Have you tried reaching your toes? If you have, then you know the taste of a real struggle. Those damn toes are so close and yet so frustratingly distant. You must have Gumby’s flexibility to reach the lower digits. The same applies to a consequential and difficult task of reaching a word count for a college essay. It seems that you are almost there, but something prevents you from meeting the desired page limit. In this regard, it’s not unlike the “sit-and-reach” test you had in school. Continue reading
“The Bell Doesn’t Dismiss You, I Do!” Can You Leave the Class without the Teacher's Permission?
For the high school and college students, the bell at the end of a lesson has always been a symbol of freedom. With a sense of relief, students realize that another endless lecture or a stressful test is over, and they can enjoy the hard-earned short break. It’s not surprising that after the bell rings, they aim to grab their books and head towards the door with the speed of lightning. Continue reading
A Hopeful Guide on How to Raise GPA in College and After
High-school students are obsessed with their GPA because it has no small weight in their college application. Some might just be ambitious and only think up new ways of raising GPA scores to secure that valedictorian's spot in the limelight. However, when they do get into college, it's hard not to let things slide a bit. Newfound freedom, euphoria, friends, and parties – we get it. Continue reading
Should Homework Be Banned In Schools?
There are hardly any students in all of the schools around the world, who could honestly say they love doing homework. Quite the opposite. Of course, there have always been arguments for and against the after-class assignments and ongoing negotiations about the appropriate volume of those assignments. Yet the consensus traditionally was that homework is, even if unpleasant, still indispensable – much like bitter medicine. This is going to change – and soon. Continue reading
How to Succeed In Online Courses 101
What makes people take up online courses? There are many benefits! First of all, the flexibility of schedule that allows getting a college degree without disrupting career and family life. There is also a variety of choices – some courses simply aren’t available locally and online is the only way to access them without great inconveniences. However, not everything in this garden of online knowledge is rosy. Distance learning presents its unique opportunities along with unique challenges. Want to know how to be a successful online student? Welcome to your first online course in efficiency! Continue reading