5 Summer Programs for High School Students β˜€οΈ πŸ‰

5 Summer Programs for High School Students β˜€οΈ πŸ‰
Summertime as a student is wonderful: relaxing, refreshing, and rejuvenating.It is also a great time to increase your hours at your part-time job, volunteer in the community, participate in extracurricular activities, and intern in your field of interest. As you enter your final years of high school, it is also the perfect time to consider enrollin...
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7 Vocal Competitions for Students

7 Vocal Competitions for Students
​Let me begin by clearing something up, right from the get-go: you will not be forced to hear me sing today, no sir. Never fear, readers. I leave that unlucky fate to the inside of my shower and my poor car, Moneypenny. She's an attentive and unbiased listener and loves me no matter what, thank you very much.Now to the matter at hand. If you're rea...
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The Beginning of KudosWall, with Jag and Nikhil

The Beginning of KudosWall, with Jag and Nikhil
Hey everyone, Hannah from KudosWall here. Instead of imparting my usual wisdom on writing a recommendation letter or preparing for freshman year or standing out as an intern, I've decided to tell you all a story about your favorite edtech rockstars, Jag and Nikhil Vootkur. This father-son dynamic duo has redefined the meaning of the phrase "family ...
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5 Summer Must-Reads for 2017’s Youths

5 Summer Must-Reads for 2017’s Youths
I know what you're thinking: the school year just ended! Why must you make me use my brain?Calm down, friends. I'm merely encouraging you to use some of your free time doing that wild and crazy thing called reading for pleasure. You likely didn't have time for it throughout the school year, and there's no way you're going to spend every last minute...
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8 Scientifically Proven Study Tips πŸ“˜ πŸ“ πŸ’§

8 Scientifically Proven Study Tips  πŸ“˜ πŸ“ πŸ’§
1. Get movingMultiple studies, including this one published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, suggest that exercise can help improve memory. Factor in at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a couple times a week to get your blood pumping. 2. Close the textbookThis might be counter intuitive advice ...
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Should you write a letter of recommendation?

Should you write a letter of recommendation?
Being asked to write a letter of recommendation is an honor. A student you have mentored and watched grow into the talented individual they are respects your opinion enough to ask you to write a letter of recommendation on their behalf. But are you the best person for the job? Here are a few things to think about before taking on the responsibility...
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High School Senior's February Checklist

High School Senior's February Checklist
Your last year of high school is a busy time. Between your extracurriculars and with finals coming up it can be hard to keep up with everything. Making a checklist of things that need to be done and when they should be done by is a great way to stay organized. Here are a few things that should be on it this month:Reply to early decisionsIf you've r...
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10 Good Habits for Students from a Junior in High School

10 Good Habits for Students from a Junior in High School
Most of us try to be the best student we can possibly be. We want to volunteer, try to get the best grades possible, participate in school sports, clubs, and other extracurricular activities. In other words, we want to fill up our KudosWall portfolios as much as we can, so we can be proud of ourselves. Here are 10 good habits for any student to be ...
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Three things I do to avoid procrastination

Three things I do to avoid procrastination
Being the best student you can possibly be is what impresses colleges. Productivity and hard work are key aspects to achieving this persona. Don't let procrastination get in the way on your path to success.1.  Plan what you need to do ahead of time with rewardsMake a To-do list of every studious task you need to complete, including deadlines. ...
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How I found my passion and how you can too

How I found my passion and how you can too
Nobody has everything figured out from the start. Luckily while you are in school, you have a place to seek out what interests you the most. When it comes to finding your passion, there are numerous possibilities. You could end up loving to snowboard, feeling like the king of the world while on the snowy slopes. Or you may feel that expressing you...
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Helping Your Children Find Their Passion

Helping Your Children Find Their Passion
​As a parent, you want your child to find a passion that will motivate them to work hard and will help them live a full life. But how can you help your kid find that spark? We have a few tips. ​Don't choose their passion for themEven though you might have dreams of your child becoming a concert pianist or hope that they will fall in love with codin...
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7 New Year's Resolutions for Students

7 New Year's Resolutions for Students
Let's bring in the New Year right by setting attainable goals that will bring us success in the upcoming year. Here are a few suggestions: 1.  Aim for Good GradesThis might be an obvious resolution, but it's an important one. Reflect on study habits that have prevented you from getting good grades in the past and focus on changing those habits...
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What Colleges Want You To Do This Summer β˜€οΈπŸ•Ά

What Colleges Want You To Do This Summer β˜€οΈπŸ•Ά
With college admission becoming more competitive, students are almost required to have experiences outside of the classroom. Admission officers look for well-rounded students who will add a set of diverse interests and qualities to their incoming class. Summer break is a 12 week period that offers time for students to learn new skills, grow, and ha...
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4 Ways For Students To Create Success From Failure

4 Ways For Students To Create Success From Failure
In 1968, chemist Dr. Spencer Silver set out to create the world's strongest adhesive. He failed and instead created an even weaker adhesive than what already existed, one that would stick to things but could also be removed and repositioned. Although Dr. Silver failed at first, he later used his weak adhesive to create a different invention that we...
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5 Ways To Be Prepared For The Opportunity Of Your Dreams

5 Ways To Be Prepared For The Opportunity Of Your Dreams
You never know when the right opportunity will come along. So how do you ensure you are prepared to seize the opportunity when given the chance? Stay updatedBeing up-to-date on the current information regarding the company you hope to intern at or the field you plan on joining will help you take hold of an opportunity at a moment's notice. Not only...
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