Best 10 Summer Study Tips

When you think of summer break, you probably think of sunshine, beaches, and sleeping in; you probably don’t think of study sessions. These tips will help you boost your study skills, grades, and test scores without sacrificing your summer fun.   Start an informal book club One of the best things you can do for yourself is to read. Strong reading skills not only …

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Posted July 10th, 2017

Get Ahead of the College Admissions Process During Summer Break

With just weeks to go before the end of the school year, students across the country are dreaming of long, lazy days free from the demands of teachers and school work. Although every student deserves a break now and then, high school students have at least one concern that should motivate them to keep busy during summer break: College admissions. Summer break offers ton…

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Posted May 19th, 2017

6 Ways to Boost College Applications Over Summer

Summer break is just around the corner -- do you have plans yet? Some students look forward to months of fun in the sun, and there's certainly nothing wrong with a little relaxation. But for students who want to improve their chances of getting into a dream college, summer is also a chance to bolster resumes and college applications. Although a lot of selective summe…

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Posted June 13th, 2015

Is Summer Vacation Bad for the Nation?

Though we've often written about the dangers of summer learning loss (AKA brain drain), our focus has largely been on how to combat that learning loss for individual students. Students who read during the summer or who participate in educational activities simply don't experience the same level of learning loss as students who lack the access or motivation to engage in ac…

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Posted July 30th, 2014