Organizational skills for students




Is your child an organized student? Do you open their backpack or bookbag and find everything arranged neatly and all the papers kept nicely in a folder? Or does this sound more familiar, you open their backpack to find a history book, and you can’t find a history book (that was forgotten at school), but you do find last week’s lost homework, ripped and torn papers, a note from the teacher from 2 weeks ago and part of lunch they did not finish?

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Free college websites to know…

Get more information for yourself, your students or your child!  Financial aid resources!

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Some resources for college students

Resources for college students

100 words high school graduates should know….

Suffragist, quotidian, expurgate? These are just a few of the words high school students should know. If they’re foreign to you, time to bone up!

Now you can do that thanks to a book from the editors of the American Heritage® dictionaries who compiled a list of 100 words they recommend every high school graduate should know.

“The words we suggest,” says senior editor Steven Kleinedler, “are not meant to be exhaustive but are a benchmark against which graduates and their parents can measure themselves. If you are able to use these words correctly, you are likely to have a superior command of the language.”

What every graduate should know

Resume Tips for Recent College Graduates




A résumé’s job is to show you’re qualified for a position. Make yours work for you by emphasizing your relevant experience, formatting it correctly, and avoiding spelling mistakes.
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    • What you should include in your résumé.
    • How you should format your résumé.
    • What to avoid when writing a résumé.
    Resume Tips for Recent College Graduates

    Your résumé summarizes your skills, education, and experience relevant to the position you are seeking. Its job is to demonstrate to a potential employer that you are qualified for the position—and to convince them that you should be called in for an interview.

    What You Should Include

    • Your education: List your degree(s), concentration(s), GPA (if above 3.0), and any activities related to the position.
    • Related experience: Tailor your résumé so it highlights your experience that’s relevant to the job posting.
    • Related skills: For example, list finance software that you have used if the job calls for you to work with numbers.
    • Other relevant information: Some possible additional sections could include a summary of your qualifications, leadership or volunteer experience, and any related academic projects.

    How You Should Format Your Résumé

    • Limit your résumé to one page.
    • Use bold/italics/underline sparingly so what you do highlight has more impact.
    • Start with your most recent experience and work backward.
    • Use an easily read font style/size such as Times New Roman (no smaller than 11 pt.) or Arial (no smaller than 10 pt.).
    • Use your white space effectively—left and right margins should be no smaller than 0.7; top and bottom margins should be no smaller than 0.5.

    Résumé Dos

    • Put your most relevant skills and experience at the top where a potential employer will look first.
    • Include achievements and measurable outcomes.
    • Start each bullet with an action verb (i.e., analyzed, forecasted, budgeted).
    • Be concise and focused—make sure every word on your résumé counts.
    • Critique your résumé for style, impact, and spelling.
    • Consider including a link to your professional online profiles (i.e., LinkedIn, blogs, website)

    Résumé Don’ts

    • Don’t forget to ensure your résumé speak to the specific qualifications listed in the job posting.
    • Don’t have spelling or grammar mistakes.
    • Don’t use phrases such as “responsible for” or “my duties included.”
    • Don’t use personal pronouns such as “I” “my” “me.”
    • Don’t include personal information like marital status, ethnicity, or photos.

    Check out for a first-hand look at some recent college graduate résumé samples.

    Stay focused on your goal!

    You make a goal for yourself, whether it be educational, social or career wise.  Things happen bringing about obstacles.  You are either prepared for them or never prepared for them. Then you decide that you didn’t want to do that anyhow or perhaps you decide to continue but in a different direction. This is a good motto to stick by!


    Stick with the goal!