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Author: Dana Sinclair

Dana Sinclair

Do You Have Weak Extracurriculars

If you have ever browsed through the website collegeconfidential.com, you have probably seen the phrase “weak ec’s”. To put that phrase into context for students have yet to see it, it means a student’s extracurriculars aren’t as strong as they could be or meet the standards for college admissions (in the eyes of the person commenting, not the colleges). But, are your extracurriculars weak? What really is the importance of extracurricular activities? Are certain extracurriculars valued over others?

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Dana Sinclair

What Are Rolling Admissions?

With college application season coming to a close, there are still many options for students who have yet to apply for college or are looking for more schools to apply to. Schools with rolling admissions can save students who feel they have missed their opportunity to apply to college. You haven’t!

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Dana Sinclair

3 Books That Got Me Through High School

I always had trouble wrapping my head around the statement “I hate reading”, but it’s a phrase that is uttered tirelessly in high school. Students look at reading as a chore, another assignment, but not me. I have always been an avid reader, and when I moved 300 miles from my home during my sophomore year, I turned to the most familiar thing I could think of: books.

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Dana Sinclair

Senior Year: The Nostalgia

Throughout my junior year and the summer leading up to my senior year, I was flooded with advice on my senior year of high school. The most common advice that was given to me was to cherish every moment of my senior year, because it would be over sooner than expected. So that’s what I have been doing. I have been cherishing my last moments with my peers and taking in the last of my high school journey.

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Dana Sinclair

Should you intern in high school?

The short answer is yes! I highly recommend interning in high school, but before you go hunting for internship opportunities in your area, there are some pros and cons to consider. Pros: Insight into different career options Networking opportunities Hands on experience in a professional setting Strengthen college applications Build your resume   Cons: Time […]

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Dana Sinclair

Top 3 TED Talks All Students Should Watch

Some people binge watch TV shows on Netflix, others troll Instagram for hours. As for me, I watch TED talks. Religiously. TED talks is a great source for motivation, guidance and overall knowledge. With thousands of talks covering almost any topic imaginable, there is a talk for anyone. So, what is TED talks? “TED is […]

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I submitted my college apps, now what?

Submitting college applications can be a weight lifted off your shoulders. All seniors applying to college know how tedious and stressful they can be and once they are submitted, it is like a breathe of fresh air. Now that your college apps are in, what do you do? What goals are there to strive for?

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Dana Sinclair

Are College Visits Worthwhile?

It’s popular, especially junior year of high school, to go and visit colleges that you may apply to your senior year. While touring campus’s seem like a fun way to learn about a school, is it really worth the time? Here are some pros and cons to consider!

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Dana Sinclair

3 Personal Statement Tips

It is commonly known that University of California schools require two personal statements based off of prompts that they offer. Many universities require this in conjunction with their standard application in order to take a more holistic approach to the admission process. Writing these statements can be a daunting challenge, but here are 5 tips to make the process a bit less stressful.

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Dana Sinclair

The 7 Deadly Sins of Studying

Have you ever endlessly studied for a test only to find out that you didn’t pass? We have all been there at one point or another. You study tirelessly and feel confident you know the material, only to not pass. It feels awful, but how do you fix it? First, analyze how your studying!

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