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Tackling burnout and its impact on students

Tackling burnout and its impact on students

Sam Lauria October 8, 2019
Upon entering high school, I was a successful student who was determined and motivated in all of my classes. My strong work ethic led me to excel in school. I let my intellect be defined by my remarkable grades.
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Eliminating the Regents is the best option

Eliminating the Regents is the best option

Sam Lauria September 29, 2019
New York State residents know the toil it takes to pass a Regents exam. The countless hours of studying that go into preparing for the Regents is enough to drive anyone insane. Although we may have all suffered together, things may be different for future high school students.
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Test curves do not reflect students’ intelligence

Test curves do not reflect students’ intelligence

Sam Lauria September 8, 2019
After taking a difficult exam, students are relieved to hear that their professor is curving their test grades. Test curves are a method in which a teacher adjusts the average score of an exam by moving students’ grades up a few points or even an entire letter grade.
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