Tag Archives: High School

How To: Back to School Organization

I have a confession: I really love school supply shopping. Finding color-coded folders, brightly patterned planners, and fresh new pens brings me more joy than I’d care to admit – particularly if my brother’s around to make fun of me. I view school supply shopping as an opportunity to really prepare myself for the upcoming school year. Organization allows me

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Effective Time Management Skills for Students

Time Management. It’s one of those phrases you hear a lot when you’re starting to get ready for high school and college. Adults frequently nod their heads in agreement when another mentions the importance of “good time management skills.” Office supply stores capitalize upon the phrase by featuring their school-year planners in colorful displays at the front entrance. And yet,

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School Admission Tips I Learned from Giving College Tours

Hi there! My name is Brittany, and I recently graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. One of my very favorite parts of my time at Muhlenberg was giving college tours as a tour guide for the Admissions Department. I learned lots of important skills from the job, such as walking backwards, recovering gracefully when you trip, and pulling off

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Advice for the First Day of High School

It begins with the two for one promotion for pencils and notebooks in the Sunday advertisements. Malls and shopping centers are crowded with families. Then, students, like myself, are bombarded with reminders to check their summer assignments while schedules fill our inboxes. That’s right — it’s back-to-school time. While school technically begins after Labor Day, freshmen, like myself, often have

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Independent School Advice: School Visits

Your parents have spent months looking at boarding school websites. Dozens of them. The photo galleries look amazing. The academics include courses you could only dream about taking in your current school. The athletic departments look like something you’d expect to see at college. The extracurricular activities which most schools offer are beyond extensive. That part of going to boarding

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