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Category: College Preparation

Nadira Berman

Important Reminders for Seniors Stressing About College

At this point in the semester, most seniors are working hard on their college applications. As if the stress of this extra workload on top of homework wasn’t enough, there is an unspoken pressure coming from our classmates, parents, and friends. Like it or not, we know that people will judge us based on the […]

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Ronke Aderonmu

Magoosh + CollegeXpress: High Schooler’s Guide to the Future

Hey there, college-bound high school students! We’re excited to announce our new “High Schooler’s Guide to the Future” eBook that we made just for you. We teamed up with our friends at CollegeXpress (they know a TON about college applications!) to produce this eBook. And combined with our expertise on test prep, we’re confident that […]

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Guest Author

Great Scholarship Advice for the B Student

What if you’re not a straight-A student? Can you still earn scholarships to pay for your dream school? Lynn O’Shaughnessy of TheCollegeSolution.com says “Definitely!” and explains how to do it. If you’re a “B” student, you may have more options than you might assume. Don’t believe me? Here is a story of a young woman […]

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Maddi Lee

How to Win at Extracurriculars

“This’ll look good on my college app!” Ah, the mantra of high school upperclassmen. If you’re around any over-achieving high schoolers, you’ll probably be hearing this a lot. In an age of extreme college entrance competitiveness, it’s easy to fall into the “extracurricular trap”: piling on a bunch of extracurricular activities just because it’ll boost […]

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Maddi Lee

How Positive Thinking Benefits Test-Takers

It´s hard not to imagine worst-case scenarios as test day looms ever closer, but did you know this could actually harm your test score? Being pessimistic is not only worse for your health in the long run, but it also results in less productivity and more stress. There is a key difference between pessimism and […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

Top College Research Engines

College research engines are the best-kept secret of the 21st century college applicant. Virtually no one I know used one, yet they are incredible tools that can help guide you through the massive labyrinth that is university research. The only problem is—which one? This post was created to help you figure out just that. Keep […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

Volunteer/Community Service Hours

Time-consuming, sometimes difficult, and often complained about, community service hours are a notorious section on college applications. For many of us, it pretty much feels like… But when should you start volunteering? What kind of activity should it be? And most importantly, how will they show up on your college application? In this post I’ve […]

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Guest Author

How to Choose a US College from Halfway Around the World

Are you an international student with plans to study in the U.S.? Then check out these tips from University Language Services and learn how to apply to U.S. colleges! So, you’ve decided you want to study in the US for your college education – Congratulations! But choosing a school in the US is a huge […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

SAT Subject Tests – Sophomore Year!

There are no SAT tests sophomore year right? Sophomore year is golden time before the madness of junior year, surely. Right? No really, right? Unfortunately, not right. SAT subject tests are the little known college application requirement you should take as early as sophomore year. What are SAT Subject Tests? SAT Subject tests are additional […]

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Maddi Lee

Twenty Ways to Destroy Stress for the Stress-Destroyed

You’re at your desk. It’s 2 AM. You have an English essay to write, three articles to read and annotate, and a Calculus exam tomorrow, and you just want to scream AND—   Don’t pass out, darling! It’s alright! Forget what other people say—school is downright stressful. You’ve got tons of homework, demanding AP classes, […]

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