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Youth Sports Issues

More than 40 million American children are involved in competitive sports, a major increase over just ten years ago. Youth soccer is one of the most popular, but young people also flock to Little League baseball and Pop Warner football leagues, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, skateboarding, snowboarding and mountain biking, cheerleading, and many other activities. Equipment …

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Vocational and Correspondence Schools

People wanting to learn a new job skill can attend one of the private schools that operate on a for-profit basis teaching subjects in demand. Trade schools teach practical subjects like computer repair, electronics, auto repair and refrigeration technology. Business schools (not to be confused with academic schools of business administration) teach bookkeeping, typing, stenography …

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Transferring

Transferring from one college to another is a fairly simple process, provided all deadlines are met. In all college transfer situations, the new school might not accept some of the coursework done at the previous school. It is wise to check carefully with each particular school as to what courses they will accept for credit. …

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Teen Self Esteem

This section was contributed by Jay LaRico at HeyUGLY.orgLow self-esteem is a critical issue facing teens in America. It has been proven that low self-esteem affects learning and can lead to such problems as delinquency, unhealthy relationships, eating disorders, drugs and suicide. Some facts: Eating Disorders: In the United States, the National Eating Disorders Association …

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Succeeding in College

Be Organized. To succeed at an American college, a student must be organized. The college will have a counseling department with advisers who can help the student structure the best program. It is then up to the student to handle four or more courses at once, write and hand in term papers on time, and prepare …

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State University Systems

In the United States, more than three-fourths of all college students attend state universities. Each of the fifty American states has its own university system. The states subsidize their university systems, allowing tuition and fees to be lower than those at private universities, especially for in-state students. Some states maintain separate systems of state colleges, …

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Special Education

Special education programs exist in many public school systems for children who have special needs. In many cases, this involves some sort of learning disability, while in others, a physical disability, cognitive disability, or development disorder might apply. In 1975, the United States Congress passed the Education for all Handicapped Children Act, followed later by …

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Social Life and Sports

College social life is an important part of the university experience. College dormitories, now often co-ed, may operate as independent communities. College athletic rivalries bring students together under one cause–to beat the other school. Fraternities (for men) and sororities (for women), are special clubs of college students. They customarily identify themselves by using combinations of ancient …

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Aptitude Tests

In addition to grades, the other numerical factor widely used by college admissions offices is the student’s performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The SAT is given by Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private company, and nearly all students applying to college take it. The SAT tests general aptitude for college work. Many students …

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Recommendations

Recommendations from people who know you, like high school teachers, are usually required for college admission. The various colleges to which you apply might have special forms for recommendations, in which case you will need to acquire these forms well in advance of their due dates in order to give the people filling out the …

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