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Category: College Admissions

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Living with a Roommate Can Save Students $15,000 in Total Cost of College Attendance

This post originally appeared on the StudySoup blog. One dilemma that nearly every college student will face is whether or not to live with a roommate. Let’s face it, there are quite a few benefits to living alone. It means more privacy, more control over personal space, and the ability to avoid the experience of […]

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College Essay Myth #3: Colleges Can’t Tell If Someone Helps Too Much on the Essay!

Rising seniors, we’re back with Myth No. 3. We’ve explained that the topic does not need to be impressive, and that the essay should not sound like your favorite writer or college professor. What’s left? Here’s No. 3: Myth 3: Admissions officers will never know if a parent, tutor, teacher or college coach has “helped” […]

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Linda Abraham

First Drafts of Personal Statements: Let Yourself Go

Writing the first draft of your personal statement is probably the hardest part of the whole application process. Here’s how to let yourself go.

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College Essay Myth #2: Your College Essay Must Sound Professional

Rising seniors, you worried that your essay won’t be good? Don’t fret. As I told you in the last blog, you don’t need an impressive topic to impress admissions officers. Here’s another tip: Myth 2: Your college entrance essay should sound sophisticated, like Hemingway or a college professor. If your essay does not sound like you, […]

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Overcome Weaknesses in Your College Application

Even if you were captain of the swim team, a member of the school chorus, and an Honor Roll student, it’s pretty likely that there’s something in your academic background that you consider a weakness. Here’s how you can overcome those weaknesses and position yourself for success in the college application process. Start Your Planning […]

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College Essay Myth #1: Your Topic Must Be Impressive

Thinking about the best college essay topic? How will you know what to write? How can you tell if it is good?

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Top Computer Science Programs for Women

Despite massive growth in computer science employment opportunities over the past decade, women are still highly underrepresented.

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Use the 3 Cs to Improve Your Writing (and Writing Scores!)

This post was written by our friends at Scribendi. If you’re here, you’re probably looking to improve your writing. Whether you’re crafting an admissions essay or preparing for a standardized test, such as the writing section of the ACT, improving your writing is a very worthy goal. Even if you’ve already studied all the necessary […]

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Thomas Broderick

AP Comparative Government and Politics Exam

AP Comparative Government and Politics will teach you about how governments around the world work. In this article, learn how to do your best on exam day!

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Thomas Broderick

AP Statistics Exam

The odds of making a 5 on the AP Statistics Exam are 13.9%. In this article, learn how to overcome the odds and do you best on exam day!

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