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Author: Maddi Lee

Maddi is currently a high school junior in southern California. She is an avid freelance writer and has been featured in multiple literary publications and anthologies. When she isn't writing, she loves traveling, doodling, and most of all, sleeping. Through her own experience and passion, she hopes to help guide fellow students through the roller coaster that is SAT and college admissions...that is, as long as she survives the journey herself!

Maddi Lee

Ten Revolutionary Digital History Resources

History can be absolutely fascinating–but it can be difficult to become excited about the subject matter when everyone involved is dead and the closest you get to the subject matter is your dull textbook. Thankfully, we have the internet to not only provide us with priceless vines, but also some fun history resources! Take a look at this list of some revolutionary digital resources.

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Taking the SAT After Community College

The SAT is kind of like some sort of immortal being–feared, admired, and timeless. Yup, that’s right–your special time with the SAT isn’t just limited to high school…you’re never too old to take it!

YOU CAN NEVER ESCAPE.

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Rock Your School Presentation: Best Alternatives to Powerpoint

Does anyone actually want to sit through another boring Powerpoint presentation? Powerpoint presentations went out of fashion maybe four decades ago. (What? Of course I know that Powerpoint was only founded in 1990.) Anyways! Here is a list of eight Powerpoint alternatives sure to make your big presentation a hit!   1) Prezi This is one […]

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How To Pull a Successful All-Nighter

We’ve all got those days. Three projects due on the same day. Countless huge tests looming before your eyes. Deadlines slowly calling out your name as a mug of lukewarm coffee trembles in your fingers. (A dramatic, Oscar-winning soundtrack beating to the frenzy of your heart…) You’ve tried everything, but you just don’t have enough […]

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How to Master Your Focus

Focus is the key to getting things done quickly, thoroughly, and efficiently…but it’s just so hard to maintain! Mastering your focus can help you stop procrastinating and finish your work faster and better than ever before. Unfortunately, mastering your focus is something that often takes a lifetime of effort…Well, most of us don’t have a […]

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I Don’t Know What to Major In!

So, it seems like all of your friends know what they’re going to do with their lives…except you! When you’re close to applying for college, the struggle to choose a major can be immensely stressful. There are dozens and dozens of majors to choose from. So…how do you know which one is for you? Try […]

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Ins and Outs of Financial Aid

It’s that time of year! For high school seniors everywhere, navigating the ins and outs of financial aid can be completely confusing. So many deadlines, so many forms, so many weird acronyms that would make interesting band names (FAFSA NATION, anyone?). In all honesty, everything can get a bit overwhelming. In this post, we’ll try […]

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How to Handle College Rejections

About a week ago, I was rejected by Stanford. Here’s the thing: I would’ve been genuinely confused if the decision had been anything else. The rejection still hurt, though. Rejection almost always hurts. There were definitely a few tears. As well as…an embarrassing amount on Stanford-related Youtube channels to unsubscribe from. I admit I ate […]

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Speed Reading: How It Can Help You Ace SAT Critical Reading

The critical reading section of the SAT can be especially terrifying if you’re a slow reader. With so many passages to analyze and so many questions to answer, this section can quickly become overwhelming. But, despair not! For all you slow readers out there, there is alas a solution! No. No, it’s not pizza. Not […]

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First Semester Senior Grades: How Important Are They?

With the holidays just around the corner, first semester is…almost over. For seniors, this is a time of mixed emotions: inexplicable coma-inducing stress as finals sneak up like sadistic ninjas…and tear-inducing joy as the label “second semester senior” becomes less a myth and more an ever-looming reality. This GIF sums up emotions fairly well: But […]

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