In a recent eBoard post, History Prep is Life Prep, we discussed the value of building an educational foundation in social studies. From politics, to economic and cultural topics, having a background in history will empower you to actively engage in historical literature and current events. Now more than ever, it’s important to stay informed.
The problem is, many students get frustrated when they encounter unfamiliar words or phrases while studying history. Boosting your social studies vocabulary will help alleviate this stress. By gaining a general knowledge of terms and topics, you’ll be better equipped to understand and critically think through social studies passages. This is a plus in both testing and your general education as a citizen.
You may have heard of unemployment, but are you familiar with the term, underemployment?
“Underemployment is the condition in which people in a labor force are employed at less than full-time or regular jobs or at jobs inadequate with respect to their training or economic needs.” – Merriam-Webster
Did you know that there are over 32 million Americans over the age of 18 who have yet to complete a high school education? What sets you apart from the masses, and puts you in a special group, is that word, “yet.” If you are here, following along on this eBoard, you are at minimum exploring the possibility of getting your high school equivalency (HSE) credential. You are hoping to turn that yet into a YES!
One big question students ask upon obtaining their high school equivalency credential, is, “What now?” They want to know what new job opportunities are in their grasp, now that they have hit this important milestone.
The path to getting your high school equivalency (HSE) credential can sometimes feel confusing and overwhelming. But as with most things in life, information and preparation can guide you through the maze of any process or procedure. Truth is, the steps to your credential may be much simpler than you think!
Success stories are powerful. They can engage, inspire, and provide a strong sense of human connectedness. They can help us reflect on our own struggles and remind us that there is hope for a better tomorrow.
The statistics don’t lie. Americans without a high school education are not only the lowest paid workers in the country, they also have the largest unemployment rate. Low pay and job uncertainty can make it nearly impossible for the average citizen to make ends meet.
Test anxiety is real. The fear of failure, running out of time, lack of confidence, and a general sense of panic can be paralyzing for some testers. This can cause a number of negative mental, emotional, and even physical side effects. But the good news is, there’s help to combat these obstacles. Here’s a quick list of go-to test anxiety remedies.
At some point, most of us have heard the old story of the tortoise and the hare. As the story goes, these two very different and uniquely gifted animals set off on a race. The hare, or the rabbit, full of confidence and speed, is the expected winner. But as the story unfolds, we discover the determination of the tortoise, or turtle, results in him becoming the ultimate champion. It’s where we get the phrase, “slow and steady wins the race.” There are several things we can learn from our old friend, the turtle in this classic story of a race well won.