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5 Tips to Building a Better College Application

Creating the best possible college application is one of the most important things you will ever do – after all, your future depends on it. If your application is not solid, you may not get into the university of your choice. Rather than take any chances, take our advice: here are five ways you can […]

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Living with a Roommate Can Save Students $15,000 in Total Cost of College Attendance

This post originally appeared on the StudySoup blog. One dilemma that nearly every college student will face is whether or not to live with a roommate. Let’s face it, there are quite a few benefits to living alone. It means more privacy, more control over personal space, and the ability to avoid the experience of […]

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College Essay Myth #3: Colleges Can’t Tell If Someone Helps Too Much on the Essay!

Rising seniors, we’re back with Myth No. 3. We’ve explained that the topic does not need to be impressive, and that the essay should not sound like your favorite writer or college professor. What’s left? Here’s No. 3: Myth 3: Admissions officers will never know if a parent, tutor, teacher or college coach has “helped” […]

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College Essay Myth #2: Your College Essay Must Sound Professional

Rising seniors, you worried that your essay won’t be good? Don’t fret. As I told you in the last blog, you don’t need an impressive topic to impress admissions officers. Here’s another tip: Myth 2: Your college entrance essay should sound sophisticated, like Hemingway or a college professor. If your essay does not sound like you, […]

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Overcome Weaknesses in Your College Application

Even if you were captain of the swim team, a member of the school chorus, and an Honor Roll student, it’s pretty likely that there’s something in your academic background that you consider a weakness. Here’s how you can overcome those weaknesses and position yourself for success in the college application process. Start Your Planning […]

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College Essay Myth #1: Your Topic Must Be Impressive

Thinking about the best college essay topic? How will you know what to write? How can you tell if it is good?

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Retaking the ACT? 5 Ways to Improve Your Score

As you’re reading, see how many of the top ACT vocab words you can find in this post. Improving your test scores is not just about cramming new information into your head, it’s about integrating it into everything you do! Retaking the ACT requires a certain amount of tenacity. Very few high school students enjoy […]

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Top Computer Science Programs for Women

Despite massive growth in computer science employment opportunities over the past decade, women are still highly underrepresented.

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Use the 3 Cs to Improve Your Writing (and Writing Scores!)

This post was written by our friends at Scribendi. If you’re here, you’re probably looking to improve your writing. Whether you’re crafting an admissions essay or preparing for a standardized test, such as the writing section of the ACT, improving your writing is a very worthy goal. Even if you’ve already studied all the necessary […]

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What You Need to Know About the New Common App Essay Prompts

This post was written by Susan Knoppow, CEO of Wow Writing Workshop, and originally appeared on the Wow blog. Have you seen the two new essay prompts on the Common Application? Every few years, the Common App, a tool used by more than 700 colleges to help students apply seamlessly to multiple schools, updates its […]

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