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  • Are computers in the classroom overrated?

    Why would Silicon Valley executives, who are at the forefront of disseminating digital technology to the world decide to take their children to schools where computers are not allowed? The Chief Technology Officer of eBay, as well as many prominent hitters in tech, believe that computers inhibit the...
  • The imperative of parental participation in education

    Growing up, our parents were the first teachers in our lives. Some of us learned to read and write under the tutelage of our parents, and we also learned by watching our parents engage in social activities. But the roles of our parents in our education begins to change when we reach school age. They...
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  • Seven skills every student should learn

    Gone are the days when students would depend strictly on what they learn within the four walls of the school. The world is growing digital and heading towards significant technological changes. Do we have to stay less relevant? No, there’s the need for every student to learn and master some sk...
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  • 5 amazing exam preparation tips

    If you’re a serious student, you can attest that examination period is indeed a stressful time that requires you to work harder to achieve good grades. Every student is expected to study and pass every course with flying colours. Get this; the secret of examination success lies in knowing the ...
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  • 7 simple tips to improve your academic writing skills

    As students make a transition from high school to college, semesters and academic years tend to end with academic papers. It is not uncommon for writers to confuse academic writing with casual writing – there is, however, a vast difference. If you grasp the difference between formal and inform...
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  • 5 essential principles to achieve academic excellence

    Excellence connotes the quality of being very good, exceptional and distinguished. It is usually evident in the quality of thoughts and results an individual achieves. For students, this is the Holy Grail. As contained in the California State University student brochure, academic excellence is the d...
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  • Some strategies to becoming an effective speaker

    Oratory skills are skills that are inbuilt into people naturally. In sporadic cases, it develops with external influences. However, this skill is still something that is very powerful and influencing. Oration is a becoming a whole new line of competition, and new speakers are emerging every day that...
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  • How to stop students from harassing teachers

    An unwanted behaviour including nonverbal, verbal, written, graphic, sexual, or physical nature that is directed at an individual or group by race, sex, or national origin is termed harassment. But harassment is not about all about gender, race, color, or ethnicity but it is about bullying, misuse o...
  • 7 ways of coping with a bad roommate

    Sharing space with a bad roommate is a disaster that many would like to do whatsoever it takes to prevent such from happening, or from having a repeat experience. Nevertheless, having a lousy roommate shouldn’t make anyone feel depressed. It shouldn’t lead to another detrimental effect o...
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  • Five strategies for adapting to college life

    College indeed marks a transitory phase in one’s life. Once you head off to the college, you’re made to face many life experiences and of course, free from the ever-watching eyes of your parents, and hence you’re expected to do things on your own without waiting for anyone to remin...
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