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The Best Scholarships for Juniors in High School

Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | May 3, 2020 6:47:00 PM

Financial Aid

Many students think that they should begin looking at college scholarships once they actually start applying to college—so some time early in their senior year. Although it's true that many big-name scholarships require applicants to be high school seniors, there are some great awards out there for younger students as well.

So why not get a head start on applying for scholarship awards? You could win money for college, sure, but you'll also get experience in the scholarship application process before submitting even more applications during your senior year.

I've compiled a list of scholarships for high school juniors. This list will be a great place to start, but you might also want to search for more targeted awards (e.g., by geographic area). You can browse the scholarships below based on whether they're competitions or merit-based scholarships. Read to the end for tips and strategies on getting the most scholarship money possible!

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BREAKING: SAT Test Date Changes for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 3, 2020 6:08:00 PM

SAT Logistics, SAT General Info

COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus) has upended events across the world, and that includes upcoming SAT test dates. Some SAT test dates have been cancelled while the future of other test dates is up in the air, and it makes for a stressful situation for students who need to take the SAT to apply to college. Use this guide to learn the latest information on COVID-19 SAT cancellations, what you should do if you were registered for a cancelled exam, what steps the College Board is taking as a result of the cancellations, and what you should do while you're waiting to take the SAT.

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How Long Does It Take to Get SAT Scores Back?

Posted by Rebecca Safier | May 3, 2020 5:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

Don't you wish you could find out how you scored on the SAT right after you finish taking the test? Or maybe you'd like to forget all about it and pretend it never happened (better luck next time)!

Either way, your wait time for your SAT scores will be the same: somewhere between two and six weeks. This article fills you in on all the details of SAT score reporting and offers some advice for what to do once you get your scores.

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10 Best Interior Design Schools in the US

Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | May 3, 2020 4:00:00 PM

College Info

An education in interior design is getting more and more important for aspiring professionals in the field. In many states, you can't call yourself an interior designer unless you have a license or a certain level of education.

If you're thinking about becoming an interior designer, you'll want to know about the best interior design schools you can attend in the US. Whether you want to work on residential or commercial design, the following programs will prepare you well for your future career as an interior designer. But before we get to the rankings list, let's briefly go over what makes interior design programs unique.

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The 24 Best Backyard Games for Kids to Ensure a Fun Summer

Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM

General Education

Your backyard provides endless opportunities for fun, learning and creativity, but coming up with actual backyard games and activities can be tough. We're here to help! In this guide, we've compiled 24 of the best backyard activities and backyard games for kids of all ages to enjoy. Want to take a swing at a water balloon pinata? Create a tiny picnic table for squirrels? Lounge on a giant water blob? We'll tell you how!

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5-Step SAT/ACT Test Dates & Study Plan for Summer Before Senior Year

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | May 2, 2020 7:00:00 AM

SAT Strategies, ACT Strategies

Your senior year is coming up, and you're ready to blow those standardized tests out of the water once and for all. It's time to figure out the best study plan for you that still leaves time for summer jobs, shameful levels of ice cream consumption, and acquiring incomprehensible tan lines.

Follow these five steps to make the most of your summer studying before your SAT or ACT test date!

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32 Easy Recipes for Kids to Try Cooking

Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 1, 2020 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Cooking is a skill everyone should have, and kids can begin learning the basics at a young age. Doing so can make them more self-sufficient and more likely to make healthier meal decisions throughout their lives. But it's important to choose recipes that match their skill levels, which is where we come in. We've compiled a list of 32 easy recipes for kids, in six categories: breakfast, smoothies, snacks, dinner, vegetarian, and baking.

For each of these cooking recipes for kids, we include a link to the recipe, a brief description of it, the estimated time to make the recipe, and the difficulty level (easy, medium, or advanced). The difficulty levels are based on kids' cooking skills, and even the advanced recipes are doable for children if they have adult help. Let's get cooking!

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How COVID-19 Will Affect Fall 2020 College Applications

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Apr 29, 2020 5:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some colleges and universities are changing the application process for the upcoming Fall 2020 application cycle. These changes are meant to help applicants and may include application deadlines, required application materials, and financial aid applications and awards.

If you’re planning to apply to college this fall, it’s important you know about these changes and how they might affect you. In this article, we’ll help you navigate changes to the Fall 2020 college application process due to the COVID-19 epidemic by describing four ways that these changes may affect college applicants. We’ll also provide four tips for how to proceed if your college application is affected by COVID-19. 

Take a deep breath: we’re here to help you navigate the changes to the admissions process. Now, let’s take a look at the Fall 2020 admissions process. 

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What Are the Different Learning Styles?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 29, 2020 1:00:00 PM

General Education

You’ve more than likely been asked what your learning style is at some point in your life. Are you a visual learner, an auditory learner, or a tactile learner? But the truth is, there’s much, much more to learning styles than these three basic categories.

In this article, we’ll explain the learning styles definition, where these theories come from, and whether they’re real. We’ll also give you a five-minute learning style quiz and some tips for how to make the most of your own learning style. Let’s dive in!

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The 30 Best SAT Memes to Get You Through Test Prep

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Apr 28, 2020 3:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

We’ve found the best new SAT memes on the internet, just for you. (Sorry, SAT 2019 memes. You’ve been replaced.) Is there Floating Kid? Yep. Are there cats? You bet. Spongebob? Naturalmente. We even have Baby Yoda SAT memes for you, hot off the presses.

So, without further ado: here are the hottest SAT Memes of 2020!

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57 Fun Creative Writing Prompts for Kids

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 28, 2020 2:00:00 PM

General Education

With many kids learning from home due to Covid-19, easy-to-organize educational activities for students are more important than ever. Writing helps improve students' creativity, communication skills, and ability to focus, among other benefits.

Whether you're a teacher, a parent now homeschooling, or a student looking for something new and interesting to write about, these writing prompts are for you. We've collected 57 writing prompts for students of various ages, from elementary school through high school. From spooky story writing prompts to debating how to improve schools, this article has writing prompts that will appeal to all students.

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36 Awesome Family Feud Questions for Playing at Home

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Apr 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM

General Education

Lots of families enjoy chilling out with an episode of the game show Family Feud in the evenings. If you’re one of those families but want to spend an evening being a little more active, consider incorporating your own, at-home version of the Family Feud game into your plans for family time. Playing your own version of Family Feud is a great way to help everyone blow off some steam at the end of a long day!

Instead of scouring the Web for Family Feud questions and answers yourself, put up your feet and use our guide for orchestrating an at-home Family Feud game, questions and answers included. 

To get everyone in the family engaged, our list of 36 questions and answers includes Family Feud questions for kids, teens, and adults. We’ve also got a quick, 9 step how-to that you can use to play Family Feud at home from the comfort of your couch. 

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30 Awesome At-Home Preschool Activities

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Apr 27, 2020 4:00:00 PM

General Education

The current COVID-19 situation has shuttered many preschools across the country. Parents are now faced with the task of either implementing a preschool homeschool curriculum or devising their own preschool lesson plans for their children who are suddenly at home a lot more. 

Preschools may not have given you a curriculum to follow at home, so you may be faced with creating one yourself. It might seem overwhelming to face the prospect of building your own homeschool preschool from the ground up, but have no fear, we’re here for you. This article will give you some valuable tips on making your own preschool homeschool curriculum, as well as provide several educational preschool activities to help the time pass faster in a fun and educational way. 

There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started!

 

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12 Easy Minute to Win It Games for Kids

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Apr 27, 2020 1:00:00 PM

General Education

If you feel like you’re constantly running out of ways to keep your family entertained but don’t have the time to plan elaborate activities to occupy them, Minute To Win It games are an easy, affordable solution. 

Planning Minute To Win It games for kids is quick and painless, and the games are fun for everyone, too! This brief guide will help you choose and implement your own easy Minute To Win It games in a pinch.

Here are 12 easy Minute to Win It games that the whole family can play, complete with materials you’ll need and instructions for how to play each one. 

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How to Study for a Test: 17 Expert Tips

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 27, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Other High School

Do you have a big exam coming up, but you're not sure how to prepare for it? Are you looking to improve your grades or keep them strong but don't know the best way to do this? We're here to help! In this guide, we've compiled the 17 best tips for how to study for a test. No matter what grade you're in or what subject you're studying, these tips will give you ways to study faster and more effectively. If you're tired of studying for hours only to forget everything when it comes time to take a test, follow these tips so you can be well prepared for any exam you take.

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