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Using Online Accelerated Reading TestsAccelerated reading tests allow children to read grade level appropriate books, take tests on content, and receive feedback. This is a page about free online accelerated reading tests.


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Reviving Interest in Studying Interior Design?Your choice of a major in interior design may require finding new inspiration to complete your studies, or a passion for another field. This is a page about reviving interest in studying interior design.


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Ideas for Senior Class Activities?Celebrating the final year of your high school career can be done in a variety of ways. Try a scavenger hunt for senior class items and mementoes. This is a page about ideas for senior class activities.


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Assassin GameWhen I was in college, we played a fun game called Assassin. The purpose of assassin is to shoot your named target with a toy gun. When you "killed" them you then picked up their target.


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Kindergarten Science Project: Creating a Diorama of a Community Garden?My kindergarten daughter was asked to complete a science project: Community garden using a shoe box, glue, flowers, and ladybug. She was asked to be creative. Please help with any ideas.


Empty kindergarten classroom.

Creative Ideas for Setting Up a Kindergarten Classroom?Kindergarten classrooms should be set up to stimulate young minds and active imaginations. This is a page about creative ideas for setting up a kindergarten classroom.


The first half of a preschool daily activity chart.

Hands-On Daily Classroom Schedule for Preschool StudentsThis is a page about creating a hands-on daily classroom schedule for preschool students. Children do best when they have a schedule and know how their day will go. Here is an idea for creating a hands-on schedule to use in a preschool classroom.


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Money Saving Tips for College StudentsThis is a page about money saving tips for college students. College is an exciting time, much time will be spent in studying, socializing, and perhaps working. It is also a very expensive undertaking.


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Finding College ScholarshipsThis is a page about finding college scholarships. The cost for a college education can be astronomical. Finding and securing a scholarship can help lessen the financial burden.


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Simple Games for 3rd Graders?Third grade children are at an age where they really enjoy playing games in the classroom. This page has simple games for third graders.


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Nail Polish Science Fair Project?We are looking ideas for a science fair project on nail polish. Does anyone have any ideas?


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Viewing a Lunar EclipseA lunar eclipse is when the moon passes through the shadow of the Earth. This can only happen on the night of a full moon. Lunar eclipses occur a few times every year, although a total eclipse happens more rarely.



The comet NEOWISE over Mount Hood, OR.

Viewing Comets

Comets are circling the sun in our solar system, some well known and some being discovered now, like NEOWISE in summer 2020. Most of them are not visible without telescopes but some can be seen with the naked eye.


The white lines on a football field.

Student With Sports Scholarship Doesn't Want to Play?Sports scholarships are awarded to many athletes, allowing them to attend college for little or no money in exchange for competing in collegiate athletic programs. Sometimes, a young student may change their mind about competing, which can cause financial hardship to both the parents and the student.


Kids showing a project at a school science fair.

Science Fair ProjectsMost kids participate in a science fair at some time in their education. Choosing a workable experiment is often a difficult decision. Researching a topic and conversations with a teacher can help a child choose a good topic and prepare an informative project. Some topics are discussed below.


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Prize Ideas for Student Competitions?Selecting appropriate prizes for student competitions can be approached in several ways. Some suggestions including trophies and prizes in keeping with the focus of the competition are offered below.


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Access to AR Test at Home?I know schools pay a large sum of money for access to The Accelerated Reader Program. Do you think kids will have access to that program at home? My son is not returning to school until May and has asked about his AR test.


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Getting Homework Help?No matter what level of schooling that is attended, students often need help understanding different subjects. Parents, tutors and other students may be of help.


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Saving Money on WorksheetsThis is a page about saving money on worksheets. Photocopying worksheets is expensive and wasteful. Slipping a worksheet into a page protector is a great way to make the worksheet reusable. You can use dry erase pens on it to do the work, then you just wipe it clean to reuse it.


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Tips for Attending College FairsChoosing the best college to meet your educational and social requirements takes time. One way to try and narrow the field is to attend a college fair. But even this option can be overwhelming. Preparing an approach before you go might help. This is a page about tips for college fairs.


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College Study Tips and TricksStudying for tests in your college courses can be made easier if you look at how you learn. One simple tip is to rewrite your lecture notes so that they are more clear. The process of rewriting them is helpful for students who learn by writing. Having a classmate quiz you can also be helpful. This is a page about college study tips and tricks.


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Earth Day Lessons for TeachersShow people the difference between over packaging and simple packages with this blindfold game. This is a page about Earth Day lessons for teachers.


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Saving Money on Meals at CollegeThis is a page about saving money on meals at college. Here is some great information to consider, if you are looking into using a meal plan for your college student.


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Planning a BBYO Program?Planning a BBYO program for Jewish youth in your area will take a little time, but the kids will appreciate your effort. Here are some ideas about planning a BBYO program. Check out for more inspiration on what activities will help highlight your Jewish heritage.


Preschool aged children learning.

Preschool Bible Curriculum IdeasChoosing the best concepts and accompanying activities is important when developing your curriculum. This is a page about preschool bible curriculum ideas.


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Studying Tips and TricksDeveloping good study habits can help a lot with your success in school. This is a page about studying tips and tricks.


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Grammar Tip: "Than" vs "Then"Certain words seem to frequently be confused and used incorrectly. This is a page about grammar tip: "than" vs "then".



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Mysteries of Makeup Science ProjectThis is a page about mysteries of makeup science project. An interesting project for a school science fair can be created focusing on makeup, its science, a bit of history, safety standards, and more.


Viewing a Solar Eclipse

Viewing a Solar EclipseThis is a page about viewing a solar eclipse. The solar eclipse has been a wondrous phenomenon to view for millennia. In the past it held great cultural significance and often induced fear. Today it is still an amazing event and can be viewed more carefully with some preparation.


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Saving Money on Teaching SuppliesThis is a page about saving money on teaching supplies. Teaching supplies can be very expensive but there are ways to cut costs.


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Saving Money While at CollegeThis is a page about saving money while at college. Attending college is quite expensive. Finding ways to save money on such things as food, books, and housing can help reduce your financial burden.


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Sending College Care PackagesThis is a page about sending college care packages. College students enjoy getting those care packages from home, whether goodies or necessities.


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Name for Senior Project Graphic Design Book?I'm a graphic design senior student. My graduation project is about the the creativity block and how it's related to the design process. I'm designing a book that will help the student to unblock their creativity when they are facing a problem thinking of a high quality concept. I need help with the name.


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Finding a YouTube Year 5 Math Channel?I really need to practice math, so is there any YouTube channel you have subscribed to or know of that teaches year 5 math?


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Information on Trash and Impact on Community?Do you know any web sites that are about this topic?


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Selling Textbooks OnlineThis is a page about selling textbooks online. Through eBay and other websites you may be able to sell your textbooks that you no longer need.


Child with Winning Volcano Science Experiment

Science Experiments for KidsThis is a page about science experiments for kids. An important learning experience for young people is completing a science project. Besides the experiment itself, there is much to learn about presentation and documentation.


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Black History Month Program Ideas?This is a page about black history month program ideas. Looking for some excellent ideas for observing and celebrating the remarkable history of black people and the civil rights movement in February?


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Tips for Studying a Foreign LanguageThis page contains tips for studying a foreign language. When learning a new language, having to listen, speak and write in it can help you retain what you learn.


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Remembering the Order of the PlanetsThis is a great way to remember the planets to teach to your kids! My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nachos


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Choosing Community College Over a Four Year...This page is about choosing community college over a four year school. There are ways to reduce the cost of your higher education.


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Name Ideas for My Interior Concept Design?I'm working on a school project to design a new interior for Karl Lagerfeld's retail store. My concept is inspired by the movie Tron, but I'm having trouble coming up with a name for my concept.



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Packing for Your First Year in CollegeThis page is about packing for your first year of college. It is important to pack things you will most definitely need when moving off to college.


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Learning Spanish?This is a page about learning Spanish. Learning a second language is not only fun and a good mental exercise, it can also improve your employability and introduce you to the culture and literature of other countries.


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Finding a Study Abroad Program?This is a page about finding a study abroad program. Finding a study abroad program can provide you with a memorable experience.


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Taking Online College CoursesThis is a page about taking online college courses. Online college courses are the perfect for the busy stay at home mom, a working adult, for someone who lives far from a college or university, or anyone looking for a convenient way to expand their knowledge.


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University of Phoenix Online ReviewsThis is a page about University of Phoenix online reviews. University of Phoenix is the largest private university in North America. It offers both on-line and more conventional educational programs, all fully accredited.


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Free Educational MaterialsThis is a page about free educational materials. There are free educational materials available whether you are homeschooling or just trying to enrich your child's learning experiences.


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Becoming a Certified Medical Transcriptionist?This page is about becoming a medical transcriptionist. Pursuing additional education and certification can often be accomplished online.


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Tips for Doing College HomeworkFinding the best time to keep up on your studies is important when completing your education. This page contains tips for doing college homework.


Making a College Survival Kit

Making a College Survival KitThis page is about making a college survival kit. Make sure your young scholar is well equipped when heading off to college.


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Summer Learning TipsThis page contains summer learning tips. When school is out of session, it is good to keep children engaged with fun educational activities.


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Writing a Speech for Winning a Writing Competition?I have won a first prize in the essay writing competition and I'm supposed to make a speech after receiving it. What do I say? Please advise.


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Books on Nano Technology?I am 17 years old. I am studying in high school. I want to know which is the best book for advanced nano technology. Thank you.


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Classes for the Indian Economic Service?I am now studying for the Indian economic service exam. Where are the best classes in India?


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Styrofoam Cup Science LessonI found a really cute way to teach a science lesson. Once I was cutting styrofoam cups into little squares and they stuck to my hand even when I turned my had upside down.


Saving Money on Textbooks

Saving Money on TextbooksThis page is about saving money on textbooks. A major cost of attending college is purchasing the textbooks needed for your courses.


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Spelling Tips and TricksThis page contains spelling tips and tricks. Spelling does not always come easily for everyone. Finding tips and tricks to help you spell better can be really helpful.


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Organizing Your ClassroomThis is a page to organizing your classroom. A well organized classroom not only looks tidy and professional but also teaches your students basic organization skills. Having an organized classroom is key to having a successful school year.


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Making a Thermal Container for School Project?I am in high school and am looking of information on making a homemade thermal container. It needs to be made without using foil. Any suggestions? Thank you.


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Agriculture Among the Olmecs?What crops did the Olmecs grow?


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TI-nspire Calculator?How do you graph a piecewise function on the TI-nspire?


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Project to Make a House Out of Waste Materials?I have to make a house made of waste materials and it must be in tomorrow. What materials should I use and how do I use the materials?


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Scientific Definition of Parental and Organic Materials?What are parental materials? What are organic materials?


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Developing Effective Study Skills?I have these big tests known as exams that freak every highschooler out. These are going on my GPA and I really need an efficient and a good method for studying so that I will understand that material and fast.


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Fractanation Vs Distillation?What is the difference between fractanation and distillation?


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Where Can I Get Information on Homeschooling Requirements?I'm wanting to homeschool my kids, but some of the laws are a bit confusing. For example, do you have to teach them 6 hrs/day or just make sure you get in the required number of hours for the year? Where is the best place for me to find these answers?


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Choosing a Home School Curriculum?My children are still very young, but I've been looking at many different home school curricula and am pretty sure of what I'm getting.


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Online Cooking Courses?Does anyone know of any online cooking courses that are not expensive for housewives or stay-at-home mums?


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Pursuing an Acting or Modeling Career?I live in Wisconsin, I want to be an actress/model, anything in that business. I don't have the money, I wouldn't be able to travel far. How can I make it big time? Thank you so much, I want this so badly. I am 15 years old.


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Are There Programs to Help With Tutoring Expenses?I would like to go back to school. But I need private tutoring. Are there any government programs/grants to help with paying for a tutor?


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Pursuing a Music Career?Music is my life. I am playing piano, guitar, and singing. I am planning on going to music school and I need to make an decision. If I don't get in the music school, I don't know what will I do? I am so scared and I think about it all the time.


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Using Dialect and Colloquialism in Writing?In what writing situations is the use of dialect and colloquialism appropriate?


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Finding a Cube Root Without a Calculator?Without using a calculator, how does one find out the cube root of a number? Please explain fully. This is "not" a homework question. I am 79 years old.


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5th Grade Assignment: Build Simple Machine?I need ideas for a 5th grader to "build a simple machine". Keep it simple. Thanks.


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Make Flash Cards To Learn New SubjectsMake a set of flash cards using index cards and the glossary in your text book. Review them during commercials, in the car, on the bus, while waiting for text messages, etc.


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Tips For New College StudentsFamiliarize yourself with any paperwork or guidelines given to you by your professors. Be certain to introduce yourself to any T.A.s or professors as classes can be quite large.


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Birthday Box for CollegeOur older daughter recently went away to college for the first time, and will not be home until after her birthday to celebrate. So her 18th birthday will not pass by unnoticed while she is at school, I put together a birthday in a box that can be used by her suite mates help her celebrate!


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Improving Second Language Pronunciation?How can we improve our pronunciation in English language?


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Ideas for Decorating a Door?I would like any ideas on how to decorate the door of the computer room at school please? I like to make the computer room interesting for the children, thanks.


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Christian Preschool Program?I am looking for a Christian preschool program. It needs to be very hands on, not worksheets or seat work.


Life Lessons Graduation Gift IdeaUpdated: Our 17 year old daughter, Kara, is graduating from high school in a few months. I wanted to present her with a gift that will have meaning long after she moves into the dorm.


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New York University FIT School?I have a question about the FIT school of New York University. I am concern, I have a daughter that wants to study there. I am from Puerto Rico and I don't know what to do, I have never been in NY and I don't know where to start. She filled out the application form, but I want to know what help is available for economical matters there. I am a disable woman and need help so my daughter can study fashion marketing. Thanks.


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Making an Inertia Mobile for School?I'm making an inertia mobile for school and I'm putting an egg in it. Could someone please give me some tips? Please! Thank you.


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Getting Prepared To Homeschool?I would love to eventually homeschool my 2 year old daughter and 2 month old son. Does anyone have any suggestions for organization, projects, curriculum, etc. I was homeschooled for 3 years, 7th-9th, but I don't know much about how to get started. Any help would be much appreciated.


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Office In A Bag For College StudentsI am a mom/college student who commutes 30 minutes to campus - thus, if I forget something at home, I am out of luck! So, I created an "Office in a Bag" in case I need something.


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Summer Class Suggestions for Twelve Year Olds?I want to take a summer class or lesson with my friend. We are twelve years old and need some suggestions on what to take.


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How Do You Say "Word Problems" in Spanish?In Spanish, how would you say, 'word problems'? As in "I am having difficulty in math class with word problems".


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How Do I Tell A Guy I Like Him?I like a guy in class, and he is really good friends with my ex. I think he likes me back, what should I do, I'm terribly confused.


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Spanish Word for Candy Corn?How would you say "candy corn" in Spanish? I was thinking of 'dulce de maiz or dulce de elote' but both seem to imply an actual candying process.


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Advice for Freshmen in CollegeTo Freshmen: Make sure you get good grades because this is the time that you really don't have much to do. Get involved, meet people, make friends not babies.


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How To Hang Shelves On Cinder Block Walls?How to hang shelves on cinder block walls in a dorm?


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MTA Discount Oil Program?This request is for Massachusetts teachers. Has anyone used the MTA discount oil program? I would like to know if it is a good deal.


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Apply for Financial Aid EarlyIf you are a loved one is going to college this fall, apply for financial aid as early as possible. The amount of aid you get is based on your need level, fund availability, and the date your application process is completed. It pays to be on top of it.


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What Should I Eat Before Taking a Test?I took a math test and ran out of mental steam an hour into the test, aggravated by some guy who snored on and off for 45 minutes. Then a girl who came in a moment later, sat next to me and kept jiggling and wiggling herself as she took her test.


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How is paint made?I have an essay to write in school about how paint made. Can anyone help?


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Summer Activities for Teachers?Summer Activities for Teachers. I am a school teacher, so during the summer and Christmas vacation I have a lot of spare time. When I have spare time, I tend to like to go shopping.


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What is a good example of a detrivore?What is a good example of a detrivore?


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Nutritious Meals for College Students?I am looking for some inexpensive, nutritious meals that are easy to prepare for college students or other young people living on their own for the first time.


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Gauge Your New ProfessorWhen taking a course with a new professor try to gage how he will do his testing. Does he focus on classroom discussion, reading, obscure references? What will you have to know on test day? For the first test be prepared for anything. Study hard and know the material inside and out.


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Check Out Your Professor's RatingWhen planning your schedule for the coming year, first pick the classes you need to take, and then check to see who teaches them. With that information in hand, visit This site lets students search by school for ratings submitted by past students of any professor.


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Don't Try to Solve All Your Kid's ProblemsAs tempting as it might be to step in if your child has a problem at school, don't. Let him or her handle it if there are roommate problems, questions regarding financial aid, or any other problem. Your child is now in college. He or she is expected to act like an adult.


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Bring the Kitchen Bare Necessities to CollegeDon't buy a bunch of stuff for your new dorm or apartment. It probably won't fit in the tight quarters and you may not even have a kitchen in your room. You will want to start with one medium sized sauce pan, one serving spoon, one bowl, one plate, a stack of paper plates and plastic silverware.


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Food to Have on Hand at CollegeCollege students notoriously have horrible diets either because of poor eating habits or because of budget concerns. Here's a list of foods that I always tried to keep in stock because they were fairly low costing and weren't too bad for the diet either.


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Easy Ways to Get a Little Cash at CollegeIf you are in need of a little extra cash fast try these simple tips. Collect pop cans and return them for deposit. Looking for an easier way to get some cash? Donate plasma. Take part in a psychological experiment.


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Fill Out The FAFSA Every Year (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)Every year that you plan to attend school, you will want to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Almost any scholarship you apply for will require you to complete the FAFSA in order to receive it.


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Get a Job with Perks (College Life)When seeking a job, look for one where you get something more than just pay. Is the job super easy like watching the front desk in your dorm? If so, congratulations, you now have time to study at work. Do you love to shop at a particular store in the mall?


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Don't Shop During the 1st Week of CollegeMove in with the items you will need. Do not plan to head to your local mall to pick up sheets, towels, etc. when you move in and by all means avoid the grocery store. Plan to eat everything on campus for a week, or bring groceries from home.


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Become a Resident AssistantIf you're looking for ways to save money at school, why not become a resident assistant? RAs are generally given free room and board in exchange for planning programs for other residents on their floor, helping solve any problems, and just being someone their residents can talk to.


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Exchange Student Programs for France?I am a highschool student in Sydney and was hoping to go to France on exchange at the end of the year, for no more than 1 and a half months. If it is possible I would like to do homestay but not have to have a french student back afterwards. Does anyone know any programs that i could look into?


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Cleaning Recipes Science Project?My 6th grade son is doing a science project comparing current home cleaning items, i.e. pledge, dish detergent, etc. with "old fashioned" ways of cleaning. I have picked my grandmother's brain but could really use some more ideas.


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Carpet Cleaning Science Project?I'm doing a science project and I need to know of some good carpet stain removers!


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Student Assistant for an Autistic Kindergartner?I have gotten a new job. I will continue working at a doctor's office but I will also now be a personal assistant to a kindergartner with autism. I am very excited but have no idea what to expect. I have been around children all my life, babysitting, teaching sunday school, youth group, etc. Does anyone have any ideas of what I could do to help the child and myself?


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Going To College Party?I am planning to have a going away send-off for my boys before they leave for college. What would be some clean fun for the party?


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Turning Spenders Into Savers?My boyfriend and I have both just graduated and are moving on to school. We are both moving about a half an hour away, to the same town, and going to community college. I'm ready, he may not be.


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Inexpensive Higher EducationOur state allows older citizens to attend higher education for $l0 a semester. This allows them to take classes to help with hobbies, learn new skills, etc. It saves a bundle. They audit the class but who cares when learning how to use software or increase hobby skills.


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Best Place To Get a Sofa Bed?I am moving out for the first time. I am in need of a sofa bed. Any suggestions? Thank You, Britta, TX


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New School?I'm having so much trouble deciphering wether I should remain at my current school or transfer to another. The new school offers an entirely foreign curriculum with countless engagements that aren't available at the public school I attend.


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Preserving Workbooks for the Next ChildIf your children have workbooks that you'll want them to re-do or pass on to siblings just tape the top edge of a sheet protector down to the table (we use duck tape) then lift the protector flap up and slide the workbook under.


The NEOWISE comet in a dark sky.

Viewing NEOWISE (July 2020)We have a rare opportunity to see the NEOWISE comet as it approaches Earth this July. It is viewable in the Northern Hemisphere about an hour after sunset. Look to the northwest as the sky becomes fully dark. If you find the Big Dipper (Ursa Major), look below the dipper bowl. It will appear as a fuzzy star with a long tail for about an hour, as long as the sky is clear.


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Low Cost Educational ToysThere are many educational toys on the market, but they're often pricey. Yet, as parents, we want to buy toys for our children that build their minds as well as entertain their personalities.


The Basics for Starting Out on Your Own

The Basics for Starting Out on Your OwnAs colleges prepare for graduation, thousands of people prepare to enter the workforce. There's a promise of paychecks and prosperity, but there's also the threat of dangerous levels of debt.


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Online Courses Save MoneyIt's always a good time to return college. College degrees offer a valuable edge on the career competition, and the options for attaining that degree are numerous. One of those options is online courses.


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Budgeting for Teaching SuppliesTeachers have many words that cause them to cringe; standardized tests, after school meetings, and budgets. While some are part of the job, there's a way to beat the last one.


Viewing the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Viewing the 2017 Solar EclipseOn August, 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the US, crossing the entire length of the country from coast to coast. Much of the country will have to travel to see totality and many are already making plans.


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Finding Accelerated Reader Quizzes?Where can I find AR quizzes?


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Name Ideas for a Personalized Christmas Ornament Business?I was creating a TREP$ project for school when I had realized that I still didn't have a name for it. I need one to get a good grade on it and I need it fast. My name is Joseph and I like flamingos, also this is an ornaments business.


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Slogan for After School Chess Program?I need a slogan for after school class. The name of the program is Chess Wizards.


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School Fundraiser Ideas?I'm in charge of making fundraisers for my school and I need ideas.


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Daughter Has Too Much Homework?I have a daughter who is in the 5th grade and is practically failing all her classes. This week was testing and so when she got home I asked "How was testing?" She said everything was going "fab" and she understood everything. Then I asked "Then can you get your grades up?". She sighed and said "No, my grades are low because I can't turn in my homework on time. She has 6 hours of homework.


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Statistics Homework Help?I am having trouble with statistics and need help. I would like to ask someone I know, but they are just as clueless as I am. If anyone can help, please dumb it down for me to understand. My stats teacher sent us this:


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