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Category: For Parents

Maddi Lee

Where is my college app going?

Where is your college application going? A lot of the stress that comes with the college application process is the unfamiliarity of all. Believe it or not, there isn’t a College Admission God who judges your application and crushes all your dreams. Neither is it as simple as one person stamping “accept” or “reject” over […]

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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

Books You Need to Read (That Aren’t on Your Summer Reading List)

Summer is the perfect time to finally get to your reading list — and though you might want to re-read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for the third time, or buy the entire Young Adult section of your nearest Barnes & Noble — there’s always another part of your life for the SAT to […]

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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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NextStepU

Want a well-rounded college application? Join the club.

All college applicants have heard that their applications absolutely have to be “well-rounded”. But what does that even mean? Luckily, our friends at NextStepU.com are here to show us how “well-rounded” isn’t the same for everyone, and how to make it work for you. Sometimes when you are researching colleges, it seems like you need […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Information for Parents

For well over a year, we’ve been writing posts aimed at students (“How to Get a High SAT Score”, “How to Spot a Dangling Modifier”, etc.). Not that there haven’t been useful tips for parents; there just hasn’t been anything directly targeted towards parents. Until now. But if you are the parent of a high […]

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Guest Author

Is Going Away to College Right for You? Three questions to consider before you select your school

Hey guys, the Study Mode team is back again! Here to give you some crucial food for thought as you make one of the biggest decisions in your life: where to go to college. If you’re fortunate enough to have multiple acceptance letters – congrats! It’s great to know you’re in demand. But it can […]

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Noodle Education

5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Tutor

Finding a good tutor to help you study for the ACT (or even an upcoming math test) can be an invaluable step towards academic success. Today our friends at Noodle are here to offer tips for finding the right tutor for you. These days, it doesn’t matter whether you’re in grade school, high school, college […]

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NextStepU

High Scores Mean More Than Acceptance Letters

Need some more incentive to study for your SAT? NextStepU is here to tell you how good SAT scores can help you land a scholarship, and potentially save you thousands of dollars in student loans. Standardized tests are becoming less important to the admissions process. More colleges are realizing that a student’s academic success cannot […]

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Lucas Fink

When Should You Take the SAT?

The College Board administers the SAT most months of the school year. There’s a test every month from October to June except for in February and April. So you have some choices. What’s the difference?   What years should you take the SAT? With the “score choice” option, you might choose to take the test […]

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