A confident high school graduate full of knowledge

So you’ve celebrated your last day of high school and you’re off to university/college in the fall. You’re excited, a bit nervous, and preparing yourself for one of the biggest transitions of your academic career. Here are 7 Things Graduating Seniors Should Know About Post-Secondary School: (from The New York Times Education Blog) 1. You […]

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They’ve written tests and exams. They’ve handed in countless projects and assignments. They studied hours upon hours. They’ve written and passed entrance exams. They’ve applied to schools and have been accepted. But, just how ready is your teen for College or University? Well, according to the US-based Alliance for Excellent Education, about one-third of college […]

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Students in class eagerly raising their hands

High School is typically a four-year commitment. However, an increasing number of teens are choosing to return for a a so-called Victory Lap. The Victory Lap is a term that refers to returning after graduation for an extra semester or two. Why would teens want to return to high school? There are many reasons: • […]

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Teenagers lying in the grass talking

Should students take a year off between high school and university? In Britain, a gap year—a year off between the end of high school and the beginning of university—has been a rite of passage for school-weary, under-experienced high school students. It is considered a way for students to spread their wings and gain some much […]

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First year university student in the libary

Listen to most university professors in the United States and Canada, and you’ll hear the complaint about poorly prepared first-year students. In Canada, University of Western Ontario Professors James Cote and Anton Allahar show that students today get higher marks for unworthy performance. “Today’s college freshmen continue to be academically disengaged…students spend less time studying […]

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