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Spring semester tips for students

1. Prep for College Follow college prep checklists to get ahead of the game on your college preparations. Every Thursday, check SciMath Education’s blog for weekly tips on test preparation and getting ahead. 2. Seniors, Complete Your FAFSA If you need assistance, check out FAFSA homepage. 3. Juniors, Consider AP Classes Juniors, now is the time to consider adding advanced placement courses to your senior year schedule. Be sure to plan ahead and take advantage of them. 4. Apply for Scholarships Fastweb’s 2018 list of scholarships might be a great start. 5. Save, Save, Save! This year, save more. You’re going to need some savings to pay for things you need for college, such as books, housing, and food. It all adds up and you’ll be grateful you planned ahead once you’re there. 6. Stay Motivated Easier said than done, but losing focus toward the end of the year is a huge problem that can impact your grades and college admission. 7. Steer Clear of Known Setbacks Now that you have a fresh start, there’s no point in looking back. Make sure you steer clear of second-semester setbacks, like losing focus, assuming you’re all set for college or slacking off in your courses. Remember, everything counts until the very last day of high...

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Students: Start the day off strong with a good night’s sleep

Get a good night’s sleep every night. Trying to take a test in the morning when you had five hours of sleep last night is not a good idea. Eating breakfast in the morning is a good idea too. If you’re not a breakfast fan, take a small snack with you in your backpack to eat before class. Studies have shown that students who eat breakfast before school get better grades than students who don’t eat breakfast. Have something to eat before you start any homework or assessment. This way you will have the energy to keep you going. Bring a snack to school if you are late for...

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Tip for Students: At Home Organization

Establishing a home study area is just as important as organizing your stuff for school. Nobody wants to spend longer than required on homework, but without realizing it, you’ll take longer just looking for materials. Find a place in your home where you’re comfortable and there are no distractions from family. • Load this quiet space with a separate pencil case, calendar, computer, writing space and bookshelf for homework. • Have some snacks stored in this desk, because doing your homework may get you hungry. There should be no distractions and everything you need should be close in hand. Develop good habits. Establish routines to maintain your set-up systems. Come up with a set time to do your homework every day, and put it back in your backpack when you are done. Put everything you will need for the next day in your backpack the night before, and set out your clothing and any extras and things you will need. Consult your planner often, and check on, maintain, and alter your organization system when...

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