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Author: Myka Yamasaki

Myka will be attending Occidental College (located in Los Angeles) in the fall and is very excited! She is looking forward to reflecting on her high school experience to help others do their best on the SAT/ACT and in college admissions. She loves cats, food, and friends.

Myka Yamasaki

Overlooked Dorm Essentials

Once you are into college, get ready for dorm living! Living in a dorm is like nothing else. It is a place where you start to learn how to live by yourself but at the same time you will be surrounded by your peers 24/7. To help you survive and thrive in this new environment, here is a list of often overlooked dorm essentials.

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Myka Yamasaki

College Acceptance Rates and the Right School For You

Decreasing college acceptance rates mean one thing: you should diversify your college search! Learn how to get into the right school for you.

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Perks of a Small College

Have you considered going to a small liberal arts college as opposed to a large university? Well if you haven’t, here are a few characteristics of liberal arts colleges that you should really consider!

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Myka Yamasaki

If You Didn’t Get in Early Decision

For those who didn’t get into their early decision school, it’s going to be ok. Here are a couple things you should hear.

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3 Ways to Impress Your Professor

So you’re starting college soon and you’re thinking, how do I impress my professors? Here are a few things college professors are looking for in a good student.

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How to Stay Calm During College Applications

So, it’s college application season. Panicking? Stressed? If you are either of these things, this post is for you. My first semester senior year I applied to about 12 different colleges, so I know what it is like. Here is what I learned and what I think can help you stay calm.   1) Stay […]

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Tips for the Day of the SAT

Thinking about sitting in a classroom for three and a half hours sounds awful and taking an important exam is stressful. However, the day of the SAT doesn’t have to be as bad as it sounds. In this post, I will share some tips and reduce your worries to make the test environment better for you.

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Myka Yamasaki

What are Liberal Arts Colleges?

Well what if I told you that there is a whole breed of colleges that are neither a part of the Ivy League nor are a giant state school whose sports teams feed into the NFL, MLB, etc.? This mysterious breed of colleges is referred to as liberal arts colleges!

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College Application Season 101

If you are a high school senior, college application season is here! If you’re not, well this will give you a sneak peak for what is in store. Time to get excited like this adorable corgi!

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Myka Yamasaki

What Not to Think About During the SAT

The SAT is a long and grueling exam. As the three hours and forty-five minutes pass by, a lot of thoughts come across your mind. Here is a list of thoughts that you should avoid.

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