So obviously the first thing you do is all of your other homework. Then you walk the dog, maybe get some food—basically anything except actually sitting down and studying. What can you do to combat this gut-wrenching resistance to studying? […]

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Study Smarter Not Harder

It’s a cliché you’ve heard over and over again — “study smarter, not harder” — but what does it actually mean when “studying” means something different to everyone? Unfortunately, for many of us it can seem to mean spending hours on end pouring over our textbooks only to end up more confused than when we […]

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How to Study Online Without Getting Distracted

When you want to study for the SAT online, the internet becomes your best friend and your worst enemy. Yes, you have access to wonderful resources all in one place, from the comfort of your own home. But, oh the temptation to procrastinate!! You know what I’m talking about. You go online to check Facebook […]

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5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Tutor

Finding a good tutor to help you study for the ACT (or even an upcoming math test) can be an invaluable step towards academic success. Today our friends at Noodle are here to offer tips for finding the right tutor for you. These days, it doesn’t matter whether you’re in grade school, high school, college […]

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