GMAT Resources You Can Find At School

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You can prepare for the GMAT even at the high school level!

Due to ever-increasing competition in the world of education and in the corporate sector, students often start thinking about their career and future plans right from their middle and high school years. This has proven to be no different for those who wish to pursue a career in business management. Since the GMAT is a mandatory standardized test required to be taken by students prior to their admission into graduate level management courses, students should start using resources to get prepared for this test while they are still in high school. If you’re in need of a tutor for the GMAT or perhaps the SAT, HeyKiki is the place for you.

Students may explore various resources such as online blogs, forums, student communities on social media networking websites, and online practice materials for the GMAT. Students may take help from these online tools to begin to understand the important guidelines and to start studying content/material for the actual test.

Apart from this, students may even take help from tutors organizing after-school tutoring sessions specifically for students looking toward admission into business school. Various books in school libraries, articles in school magazines and even what’s taught in class may help high school students to feel comfortable with the material of the GMAT test. According to U.S. News and World Report’s 6 Tips for GMAT Success, most of the math covered on the GMAT is actually what students learn in high school – topics like algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and statistics.

Most schools also host seminars, webinars, fairs, and more to guide students through their future career choices, and these may also help students to a great extent in preparing for the GMAT as well.

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Tips for Reading Shakespeare in the Classroom

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Group reading helps in effective understanding of Shakespeare!

Almost all people know who Shakespeare is and many also know about his passion for writing. There are numbers of great plays, poems, and other literary works composed by this great writer. What is more interesting about his writings is to understand the depth of them. Shakespearean plays are an important part of academic curriculum at the high school and college level,  but they can prove quite difficult. If you’re looking for an English tutor to sharpen your reading or writing skills, we’ve got you covered at HeyKiki.

Let us now consider how to read Shakespeare in the classroom so that it is comprehensible for everyone involved.

The foremost thing to keep in mind while reading Shakespeare in the classroom is to read it clearly and slowly so that everyone may be able to understand each and every word read by you. Most phrases used by Shakespeare in his works have a deep meaning associated with them. To understand his plays or any other works, it is quite important to take time to consider these meanings.

To make clear the entire work, it is best to assign different characters present in the play to various students. It will help in having a clearer picture or image of the entire work to the students.

Facial expressions and body language may also be used by the readers, so as to make the reading almost close to acting it out, as it was intended.

Once the entire work of Shakespeare has been read, it may be helpful to read summaries or modern-day translations to yield a more in-depth understanding and clear up any points students were confused on or missed during the original reading.

 Many students and teachers alike are questioning the necessity of teaching Shakespeare. Students often find it hard to understand and think that they can’t possibly relate to it because it’s so old. However, Valerie Strauss makes a good point in her thoughts on Shakespeare in the Washington Post. She notes that although life in Shakespearean times was very different from life today, young people still struggle with the same issues of love, jealously, rage, heartbreak, madness, discrimination, passion, etc. Therefore, as she argues, it would be ridiculous to dismiss Shakespeare on the grounds of irrelevancy.

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Best Books to Help You Fall Asleep

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Can’t fall asleep? A book should do the trick!

Sleep is your body’s way of recharging itself. Your body is in physiological heaven when you sleep, replenishing and rejuvenating itself for the work up ahead. The effects of a lack of good night’s sleep will be clearly visible on your face the next day. With an increasing number of people suffering from insomnia, several treatments have been suggested over the past several decades. These have been both chemical and psychological, and the long term effects are rather dubious. What if we told you that there was a simple, safe and non-intrusive way of curing sleeplessness? Reading! If you’re in need of a reading or grammar tutor, check out what we have to offer at HeyKiki!

Here are some book categories that’ll make you doze off instantly:

The abstruse books: These are the books that you have a hard time comprehending even when you are wide awake. Pick up a copy of your old Mathematics for Advanced Learners or Quantum Physics for Science Majors and feel yourself gently drifting off to la-la land in no time. When in doubt, pick up the most unimaginatively named book in the shelf and nine times out of ten, it will be the most cryptic book in the lot.

The sibylline books: Who knew that reading about the answers to the mysteries of life (or lack thereof) could be so relaxing that it automatically brings your metabolic rate down? The next time you find yourself too wound up to fall asleep, try reading that fat leather bound philosophical volume that has been gathering dust for a while now.

The classical books: No, we are not talking about The Scarlet Pimpernel or Great Expectations; not even about the plays of Shakespeare. Think Chaucer and his Canterbury Tales, and you will be magically transported to a place where people used words like ‘chivalrie’ and ‘worthynesse’ in the normal course of a conversation.

It’s important to note, however, that you should always choose a hard, physical copy of a book if you’re trying to fall asleep. Studies have consistently shown that reading off digital screens before going to bed actually makes it harder to fall asleep. A Business Insider article explains that the specific wavelengths of the screen mess with your circadian rhythms, which are essential for sleep. Using laptops, smartphones, iPads, and the likes right before bed has also been shown to make you less alert the next day. So, put the cell phone down and pick up that old dusty book.

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The Hardest Questions on the SAT Reading Comprehension Section

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Be wise in managing your time and getting the true essence of the passage!

The hardest section that any SAT test taker has to face is undoubtedly the Reading Comprehension Section. For a single passage, you will encounter nearly ten to fifteen questions written so that if you understand the bottom line of the passage, you should be able to get all the questions right. It seems simple, but proves extremely difficult for many students. If you are about to take the SAT or perhaps the ACT, HeyKiki has tutors ready to help you prepare.

So, if you are about to take up a comprehension passage, these tips should help you face the toughest questions with less anxiety. The first enemy that augments the already difficult passage is the so-often-experienced panic mode. Sometimes, all it takes to break a student down is to read the first few lines of the passage. What happens is they realize that the topic is of no interest and understanding to them, and the feeling that they are going to fail the entire test rushes over them.

Never let the negative thoughts eat you up! Instead, stay calm and give the passage your undivided attention. Do not try too hard to read in between lines – you just need to get the core idea. Secondly, do not jump to conclusions. The difficult vocabulary and the dense writing in the passage might lead you into false assumptions. Do not fall prey! Sometimes, reading the questions below the passage ahead of time might help you in getting the gist of the passage. If you have multiple passages to answer, and find one of them easier, go for it first and then come back to the difficult ones. In Bloomberg Business’ article for attacking the SAT reading section, they highlight the fact that you cannot treat these passages like you would in your high school english class. You cannot make assumptions and try to stretch the theories and possibilities. On the SAT, there is one right answer and only one. Each correct answer will have strong and blatant evidence in the passage as to why it’s right.

On the whole, SAT Reading Comprehension Section is tough, but manageable!

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Three Tips for Kids who Hate Math

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A gentle push here and a firm nudge there can goad your kid into liking math

It might be the stuff of nightmares that keep you up at night, but shutting yourself away from math is simply not practical. You might be an aspiring artist but at the end of the day, you still have to count the number of painted canvases to show the fruits of your hard  work. If you need help with math subjects like Algebra 2 and Geometry, HeyKiki has a catalogue of tutors ready to meet your needs.

Here are a few tips to help you deal with kids who hate math and make them understand that math is not the monster it is made out to be.

● Let your kid learn from you. If you hated math as a kid, there is a huge chance of you unintentionally influencing your kid. Children learn a lot from what you say and telling them that you hate math might lead them to think that it is normal to dislike math. Be a math role model to your kid (or get him one). Talk to kids about great mathematicians and the part they played in improving the world through math. Or, tell them stories about a time you solved a complicated math problem and how good it made you feel.

● Understand their fear to overcome it. In most cases, the fear of math is a result of a simple misunderstanding. This can be easily rectified by explaining the point of contention in a different light.

● Make it fun. Math need not always be drab and dreary. Though there are parts of math that are complex, most of the basic underlying concepts are simple and can be made enjoyable by employing creative ways to teach them. There are many simple and subtle ways to get your child used to the idea of math. A Business Insider article entitled “13 Things That You Can Do To Make Your Child A Genius At Math” gives you the secret of some of these methods. They including encouraging your child to play certain board and card games, buying them legos, signing them up for music lessons, and much more.

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