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Should Every Student Be Required To Take a Performing Arts Course?

When it comes to extracurricular activities, performing arts don’t seem that important. After all, there’s a lot of other skills that children need to develop, and there just isn’t time for it. However, you’d be surprised to learn that performing arts can benefit children in all sorts of ways. Here’s why all students should take performing arts courses. Continue reading “Should Every Student Be Required To Take a Performing Arts Course?”

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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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5 Important Steps for Editing and Proofreading Your Writing

Editing and proofreading. It may seem like something journalists or teachers practice all day, every day, but the truth is, if you write, whether, on a computer or using a pen and paper, you must carry out these essential tasks. Michael Jordan doesn’t simply net basket after basket when he plays basketball; he must practice and refine his technique over and over again before it’s perfect. That’s exactly what you’ve got to do with your writing.

To give you the best chance at editing and proofreading your written work to perfection, no matter what the subject or context, here are five essential steps you must take. Continue reading “5 Important Steps for Editing and Proofreading Your Writing”

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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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3 Main Differences between Academic and Business Writing

If you’ve just left school, college or university, you’ll be in for a shock. You may have spent the last few years writing essays, assignments, reports and presentations but once you enter the business world, this all changes. Unknown to many individuals, there’s a range of differences when it comes to academic writing and then writing on behalf of a business. Today, we’ll explore three of the most common. Continue reading “3 Main Differences between Academic and Business Writing”

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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?”