6 Things I Wish I Knew in High School

6 Things I Wish I Knew in High School
Your teachers want you to succeedYou may not believe this, especially when you can never get an A on your physics test no matter how hard you study, but it's true. Teachers want to see you to succeed, they wouldn't have become a teacher if that wasn't the case. Set up a meeting with your teacher to ask for study tips, get extra help on the homework...
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Extracurriculars - Inspire and Get Inspired

Extracurriculars - Inspire and Get Inspired
English philosopher Francis Bacon once said, "A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds." What Bacon failed to realize is that sometimes simply being aware of opportunities around you is the same thing as making them. In college I'd heard story after story about the work my friend was doing in a reproductive biology lab until finally I ...
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5 Reasons You Need A Role Model

5 Reasons You Need A Role Model
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is a question most students have heard and most likely thought about for a long time. But have you ever thought about who you want to be when you grow up? Having plans for the job you hope to pursue in the future is important, but so is having a person whose values and actions you can emulate. Role models ...
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5 Ways To Be A Problem Finder

5 Ways To Be A Problem Finder
Problem solving is a necessary life skill. But the first step of problem solving can often be the most difficult: identifying the problem. Here's 5 tips that will help you be a problem finder:Define "problem" in your own wordsWhile we know the traditional definition of a problem, a problem as you face is a barrier that is hindering you from complet...
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Why you should talk to strangers

Why you should talk to strangers
If your parents are anything like mine, you've probably been told many times that you shouldn't talk to strangers, but what if I told you talking to (the right kind of) strangers could help you achieve your goals? What I'm referring to is networking: the act of creating relationships with a variety of acquaintances in which both parties benefit.Why...
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The Evolution Of Portfolios

The Evolution Of Portfolios
Have you ever wondered about the origin of portfolios? Let's be honest, you probably haven't. But it's interesting regardless! The word portfolio gets its origins from the Latin word portafoglio. The stem porta means "to carry" and the root foglio refers to "a leaf", or "loose sheets of paper", leading to the full word that is defined as a case-lik...
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Learning Through Reflection

Learning Through Reflection
In the words of American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer, John Dewey: "We do not learn from experience ... we learn from reflecting on experience." A 2014 study done by Harvard Business School supports this statement in their findings that those who reflected on their performance on a pre-test performed significantly better than ...
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Why You Shouldn’t Volunteer

Why You Shouldn’t Volunteer
I am an avid volunteer. Last year, I spent my 21st birthday volunteering picking up trash on the side of the roads in an effort to prevent waste runoff into oceans. Volunteering is something I feel energizes me and fuels my passion to make a change in my community. However, as someone who enjoys to volunteer I have had many positive volunteer exper...
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12 Reasons To Get Involved In Extracurriculars

12 Reasons To Get Involved In Extracurriculars
According to a survey published on the National Center for Education Statistics website, the average American student spends a little less than 1,200 hours in school a year. Since school and homework take up such a large part of the average student's day, it can be easy to forget the importance of extracurricular activities, activities outside the ...
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