Parent Tips Archive


Author: | Categories: College Students, Parent Tips No comments
educate: from educare-to lead forth (Merriam Dictionary) What I love about the word “educare” is that it means “to lead forth” or “to bring out.” Since educare (education) is “bringing out something,” the obvious implication is that there is something already within that is worth being brought out… and

Christmas on a Budget

Christmas is just around the corner, but you are a poor student, and have a very limited budget for purchasing gifts for everyone you care about. Here are five ways that you can spend less money on Christmas gifts. 1. Thrift store The thrift store is a great place

Holiday Shopping on a Budget

With the holiday season in full effect, people are starting to shell out serious cash for gifts. Holiday shopping can be stressful and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. The following tips will help you save money (and your sanity) as you begin your holiday shopping:

How to Write an Impressive Cover Letter

If you’re like how I used to be, you think that cover letters are optional and aren’t a big deal—all you need is a strong resume, right? Not really. Cover letters are just as important as resumes, and should be included with every resume that you send to an

Ace the SAT with These 5 Tips

October 1st marks the next SAT test date. SAT scores are one of many important deciding factors colleges use in their admissions process, so it’s important that you take advantage of all of the opportunities available to do well on such an important test. The following are things you

Five Things to Consider Before You Commit to a College

When it comes to college, one size does not fit all. It’s important that you are satisfied with the college you choose to attend; after all, you’re spending or borrowing money to pay for your education, which isn’t cheap. Of course there is always the option to transfer schools,

Essay Type Questions Vs. Multiple Choice Questions

First of all, consider all situations of asking questions, whether in class rooms or chatting with friends, let’s ask questions to our selves “why are we asking questions?” The best and simple answer will be to get some kind of information, but what is the best way to get

IQ Test – What is it and How it’s Used?

Author: | Categories: Fun Stuff, Parent Tips, Student Tips No comments
The IQ test is the common name for Intelligence Quotient. An IQ test is a way to measure the relative intelligence of a person, but the answers derived from an IQ test aren’t based on the amount of knowledge a person has. To fully understand how an IQ test

Want a Job? 6 Things Not to Put in a Resume

By the time you finish reading this paragraph, a recruiter has completely reviewed a resume. This means that in most cases, your resume is reviewed for a mere 30 seconds—not a lot of time for someone to realize how great you are, huh? This is why it’s important for

Calling All Freshmen: Quick Tips for a Successful Year

Author: | Categories: Parent Tips, Student Tips No comments
Whether you’re a freshman in high school or a freshman in college, starting a new year at a new school can be intimidating. No need to worry, though. Here are some tips that will allow any new kid on the block to feel at home in no time. Be
Where do you want us to send your college packing list?
Our college packing list includes 400+ items which are categorized into must have and optional items for your needs.
  We hate spam and never share your details.