Happy New Year, everyone! 2020 was a year of turbulence and uncertainty; however, it was also a year that taught us the importance of staying strong, being thankful, and remaining optimistic. With the new year comes a wealth of opportunities to start anew. It is, therefore, the perfect time to set new goals that you … Continue reading New Year, New Goals
The holidays are fast approaching and though you might still have homework or assignments to do, reading a good book (or two) over the break can help you unwind and stay inspired. Many books nowadays talk about the various challenges a person might face during their years in school. These types of books can be … Continue reading Recommended Books about School Life
We’re nearing the end of November, and if you’re like most grade 12 students in Ontario, you have already applied or are in the process of attending virtual events and tours with your prospective colleges or universities. Since January is the deadline for post-secondary applications, it’s important to think about your choices and weigh out … Continue reading Factors to Consider When Applying to College or University
Whether you’re studying for a test or simply want to improve your study skills, it’s important to remember to study smarter, not harder. All of the effort you put into studying will be wasted if you don’t have effective strategies in place. Below are some dependable strategies used by students of all ages. Once you … Continue reading Effective Study Habits and Techniques
For many students, a chunk of their time is going to be spent reading books, articles, textbooks, and other forms of literature. If you’re a student who struggles with reading 50 pages in one sitting, you might find it difficult to retain much of the information you’ve read. As a result, you might feel underprepared in class discussions and in writing tests. However, what can appear impossible to do becomes possible with organization, strategy, and a lot of patience.
As we are in the middle of October, I would like to shift our attention to Wellness Month. With technology all around us, and our devices constantly reminding us to check out the latest social media post or the next school assignment, Wellness Month reminds us to take care of ourselves both emotionally and physically. Especially during times of overwhelm and uncertainty, remember that there are a lot of ways you can take care of your physical and mental health.