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Many colleges and universities require a college admission essay as part of their admission application. Writing this essay is an opportunity for you to stand out among the applicants and to prove you're a deserving candidate. Here are some things you should keep in mind as you write your essay.    
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Using Reference Sources

   
As you go through school, you will need to use reference sources to find information about topics, locate facts, and answer questions. Five types of reference sources you should use are a dictionary, a thesaurus, an encyclopedia, an almanac, and an atlas. Each type is available in print, on CD-ROMs, and on the Internet. Read on to learn about each of the five types of reference sources.  
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Free teaching tip There are times when students should be criticized for poor work or misbehavior. But your criticism should be constructive. Constructive criticism can turn ... Another free teaching tip Helping students understand geometry concepts should begin well before geometry is studied as a subject. The following ideas for teaching geometry concepts can be used beginning with the upper elementary grades. ...  
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Free Study Tip Go into a quiet area every day and review all your homework before you put away your stuff and get ready for tomorrow. Another great tip is to make a list called a "Check It" on which you write all of the things you need to have before your day and after your day.
 
submitted by Jessica Becerra
Student, 7th Grade
Bell Gardens, California, USA
 
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Another free Study Tip Record yourself reading the notes that are needed for the test or quiz and relisten to it over and over again.
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Student, 9th Grade
Tenafly, New Jersey, USA
 
A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors I'm a big fan of sticky notes. I use them when I read my textbooks. When I read something that is especially important, I put a sticky alongside it with a *. If there's something I need to ask my teacher about, I use a sticky with a ?.
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Student, HS senior
Helena, Montana, USA
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