Recent Posts by Randi Riggs
Did you make a New Year’s resolution to do more charity work? To donate to worthy causes? How about to make a difference? If you are looking to do something good this year, think about donating to a college scholarship foundation in your community.
It is that time of year - students are getting their acceptance letters and scholarships are in high demand. Scholarship foundations are accepting donations and trying to find ways to give scholarships to as many students as possible.
But, as we all know, this economy is tough. More and more students need financial assistance to attend college,...
We often hear about the importance of reading with your young children at home, but rarely do we hear people advising to write with your children at home.
Research proves, though, that reading and writing go hand-in-hand, and a child’s reading comprehension greatly improves as his or her writing improves.
A report by the Carnegie Corporation in New York, published by the Alliance For Excellent Education, found that simply increasing the amount of writing that students do will, in fact, improve their reading comprehension.
Now hopefully your child is receiving a good amount of writing...
Now that the school year is in full swing, high school seniors are getting a jump on college applications and juniors are starting to seriously think about which colleges they may want to apply to.
Here are three important tips to consider when college is around the corner:
1. Set foot on campus
My twelfth-grade AP English teacher gave all of her students this piece of advice for selecting a college: always, always go to the colleges you are seriously considering attending. Take a trip, do a campus tour, try to get a feel for the atmosphere. Remember, you will be spending a lot of time there...