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Category: Freshmen

Nadira Berman

What I Wish I Knew Freshman Year

In honor of the beginning of my freshman year of college, I’ve decided to look back to my freshman year of high school. Here’s what I would tell myself if I could somehow send a message to younger me. New freshies, take note!

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Dana Sinclair

Four Things I Wish I Knew About AP Courses Freshman Year

It’s not harder than a prep course
When I took my first AP class , I went in with the idea that it would require more knowledge than a regular prep course. As the year progressed, I learned that in comparison to other prep courses I was taking, my AP class wasn’t much harder. The difference between the two types of classes, in my eyes, is the amount of work. Advance placement courses have a bit more classwork and homework than prep courses because you go more in depth in the subject you are taking than in a prep course.

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Myka Yamasaki

Embracing High School

If you are in high school and you like doing well in school, embrace it! Sometimes there can be external pressures to feel as though wanting success in school is uncool or arrogant. This sort of pressure is absolutely unfounded and is not a reason you should stop striving for success in high school.

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Rita Neumann

Cat-Approved Back-to-School Wardrobe Essentials

These cats know how important it is to look your best on your first day back at school. Today, they model the best of fall 2014’s school-year fashions for all styles, interests, and personalities. Hipster Hipster cat buys his beanies and skinny jeans from local, non-mainstream stores with labels you wouldn’t recognize. Wears glasses, though […]

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Rita Neumann

Back to School Tips

If only the end of summer vacation corresponded with the end of the summer season. Then, you’d have until September 22nd to relax without daily classes, homework, SAT prep, and college research. Does anyone else feel like school starts earlier every year? To help you get back into school mode (sorry), the Magoosh Marketing Team […]

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Nadira Berman

Best Inspirational Quotes for Frustrated Students

My obsession with inspirational quotes continues! And this time I won’t exclude freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Everyone gets frustrated with school sometimes, especially right now in the middle of the semester, with summer months and months away… From working in groups to presenting in front of the class, school is filled with difficult situations. But […]

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Maddi Lee

High School Freshman Year Bucket List

Contrary to what some sources claim, your freshman year of high school does matter. For tons of incoming freshmen, this year will mark the beginning of the long, arduous journey to college. And if you’re a freshman, though you certainly don’t have to stress over college this early, this is a great year to get […]

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Maddi Lee

Top 20 Free Apps for High School and College Students

They say there’s an app for everything…and they’re right! We’re a mobile generation, and for all those high school and college students out there, these twenty apps might make this upcoming school year a whole lot easier. 1) inClass iPhone / Android This note-taking app is so beyond awesome, I felt ecstatic when I found […]

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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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Maddi Lee

High Schooler’s Guide to Spending Your Summer Wisely

“Oh, lord,” you groan. “Now, this blogger’s gonna tell me to be—shudder—productive this summer.” I wish I could tell you that you’re wrong… …But I can’t. Summer is an awesome time to have fun, but it’s also such a vital period for tons of programs and activities and volunteer gigs that your mind will positively […]

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