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Nadira Berman

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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Nadira Berman

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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Nadira Berman

Secret Extracurriculars: I Can Put THAT on My College Applications?!

Nowadays, every teenager seems to have a schedule full of various activities, from sports to music to community service. Ever since freshman year (or maybe even before then), our parents, teachers, and friends have reminded us that these extracurricular pursuits “will look good on college applications.” If you worry that you will not have enough […]

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Chris Lele

What Kind of Test Prep is Best for Your Child?

You may have a child who is 6’6 and the star basketball player at his school. Or your child might come in a few inches short of the average and make up what he lacks on the court with some pretty mean dance moves. Such variability in height is apparent to everyone. But when it […]

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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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Rita Neumann

What to Bring to the SAT

Fear of the unknown is a big cause of pre-SAT stress. But it doesn’t have to be. The SAT is a known entity! Many of us have taken it (multiple times) and we have wisdom to share. So, if you’re stressed because you don’t know what to expect on Saturday, you’re not alone. Let us […]

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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

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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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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