The Top 5 Student Resolutions

Winter break is over, and we’re all returning to work or school with freshly-packed lunches, shiny new gym memberships, and promises to do all sorts of things—from volunteering to losing weight or saving money. Students may be making their own resolutions, and wants to help!

Here are the top resolutions students are making to start 2010 off right:

Get an A+ in (Insert Subject Here)

Is this the semester you’re going to ace that tough subject? Are you determined to get the best grade possible? The best ways to get ahead are to study, ask for help when you’re unclear, and communicate with your teacher. And of course, our tutors are here to help!

Get assignments in, on time

Getting organized, making schedules, and managing your time aren’t easy. Here are some resources we think will help you get your homework and reports done ahead of time.

Managing your Study Time
Keeping Track of Your Work
Taking Notes on Reading Assignments

Pay Attention in Class

We know it’s not always easy to focus on algebraic equations when you would rather be hanging out with your friends or still in bed. But we promise—for many students, just the act of taking notes helps retention and makes it a lot easier to study.

Taking Notes in Class
Good Listening in Class
Note Taking Strategies

Create a killer college application

Your college application is the first thing admissions offices see, and you want to make sure it stands out. Whether you’re a freshman or in the middle of your senior year, there’s always something you can do to improve your app and help yourself get into the college of your dreams. You can:

Join a club (or become an officer of your club or organization)
Try out for the team
Learn an instrument
Improve your grades
Write a compelling entrance essay
Get recommendations from your teachers and advisors

Spend less time on Facebook

Studies have shown that multitasking isn’t good for you and all that time on Facebook and texting can really be a brain drain. Some teens have even gotten together and put weekly or long-term bans on Facebook. Try focusing on just one thing at a time—you may find it helps.

What’s your New Year’s resolution?


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