All Your Teen Needs to Know to Snag (a lot of) Scholarship Money

All Your Teen Needs to Know to Snag (a lot of) Scholarship Money

Did you know that there are literally billions of dollars in scholarship or grant money available each year available to ALL types of students? What must be noted is that the search process to access these cannot be hit-or-miss. It needs to be taken seriously as time and effort must be put in to the searches and doing what's necessary to apply. Rarely does one scholarship cover even a single year, so that's why students must be aware of the need to apply for multiple scholarships. It is recommended by Kim Stezala, Scholarships 101: The Real-World Guide to Getting Cash for College to go on no more two sites to start, then expand if you're not successful finding what you need. Here are some of the sites she recommends: Scholarships.com is one of the best known and is reported to have tracked $19 billion in scholarships. After you complete a profile, the site will filter your criteria to generate a list. It's about...
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How to Craft the ACT Essay

How to Craft the ACT Essay

The 40-minute essay format demands persuasion and analysis. Students are provided with three perspectives on a topic and asked to "evaluate and analyze" the perspectives, "state and develop" your own perspective, and to then "explain the relationship" between the 3 perspectives and their own. Here's a sample from ACT.org Intelligent Machines Many of the goods and services we depend on daily are now supplied by intelligent, automated machines rather than human beings. Robots build cars and other goods on assembly lines, where once there were human workers. Many of our phone conversations are now conducted not with people but with sophisticated technologies. We can now buy goods at a variety of stores without the help of a human cashier. Automation is generally seen as a sign of progress, but what is lost when we replace humans with machines? Given the accelerating variety and prevalence of intelligent machines, it is worth examining the implications and meaning of their presence in our lives. Perspective One: What we...
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