When my son was five, I signed him up for soccer at the local recreation center. As he got older, it was clear volunteer coaches and playing for fun didn’t fit him. So at 11, he started training and playing for a competitive team. He is now a much better soccer player because of the higher expectations, quality coaching, and more competitive play.
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Heading off to college? If you’ll be living in the dorms, you’ll want to have everything you need as well as some room to spare.
Still Don’t Have an Internship for the Summer? No Problem! Here are 5 Ways to Build Your College Resume Over the Summer
For many students, the pressure to have a stellar internship or laboratory job set up by this point in the year is high, and if you're one of the students who doesn't have that sort of plan in place, it can feel like the end of the world (or at least the end of your chances at strong college prospects).
STEM projects are an awesome opportunity for students to get excited about being creative and learning new ideas. In an earlier post, Synocate discussed 4 elite STEM competitions a motivated student might want to pursue. Here are 3 more ideas!
Imagine you're set to compete in a running race in the mountains of Switzerland; what would you do to prepare? Certainly, you'd train in advance, order plane tickets, reserve a hotel room, and buy the necessary equipment (shoes, good running shorts, stylish socks). You'd do everything in your power to set yourself up for success.
If you like doing well in school and taking on challenges, then you probably know about the AP program. The College Board, which administers and develops the Advanced Placement (AP) program, has recently developed the AP Capstone program. This program is designed to complement and enhance the AP program.
Senior year is a great year to do some work, enjoy each day, and look forward to your future. Graduation is coming up and you have one last chance to make some lasting memories. For some, senior year is about Carpe Diem while for others it’s as bad as a Greek tragedy.
As you prepare for college, you might want to check out some of the great apps available to make your life easier. I’ve pulled together apps to improve note taking, studying, scheduling, personal safety, and getting around your college town. Most of these are great for high schoolers as well. What are my picks?
When you apply to college, it is like trying out for an athletic team. Top ranked schools select the best students. If you find out you have been waitlisted you may feel sad you didn’t make the team.
Many universities offer STEM focused camps to get more students interested in science majors. While it’s easy to find a local STEM program, you should know that there are two great camps that offer a unique experience.
During Christmas holidays, you may want to do a tv series marathon, reconnect with friends on social media, or load up on salt, fat, and sugar (snacks).
When you took math in elementary school, you learned foundational information such as your addition and subtraction facts. When you take higher level math classes, you encounter more concepts.
In high school, you move throughout your day from science to math to history class. Because you have several subjects in one day, it’s important to see they are all treated differently. Studying for science is different than studying for history or English.