Author Archive | Nadira Berman

  • Nadira Berman

    As a Summer Marketing Intern, Nadira is excited to help high schoolers prepare for the SAT and ACT. As a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, she is considering studying economics. In her free time, she reports for the school newspaper and styles photo shoots for the school's fashion magazine. Besides fashion and journalism, her passions include bagels, smoothies and Netflix.

How to Spend Your Summer Productively

I know what you’re thinking. Summer planning? Already? Right now, you’re doing this. But soon you’ll be doing this… …and wondering where all of the time went. Deadlines for many summer programs and camps are coming right up. You better get on that! As tempting as it might be to sit around all summer and […]

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The Ultimate Senioritis Playlist

Hey class of 2015! It’s second semester senior year. This means a combination of excitement… and laziness. But let’s be honest, it mostly means laziness. Unfortunately, we still have several months until graduation, even though we’re all sooooooo done. Here are some songs that basically sum up life right about now.   1. “The Lazy […]

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How to Gracefully Handle the College Acceptance Letter Season

Many of us have already received responses from our early decision colleges. But the regular decision acceptance letter season is coming in just a few months. Attitudes toward the correct behavior during this time vary. A lot of people don’t believe the admission decisions to be private and decide to tell everyone they know as […]

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What You Wouldn’t Expect About Junior Year

Junior year. It’s known as the time when high school classes get seriously hard. You also have to start looking at colleges and taking the SAT. On top of all this extra work, your grades need to be especially high, as admissions officers look at junior year very closely when making their decisions. My third […]

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How To Make The Most Of Winter Break

It’s finally winter break (well, for some of us it’s still winter break … for everyone else – I hope you had a good one)! This means fun times with family and friends, along with plenty of good food and relaxation. Although these few weeks are meant to be a break, you can still get […]

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How To Decide If A College Is Right For You

So it’s time to start picking out colleges. This is exciting and scary at the same time! You will soon enter a whole new period of your life, when you will likely be living in a different place with people you’ve never met. Of course, you’ve heard of a number of prestigious schools that you […]

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How High School Does and Doesn’t Prepare You For the SAT

On the back of The Official SAT Study Guide (Second Edition), the College Board claims that the SAT “measures what you already know.” They say, “If you take rigorous, challenging courses in high school, you’ll be ready for the test.” But are these statements truly accurate? Let’s talk about how your academic classes can and […]

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Organization Tips: Surviving College Applications

Dozens of college essays are piling up. You have so much homework. You are totally overwhelmed. How can you possibly submit all of your applications by their deadlines? Looks like it’s time for some… ORGANIZATION. Here are my tips for keeping the application process as stress-free as possible.   Go one school at a time. […]

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How to Stop Procrastination

Most students (myself included) frequently fall victim to procrastination, especially at this time of year. We’ve lost that back-to-school motivation from September, but winter break is still some ways away. But we all need to get rid of this harmful habit ASAP because now is the time to hit the books! To the seniors reading: […]

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