Category Archives: Beyond Academics

How to Balance Schoolwork with Extracurricular Activities?

By | November 7, 2013

Most Students have a tough time managing homework along with extracurricular activities. As a result one is given preference over the other. So students tend to focus more on extracurricular activities and school work takes a back seat. Put simply the balancing beam tilts instead of a balance being maintained. Even though participating in extracurricular… Read More »

Simple Ways to Develop Good Communication Skills

By | November 6, 2013

Think about the amount of time spent in communicating with people on a daily basis. For instance you write emails, facilitate meetings, participate in conference calls, create reports, devise presentations, debate with your colleagues… the list goes on. This and a number of other tasks that are solely dependent on communicating effectively can affect productivity.… Read More »

Benefits of Quiz Competitions

By | November 1, 2013

A quiz is a game which can also be called a mind sport wherein the players, either as individuals or in teams attempt to answer questions posed to them correctly, in order to win a prize. I’m sure that we are all familiar with popular quizzes like the Limca quiz or the Cadbury Bournvita Quiz… Read More »

6 Tips for Writing A Scholarship Essays

By | October 30, 2013

There is a familiar notion in the professional world that students today aren’t able to write as effectively as they should.  With a technology driven environment, the writing skills of students have taken a back seat due to the efficiency in smsing. Apart from these reasons, essays if written effectively allow the interviewers to learn… Read More »

11 Myths Surrounding Scholarships

By | October 30, 2013

Did you know that you don’t have to be a great essay writer to win a scholarship? Similarly there are many other such myths surrounding scholarships that prevent quite a few deserving students like you from acquiring a scholarship or worse applying for one. If this has stopped you from applying for one then it… Read More »

Pros and Cons of Having Uniforms

By | October 29, 2013

The debate on whether uniforms should be made compulsory has been around for years. Yet we find conflicting opinions surrounding the pros and cons of having uniforms. Nevertheless, differing perceptions are always welcomed. So let’s see the various arguments made against uniforms and whether they should be made compulsory, by looking into the pros and… Read More »

11 Benefits of Reading

By | October 29, 2013

I’m sure we all remember reading our favorite Fairy Tales or waited to watch them on Cartoon Network as ‘Timeless tales’ or watched ‘Noddy’ and was so fascinated by his amazing adventures that we decided to read more about them in books. And how about reading the adventures of our Super Hero’s that we all… Read More »

What are Life Skills?

By | September 26, 2013

How often have you come across the term life skills? Can you honestly say that you completely understand the term? Well if you have identified with these statements then you have come to the right place. Simply speaking life skills are behaviors used in an appropriate and responsible manner, when dealing with personal affairs. Life… Read More »

Benefits of Extracurricular Activities

By | September 20, 2013

Activities that individuals participate in other than academics are termed as extracurricular activities. These activities may be participating in various competitions such as Spelling Bees, Skit or Play Competitions, Sports such as Cricket, Football, Throw Ball, Basket Ball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Hockey, Science Fairs, Olympiads, Musicals, Dance and Singing competitions, learning classical dance forms such… Read More »