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Author: Myka Yamasaki

Myka Yamasaki

High Schooler Habits to Break

If you are a high schooler, you most likely have more than a few bad habits. Now, these two habits I am going to talk about seem to especially plague the high school population. The earlier you break these habits, the better off you will be in the long term.

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Myka Yamasaki

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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Myka Yamasaki

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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Myka Yamasaki

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

Three Different Early Admission Processes

If you are a high school senior, you will start sending out college applications before you even realize it! Now, most of you may be sending out applications in late December/January to apply through a college’s regular decision program. In these regular decision programs, you will hear back from schools in late March/April which is standard. However, did you know that many colleges also host early admission programs where colleges accept or decline you by mid December before regular decision applications are even due?!

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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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Myka Yamasaki

SAT Essay Theme: The Changing World

This is a post on the SAT essay theme, The Changing World. It is one of many helpful posts on what to do when you encounter certain SAT essay themes as a part of Magoosh’s 10 SAT Essay Theme Guides! So what does ‘The Changing World’ even mean? To give you an idea here are […]

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Myka Yamasaki

SAT Grammar Tips

#TBT, is anyone reading this old enough to remember Schoolhouse Grammar Rock?

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Myka Yamasaki

Book Recommendation for SAT Vocab

Studying vocab isn’t really fun. Studying for SAT vocab is especially boring. Trust me, I hardly found any dry vocab book enticing. However, if you want to score well on the SAT reading sections you will want to challenge yourself to learn some fancier vocabulary. Given this reality, I have found the perfect set of books. Drum roll please… Vocabulary Cartoons Word Power I and II!!!!

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