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  1. Why Should Students Read for 20 Minutes a Day?
    15 Feb, 2018
    Why Should Students Read for 20 Minutes a Day?
    Importance of Reading at Home Reading at home is very crucial.  Especially for vocabulary.  As a classroom teacher, my only homework assignment is for my students to read 30 minutes each day. There is a study by Nagy & Herman (1987) that shows the significance of reading 20 minutes a day.  Student X reads 20 minutes a day; student Y, 5 minutes a day.  Student X is exposed to 1.8 million words throughout a school year, while student Y is only exposed to 282,000 new words.  This is a huge
  2. My Journey to Entrepreneurship:  My Personal Story
    18 Jan, 2018
    My Journey to Entrepreneurship: My Personal Story
    In this post, I'll be discussing my journey to becoming an entrepreneur.  It'll highlight some of my experiences along the way that have lead me to want to own my own business. As a kid, I watched my grandmother work in her home business "Barbara's Rings and Things."  Watching her work from home put this vision in my head that I always wanted to work from home.  However, I took the traditional college route and eventually got a job.  When she passed away in March 2018, I knew I had to start my
  3. Financial Aid Awareness- Pt. 2-- CSS Profile
    11 Jan, 2018
    Financial Aid Awareness- Pt. 2-- CSS Profile
    In this post, you’ll learn about a different form of financial aid application- the CSS Profile.  If you'd like to learn about the FAFSA, check out our entry on FAFSA here. Schools That Use CSS Profile The CSS Profile is used mostly by private universities.  Some schools here in Texas that use the CSS profile are Rice U, Texas Christian U, and Trinity U.  For a full list of schools that accept the CSS profile, refer to the College Board’s website here.  As a college adviser, I rarely had
  4. Financial Aid Awareness- Pt. 1-- FAFSA
    04 Jan, 2018
    Financial Aid Awareness- Pt. 1-- FAFSA
    In this post, you will learn a few tips that will help you with the financial aid process. Materials Needed First you will need the following items to apply for the FAFSA: -W2s or Tax Returns Before applying the FAFSA make sure that you have your W2 forms from the previous tax year or paycheck stubs to estimate your income.  Note: If submitting your estimated income, you may be required to re-submit the FAFSA with your actual income once you receive your W2s. -Internet Access -List of Schools

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