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Academic Goals: Here’s How to Ace Your Exams!

Without question, school is challenging. Whether you’re in high school or college, studying and trying to get good grades can be taxing. It’s even near impossible for some students. How is it possible that some students hit incredible marks with ease, while others struggle to achieve their academic goals? Let me tell you the secret of …

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Is It Worth Taking a Minor in College?

Many professors argue that college minors are a boost to your resume and academic career. While it’s true they bear benefits in some circumstances, minors also require an investment of 700-1400 hours of work! So the real question is: in which circumstances are minors worth it? When do the pros outweigh the cons? The pros …

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The Differences Between a Diploma, a Degree, and a Certificate

In this article, we have gathered all the information you need to compare diplomas, degrees, and certificates. Here is a table that summarizes their main differences: Certificate Diploma Degree Institutions Technical schools,Vocational schools,Community colleges High schools,Technical schools,Vocational schools,Community colleges Colleges,Universities Names Business CertificatesHealth Care CertificatesTechnology CertificatesCriminal Justice Certificates High school diplomaTechnical diploma Bachelor’s degreeMaster’s degreeDoctoral …

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Do Students Get Paid in Medical School? And in Residency?

Many aspiring doctors ask me this question: “Do students get paid in medical school?” Here’s the hard truth: students do not get paid in medical school! Even worse, you’re likely to borrow up to $25,000 a year. Medical students who receive money during medical school have either part-time jobs or a Health Professions Scholarship Program …

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How to Get a Copy of Your College Diploma

If you need a copy of your original college diploma to further your studies, apply for a job, or put it on display, you’re not alone. More than 1 million college diplomas are awarded each year. That’s a lot of diplomas floating around that can be destroyed, lost, stolen, or misplaced. But, there is no …

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How Long Do High Schools Keep Your Records After Graduating?

Did you know that high schools keep a file on each student? This file is called a “permanent record.” You wouldn’t believe how much information is stored on your permanent record: Test scores Attendance records Honors Awards Severe disciplinary actions (such as suspensions or expulsion) You name it! These records are usually stored in CA-60 …

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Meaning of “Course of Study” in High School

When filling out a job application, candidates are stumped when they’re asked, “What was your course of study in high school?“ This generic question appears when the job application is copied from a college application form. Here’s why it is a boilerplate question: high school students don’t major in anything! But don’t worry, there are two different ways …

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How Long Does It Take to Become a Lawyer?

The short answer is: becoming a lawyer takes at least 7 years of study in total. It includes 4 years of undergraduate study, followed by 3 years of law school. However, that’s not the whole story. The path to becoming a lawyer is long and tedious. Here’s how long law students take to complete the bar …

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10 Tips to Help You Balance Work, School, and Personal Life

I am always worried when I see a student juggling a full course load, an internship, extracurriculars, and personal life. It reminds me of what I experienced in my junior year of college: burnout. I was exhausted, unmotivated, stressed… I just felt tired all the time. So here’s my advice for working students: don’t fall into …

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After-School Jobs for Teens: Pros and Cons

Did you know that nearly 30% of high school students hold a job for at least a part of the school year? Working at such a young age involves important risks, as well as some benefits. So, should teenagers hold part-time jobs? The truth is that there are several schools of thought. This article lists …

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