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Author: Maddi Lee

Maddi Lee

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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Maddi Lee

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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Maddi Lee

How to Conquer Senioritis

Senior year has barely started, and yet everywhere I see it. Students keeling over midway through class, eyes slamming shut. Kids collapsing in classrooms, moaning, hands permanently fixated in the texting position. Kids,  writhing in hallways, banging heads against walls…everything, anything to avoid physics! Ladies and gentlemen, it has arrived. Senioritis has swept in early […]

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The Ins and Outs of Teacher Recommendations

Teacher recommendations can be a tricky lot. There are tons of different staff members you can get one from and tons of different formats preferred by different colleges. In this post, we’ll try to cover the basics, so you won’t have to fall into a fathomless pit of endless confusion which threatens to devour the […]

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Maddi Lee

Food for Thought: Maximizing Mental Performance Through Your Diet

No matter how many study tips you research, none of them will matter if you’re working on an empty stomach! Eating the right food and having the right eating habits can do wonders for your productivity. You really are what you eat! Well, okay. Maybe not.   Why is eating right so important anyways? According […]

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Top Ten Online Tools to Improve Your SAT Writing Score

There are tons of great resources out there as you study for the SAT! The SAT Writing section can be difficult to study for—especially the essay section. Here are tons of online tools you can use to set you on that road to your ideal score!   1) Writer’s Digest Writer’s Digest has tons of […]

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Maddi Lee

College Admissions and Social Media: Myth vs. Reality

Recently, lots of my friends have been changing their names on Facebook. The names are usually puns on their real names—sometimes outrageous and usually hilarious—but they’re all part of a larger tradition that has rocked high school seniors across the country for the past few years. At the start of their senior year, many kids […]

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How to Conquer Your College Interview

Ah, the dreaded interview. This is arguably one of the most notorious parts of the college application process. It sounds scary: a stranger asking you questions and judging you on all your life decisions…But, really, it doesn’t have to be! The so-called dreaded interview can be extremely manageable, so long as you plan well and […]

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Best Test Prep Advice from Your Favorite Songs

We all know that song. It’s absolutely terrible. You hate it. You hear it on the radio 24/7, and then, a week later, listening to the radio… Music is powerful. Songs stick in your memory and can affect your emotions and productivity…And guess what? They can also give you test prep advice! Yes, now even […]

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SAT Essay Theme: Morality

This is the third post in our marvelously marvelous series of 10 10 SAT Essay Theme Guides. Make sure to leave a comment with any questions at all! We’re not that scary!  This week’s essay theme is Morality. Morality is, by definition, the very thing that most teenagers lack. We are all evil beings. Essays […]

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