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Making the Right Choices

Choices. People make them everyday. From the color of the dress a person is wearing to  a deal with a client. Whatever it always ends up steering your life in a different direction. Often the effect of the these choices is good or bad.  One study shown by psychologist , Laurence  Steinberg, shows that people ( especially teens) often make bad decisions often with peer pressure. Peer pressure is when a person is forced to do something from the influence of their friends. However, people can prevent bad decision making with just a few simple steps.

Here’s how: When making an important decision, do not bring a another person along it may affect your decision making outcome. When being given choices, think about a few seconds and rethink and rethink your choices over and over again. When coming to a decision make sure that you really want that choice then, accept it. This is optional, but I suggest that you read The Giver by Lois Lowry. This is a classic fictional novel that portrays what our…

Improving your Vocabulary

Words. Barely anyone even thinks about them. When slang came about  people just spoke in TTYL  or  OMG. It is practically the trend with our words, yet when many write for the SATs many people’s writing often gets a lower grade than usual. However, just improving vocabulary can just help. As a word enthusiast, I solely believe that at the age of 12 or 13, children should start studying for the SATs by practicing their vocabulary each day.
Here is some tips: Ask your child, to pick out a word from the dictionary at home that they are not familiar with and practice using it at least three or four times a day. As a parent, pick out books for your child, higher than their own lexile range. In school, many student take a test about every trimester to see where their reading level is at. However, if your school doesn’t do that,go on to lexile.com and pick up one of the books your child is currently reading. Type in the title in the search bar to the right. Then, try  finding books online that …