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How Important Are Parent-Teacher Conferences?

Students tend to dread impending parent-teacher conferences. Even if they have been performing well throughout the academic year, there’s still that edge of worry that your teacher doesn’t like you or thinks you’re under-performing, almost always going to result in a ‘talk’ back home. On the other hand, some students don’t worry, since their parents won’t attend the conferences anyway. Whichever closely relates to you, the question remains, are parent-teacher conferences important and necessary? Continue reading “How Important Are Parent-Teacher Conferences?”

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Do College Rankings Matter?

If you’ve ever looked into what college or university, it’s probably safe to say that you’ve referred to some kind of college ranking list. Maybe you were looking into a college, and you’ve been put off by the ranking? Maybe you’ve just ignored the ranking because you know exactly which college/university you want to go to or maybe you’ve just ignored the rankings list altogether? Continue reading “Do College Rankings Matter?”

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What Criteria Should Be Used in Awarding Scholarships for College?

Whether you’ve just achieved the best grades in your entire academic year or whether you put more effort into your project than anybody else by a mile, there’s a lot of considerations that can go into awarding a scholarship.

Unfortunately, there’s no right or wrong as to how colleges carry out this task; it’s truly down to the college and the people in charge of the final decision. However, surely there must be some set criteria that will help this to become fair for everybody. Let’s find out. Continue reading “What Criteria Should Be Used in Awarding Scholarships for College?”