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What is Your Student’s Spike in the College Application Essay?
A student with a “spike” in their application can set themselves apart. A spike is a concentrated interest of a student’s that they display to an admissions team. Spikes can be beneficial to the college application, particularly when shared in a compelling essay. Colleges are looking for students who will add value to their institution. Almost every student who applies to college has a wide array of extracurricular activities, but it’s what makes your student stand out that should be shared.
Teaching Your Student to Write Effectively
Developing good writing skills is critical for effective learning and will help students in all facets of school. From English papers to science labs, from history projects to college admissions essays—writing is a skill your child will use in many areas and subjects. What can you do to teach your child to write effectively for every subject? Here are several tips.
Three Places Your Child Will Need Writing Skills in Life (and Tips to Help Them Improve as a Writer)
If your child is not the strongest writer, you already know that school can be a challenge. Writing is a part of many classes and expected of all students—and teacher expectations only become higher with every grade. If your child needs convincing that writing is important, here are a few places they will use writing in their lives.
Seven Fun Ways to Help Your Kids Learn Over the Summer
Summer is around the corner, and we’re all dreaming of sun-filled days and time with family. this time is also a great way to help your kids with their academic success through fun and engaging learning activities. Here are a few examples for you.
Tips for Creating a Great Resume for College Applications
If your teen is starting to think about college, it’s also a good time to work on developing a resume.
Six Activities to Keep Your Child Learning this Summer
It’s summer break and children around the country are celebrating. While your child certainly deserves a break from the daily grind of homework and studying, it’s important to keep that brain active to avoid regression, the loss of academic skills that is so common over long breaks from school.
How to Help a Child Overcome a Poor Grade
At some point or another, every student brings home a poor grade on an assignment or a test, which can be a real blow to the self-esteem. It is understandably difficult to see your student struggling and feeling badly about school, but here are several things you can do to help your child overcome a bad grade or dip in school performance.
Teaching Children to Revise Their Written Work
As a student, part of the process of becoming a better writer is learning to revise one’s written work. Huntington encourages parents to work with their children on revising their written work—and to talk with them about what revising actually means.
Five Tips to Boost Your Child’s Nonfiction Writing Skills
Whether students grow up to become historians or business people, lawyers or teachers, the ability to write is critically important. “While there is great value in being able to craft a story, nonfiction writing is that practical skill that people will need throughout their entire lives,” says Co-Founder and CEO Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center. “We regularly remind our students at Huntington that one day, they will write memos and business proposals, emails and blog posts. It’s important that children hone their craft while they are students, because nonfiction writing is certain to be one of their most essential skills.”
7 Note-Taking Strategies for High School Students
A lot changes when students transition into high school and one skill that becomes more important than ever is that of note-taking. “In high school, students are expected to become proficient note-takers, and those notes will become essential study tools that they use to review material for quizzes and tests,” says Co-Founder Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center. “Note-taking should augment student learning and help students recall difficult concepts more easily and remember what teachers teach. Our goal when working with students is to share some of the basics that will help them retain what they learn and study smarter.”