Cheating Classmates: Tell or Don’t Tell?

The other day, one of my best friends called me and updated me on her most recent final exams. She told me how well she did, and how she had been applying the tips and tricks she learned to play her “A” Game. She was so excited that she now believes she will be getting…

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7.25 Simple Ways to Prepare for School Exams, Tests, and Quizzes

Have you ever been stuck when studying for those big tests? Have you had challenges preparing for the weekly quiz? Don’t know where to start, or how to go about preparing for those final exams? Here are some simple ways to be better prepared on school tests, exams, and quizzes. 1. Ask the Instructor. When…

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Does Your Posse Suck?

It is with great pleasure to see this new month of December in the year of 2008. There has been great successes and only a few minor setbacks. All in all, this year has been the best of its kind. I often wonder, what I can do every month to improve the livelihood and quality…

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Right or Wrong College Major? Is it Time to Change [Video]

Right or Wrong College Major? 5 Signs its Time to Change from Kantis Simmons on Vimeo.  (if you can’t see above video) Ever considered that your current academic performance is linked to your current college major? Ever considered that your current major will not lead you to a career that you are passionate about? Ever…

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How to Prepare for School Tests And College Exams – Academic Survival Skill #7

Taking test, preparing for exams, studying for midterms, and studying for final exams traditioanlly give students challenges. With so many things taking place before test time, there seems to be a rush of adrenaline to the mind containing fear, stress, overload and anxiety. I have experienced these same symptoms before test time, until I learned…

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Perfect Your Daily Study Strategy – Academic Survival Skill #6

Every Sunday in the fall I normally do two things – go to church and watch NFL Football. One thing that is apparent about every football game is that both teams come with a STRATEGY to beat their opponent.The determination of the winner is based solely on who carried out their strategy with the least…

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How to Become a Better Reader – Academic Survival Skill #5

Ever heard the powerful phrase…”Readers are Leaders and Leaders are Readers?” What about the one … “Rich People Read books, and Poor People Watch TV ?” Well whatever you have heard about reading, one thing is for sure; People who read well are more likely to do well academically. I remember growing up as a…

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Interview with Justin Driscoll – How to Land that Dream Career After College

In this business of professional speaking, I get the “perks” of meeting some awesome people. I meet some of the best students, teachers, administrators and other professionals who have similar passion as mine. A few years back, I met a guy name Justin Driscoll who is  the expert on deciding on a career and locating a career after college. Justin…

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Budgeting Your Time as a Student – Academic Survival Skill #4

Managing time, budgeting time, and utilizing the 24 hours accurately is a mandatory skill to develop if youwant to succeed academically and beyond. In the 4th part of our Academic Survival Skill Series we will look at time management – how successful studying starts with budgeting your time. Recently, I was speaking to a friend…

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Who Says Class Participation is Not Cool? Academic Survival Skill #3

Have you ever been called or known as the “teacher’s pet” ? Or accused of “brown nosing” the teacher ? What about “kissing up“? How about trying to “Suck up” or  “Get In good” with your professor or teacher? Don’t confuse these terms with someone who accurately participates in class for the purpose of improving…

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Academic Success Starts with Parents – LIFE Coaches

As I have traveled the country to various colleges, high schools and elementary schools I look for a few things. I first of all check out the architecture of the building I am going to, secondly I notice if the people are moving around slowly or swiftly; and lastly I observe the leadership and if…

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