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Greenwood Family Forum on 10/29!

Studying by fanzWhen:  Wednesday Oct. 29 from 6:30-7:30.

What:  An introduction for families about free school support resources.

Cosponsored by The Seattle Public Library and 826 Seattle.

The Greenwood Family Forum is an event at the Greenwood Public Library this Wednesday (before Halloween). It is a free event open to any families with children interested in learning about free student resources. Come if you’d like to learn more about:

All families are encouraged to come if they are at all interested in learning more about these resources.  Students may come unaccompanied if they are in sixth grade or above.


Greenwood Library

8016 Greenwood Ave. N.



Homework Help @ Your Library…and beyond!

Homework HelpWith school just starting, lots of us are stressed out with tests, quizzes, homework, extracurricular activities, friends. . . I’m sure you know what I mean.

The good news is that the Seattle Public Library is here to help.  If you find yourself struggling, there’s several important resources, available for all grade, ages, and often in multiple languages (though this varies from branch to branch).

First, check out in-person Homework Help.  This is available at Beacon Hill, Broadview, Columbia, Delridge, Douglass-Truth, High Point, Lake City, NewHolly, Northgate, Rainier Beach and South Park.  This service is generally available several hours a day, Monday through Thursday (not including holidays), but check with your individual branch, as the hours vary branch to branch. Students are able to treat this as a drop in session and are not required to sign up before arrival.

However, if your local branch is like mine and does not have in-person homework help, or you don’t want to leave your home, then take a look at online Homework Help (provided by SPL, powered by Brainfuse). This service is available seven days a week from 1-10 pm in both Spanish and English.  There, you will be able to get help from tutors for Math, English, Science, and Social Studies.  However, for this site you do need a library card and pin number. Continue reading

Junior Year OH MY!

student-studyingI remember sitting in history class recently trying to finish a project, buy my mind just wasn’t there.  All I kept thinking about was how I had to finish so many assignments that night, the next night, and the one after that.  I was beginning to wonder, how I would make it to Friday.  I thought to myself this is Junior Year.

As I sat at lunch still in this daze, I realized that I needed to change my mindset.  I would not crumble under the seemingly endless stack of HW, and would not be fazed by the AP tests, Subject Tests, and the SAT in the near future.

I’ve decided to make two big changes in how I study, and I’m hoping they help me cut down on school-related stress, and actually get better grades at the same time. Continue reading

These AP Tests are Making Me Crazy

A battered up copy of Princeton Review’s “Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam” currently sits on my lap under this laptop. Opening the review guide exposes my eyes yet again to the pages and pages of seizure-inducing colors sprawled on random chunks of text. I’m sure I would’ve gotten a seizure if it wasn’t for the fact that my eyes have probably evolved and become accustomed to the same neon shine of the colors I’ve been staring at for the past week. Studying for the AP U.S. History test is not fun. Continue reading