Getting into the College/University of your choice.

School., Tips.

School is starting back up and I know there are many people who are in high school and are most likely going to go to college/university. Hopefully, this helps you guys out a bit and if you know anyone in high school, share it with them so they can benefit.
These tips will not ensure you get accepted into your dream school though, it will just help you out and increase your chances of being accepted!

So let’s get started:

  1. Take the right classes.
    1. You may not think that this is a big part of the college acceptance process, but it is! Taking the right courses definitely plays a role in what the college thinks of you.
      1. You want to challenge yourself by taking higher level courses. Colleges like seeing the strength in your schedule so take AP/IB/Honor/Dual Credit (if don’t know the difference comment below and I will explain) courses when you can! However, if you really are struggling in those classes it’s okay to drop as long as your still in the first quarter of the class. (It has to be then because then it will not show up on your college transcript). Also, these classes are worth more then Pre-AP/normal classes and have a heavier weight into your GPA, meaning they can boost it.
        1. In addition, take classes in high school that may reflect what you want to do later in life. For example, if you want to be something with a science major, then take a lot of science classes and try taking them at a higher level and take them seriously, they’re going to look at your grades!
          1. IF YOU CAN TAKE DUAL CREDIT COURSES, TAKE AS MANY AS YOU CAN.
            1. (I’m going to pick random Universities from Texas) Take your required Dual Credit courses then try to take courses that are mostly degree based.
              1. Decide what your top 3 colleges are and if you can narrow down to one.
              2. Go to the schools website and look up the majors offered and what you want to take from there
              3. THEN LOOK UP something like “Unt Business management degree plan” or “UNT business management 4-year plan” and they give you a bunch of courses.
              4. The first two years can usually be taken at a community college so look at what’s transferable and try to take a bunch of courses from the first two years this year 🙂
                1. You should get something like this or this, NOT this.
                2. OR LOOK UP “UNT TRANSFER GUIDE” and you’ll see all the options here.
                  1. You’ll see the courses you can take at a community college, BUT not all universities accept all courses. Look up “UTA COURSE EQUIVALENCY” or whatever and you’ll get something like this.
  2. Be Active!
    1. This doesn’t only apply to sports. Be active within your community and school! Try to partake in as many clubs that interest you and volunteer whenever you get the chance. The one thing that all colleges are interested in is how involved in school and the community were you. Holistic students have a higher chance of getting accepted into universities than those who only have good test scores or a 4.0 GPA.
    2. Try joining things like sports teams, your Student Council, Yearbook, etc. because they would look great on your application.
    3. VOLUNTEER. I recommend you volunteer at a place that is in a similar field to what you want to be (like hospitals if you wanna be a doctor etc) but honestly you can volunteer anywhere. [Humanitarian things look the best like picking up trash, working at schools, hospitals, soup kitchens, shelters etc)
  3. Show Interest in the School.
    1. Go on college tours around the schools that you are applying to. When you register to go on the college tour, the name gets stored in their system so when you do apply they will check and see that you’ve shown interest so that’s some bonus points for you 🙂
    2. The same goes to visiting their tables at college fairs that your school may hold or when the admission officers visit.
    3. As soon as you send in your application, send an email to the admissions officer at that school and schedule an interview. This is a BIG deal so be professional about it and go in as if you were going to a job interview.
      1. Try not to stumble over your words and be mature and use some big words here in there. In the right context of course!
      2. Also, try to look up questions they ask at college interviews.
      3. Knowing some information about the school might get you some extra points.
  4. Applying early.
    1. Apply as early as you can. Early action/decisions are a great way to show the school you are interested plus you get a faster response.
      1. There’s a catch though, Early Decision applications binding meaning if you get into that school, YOU MUST GO! So I suggest applying Early Action if you’ve figured out your number one choice.
      2. If the school has “Rolling Admissions” I would suggest applying ASAP so your application is right at the top and it shows the admissions office that you are dedicated and want to go to that school.

That’s really all I have for now.
If you don’t get in, DO NOT WORRY. Don’t worry if you haven’t got the results you were hoping for. Don’t worry if you haven’t got into your chosen University. The important thing is that you understand that your life is not ruled by results, grades and education. If your dream job requires diplomas, degrees and such, then go and try again! Don’t give up chasing your dream.

If i think of anything else, I will be sure to add it!

I hope these helped. Feel free to leave any questions or requests below 🙂

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Having a class with someone you dislike.

Etc., Lifestyle., School., Tips.

The feeling of disliking someone to the point where you get annoyed even when they cough. Have a person like that in class? Well here’s a few tips for you: (this was requested btw)

  • Stay calm

    The moment you walk into your class and spy the irritating being just try to keep calm. Don’t reveal your annoyance/dislike outwardly (basically don’t go up to them and say “ew” or anything like that).

  • They don’t exist

    Pretend they don’t exist. In your mind let yourself believe they aren’t even in the class with you. Keep yourself from making eye contact or any contact with them and this could be very easy.

  • Be civil

    If you must come in contact with them, be civil. Speak to them politely and straightforwardly. Try not to say anything too personal to them. If they do speak to you try to make the conversation as pleasant as it can be.

  • Working with them

    Sometimes in classes you’re going to have to work with people you dislike, it’s a part of life. Again- just try to be civil. Try your best to remain on topic and not have any conversations that aren’t about the assignment/project. However, if it gets to a point that you just cannot deal with them ask your teacher (politely) for a new partner.

  • Both don’t like each other

    If it’s a mutual dislike for each other there shouldn’t be much of an issue of seeing around them. Keep yourself distanced from them and I’m sure they’ll do the same. Don’t get in each other’s way basically.

  • Avoid

    Avoid the person by surrounding yourself with people you do like in the class. Keep yourself in a small friend group that’s away from them. If you share a friend group, don’t completely ignore them. Be POLITE. But if you can, try to keep talking to at least one person in the group.

In the end try not to get into fights and just try to find good things about the person/people because you don’t need negativity in your life, it’ll just fill you with anxiety so just let it goooooo, let it gooo.

Haha sorry.

Hope things work out,

Studying online ♥

School., Tips.

Hey guys. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who uses the Internet to study and sometimes its pretty hard to find a good link. I’m here to make your life easier 😀

MATH
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YAY MATH (just helpful videos)
http://yaymath.org/video.html

AlgebraHelp (has calculators if you need them)
http://www.algebrahelp.com/

PurpleMath
http://www.purplemath.com/modules/index.htm

YourTeacher Math Help
http://www.yourteacher.com/

Mathway (Calculator)
http://www.mathway.com

AAAMath
http://www.aaaknow.com/

Math
http://www.math.com

Math Is Fun
http://www.mathsisfun.com

ENGLISH
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ChompChomp
http://www.chompchomp.com/terms.htm

OWL Purdue
http://owl.english.purdue.edu

English Grammar
http://englishgrammar101.com/

Grammar Monster
http://www.grammar-monster.com

English Forums
http://www.englishforums.com

 

HISTORY
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Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

History.com
http://www.history.com/

 

MOST SUBJECTS 
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Fact Monster
http://www.factmonster.com/homework/

Khan Academy
http://www.khanacademy.org/

Homework Spot
http://www.homeworkspot.com

Quizlet
http://quizlet.com

Cramster
http://www.cramster.com

Hippo Campus
http://www.hippocampus.org

Spark Notes
http://www.sparknotes.com/

Crash Course
https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse

 

That’s all I have for now i’ll update this if i find any more. 🙂

Comment below if you know about any more.

Good luck,

Essential School Supplies

School., Tips.

Here are just a few supplies everyone needs regardless of what grade:

(&& Here is my tip on the best places to buy school supplies)

WRITING:

– Mechanical Pencils (I prefer these since you do not have to get up to sharpen them, but regular are fine. Try to get .O7 since if you run out of lead most people use these)

– .O7 mm lead (for your pencils)

– Extra erasers

– Blue, Red & Black pens

– Highlighters

– Colored pens
PAPER PRODUCTS:

– 4 packs of loose leaf paper (college ruled is better if you write small, wide ruled if bigger. 4 packs can last me a semester).

– 4-5+ spirals

– Several plastic folders (sturdier than paper and will last longer)

– Dividers for a binder

– 1 binder (I usually carry around one 1.5 inch binder all day and then get folders for my different classes, but every teacher is different.)
OTHER:

– Calculator (get one according to what your math teacher says. Before Algebra I, get a 4 function one, for Algebra I / Geometry you need a scientific one, and for Algebra II on you need a graphing calculator)

– Sticky notes

– Index cards

– White out

– Backpack

– A pencil box or pouch

– A planner,  this is VERY IMPORTANT. I know they can be pricey but I’m telling you, they’re worth it.

So I hope this helps! This is right off the top of my head so I think I didn’t miss anything… anyways, have fun school supply shopping!

Love,

Best places to buy back-to-school supplies.

School.

I don’t know about you but I for one get really excited for back-to-school shopping. The thing about back-to-school shopping is that you have to go to SO MANY STORES && it get’s really annoying. Unless you want to go out to get school supplies all on one day and pay $267 for school supplies which I’m sure no one wants to do, you should look for sales and be a smart shopper 😉

Here are some great places to look (In order of the ones that have the most sales):

Make sure to look at the weekly ads every Saturday or Sunday and write down what is on sale and what you want to buy from each store, each week.

Hope this somehow helped 🙂

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