Sunday, September 22, 2019

Education

Preparing For Campus Visits

It would be nearly impossible for a student to make an attendance commitment to a college or university for four years without first getting an idea of the culture and personality of the institution. The college campus visit gives you an opportunity to visit with the students and faculty, and observe how the students live in the college environment. This observation …

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SAT vs. ACT: Three-Acronym Tests for the Future

As the college-application process draws near, high school juniors and seniors are lining up to take the SAT Reasoning Test and the ACT Test. The central questions are obvious among most upperclassmen: What’s the difference between the two tests? Which one should be taken? First, there is some historical content behind the choices. In retrospect, the ACT — originally the American …

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Fashionomics LIVE! Offers Early Internship Opportunities

Internships, part-time jobs and behind-the-scene visits to top companies in the Orange County are not reserved for college students. In fact, with the help of Fashionomics LIVE!, high school girls are getting the chance to see what the real world is all about. Fashionomics LIVE! was started Orange County and is led by college interns. It is currently made up …

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Santa Margarita Model United Nations Members Take England

Fourteen members of Santa Margarita’s Model United Nations team recently attended the Royal Russell Model United Nations Conference held in East Croydon, United Kingdom. During the conference, the students broke up into teams to represent the counties of Chile, Sudan and Kenya in a mock United Nations trial. Throughout the four-day conference, representatives from each country debated economic, political and …

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Editorial: Used Correctly, Techology is a Valuable Learning Aid

Smart phones, e-readers and tablets are often seen in the hands of the average 21st century student. Technology’s rapid pace of innovation provides students with resources to get through their studies. Especially apparent in Orange County, schools are working to productively implement technology in the classroom in order to help students learn. The use of technology in schools provides students …

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Should Teenagers Care About the 2012 Presidential Election?

Walking in the hallways of a high school these days, all anyone tends to hear is whether Obama’s or Romney’s plan is superior to the other. However, as teenagers, it is difficult to comprehend what is actually happening in the world around us. We may have heard about the debates that are going on, but do we know the full …

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Enjoyable Involvement for Orange County High Schools: Club Rush

High school campuses all around Orange County share two things in common: school spirit and the desire to get students active in both the school and the community. Beckman High School is no different in the fervor to get freshmen and various classes engaged in school activities through clubs in the major event: Club Rush. On October 5, Beckman students …

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College Plans – Life After High School

“So, what are you doing after graduation?” Many juniors and seniors get bored answering that question over and over. Whether your plans include college, heading straight for the workforce, or taking a year off, here are some practical tips to prepare yourself for the journey. Going to College Some people know from an early age exactly what they want to …

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Note Taking Tips – Get The Most From Your Homework

Note-taking is a skill that can help you do well on all your schoolwork — everything from taking tests to researching a paper. But, unfortunately, most schools don’t have classes that teach you how to take notes. So, here are some tips. Write Down Key Facts If you have a teacher who writes notes on the board, that’s a bonus: …

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Staying Focused on Homework

Learning how to focus and get something done is about more than just good grades — it’s the foundation for success in life. Mastering the skills of getting organized, staying focused and seeing work through to the end will help in just about everything you do. You probably know the basics by now, but here’s a helpful refresher. Get Organized …

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