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High School Students
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Mathematical Ability: It’s in Your Control

If you are looking for a sure-fire way to increase your chances of academic and career success, taking more math than is required, at every level, starting in high school, should be your number one strategy. Taking more than the minimum math requirements for admission … Read more

High School Students
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To Acquire Valuable Transferable Skills in High School, Avoid the Bin Mentality

As a student, it may seem logical to assume that careers follow in a linear fashion from high school subject bins. Unfortunately, this kind of thinking can lead to an emphasis on specialist knowledge at the expense of transferable skills – for example, “I don’t … Read more

University Students
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A Strategic Approach to Undergraduate Electives in STEM

It’s easy to get the wrong idea about undergraduate electives. By definition, an elective is non-compulsory. You may choose to take it, or not. Requiring a course seems to confer value. If a course is an elective, there is no explicit suggestion that there might … Read more