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Category: Juniors

Elizabeth Peterson

Tips for Your 2016 Common Application Essay

Need some direction when tackling the Common Application Essay? Here are six tips to help you get started.

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Guest Author

How Do AP Scores Affect College Admissions?

Many high school students choose to take advanced placement (AP) courses and the corresponding tests. But do those AP test scores directly affect admissions decisions? The short answer is no, your AP scores will not usually affect whether you get in or not. However, there are several benefits to submitting your AP scores, especially if you earned a 3 or higher.

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Chris Lele

What is a Good SAT Score for a Junior?

This is a question I get a lot from parents wondering whether their child should take the SAT as a junior or wait until senior year. The thing is, colleges don’t give preferential treatment to those who take the SAT at a younger age. A junior’s 1800 isn’t any different from a senior’s 1800. Let’s get specific…

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Nadira Berman

Junior Year Checklist

Junior year is stressful and confusing for everyone. There’s so much to do! If you’re unfamiliar with all of the steps of the college process, I’m here to help.

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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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Myka Yamasaki

What is an SAT Subject Test?

Most students already know that the SAT Reasoning test is awaiting them long before they make it to their junior/senior year. I know for me, the SAT Reasoning test was looming over my head since my first day of high school. But even as someone who had the SAT Reasoning in mind for so long, what I didn’t know was that there were also these little things called SAT Subject Tests!

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Elise Gout

That Summer Before Senior Year

As consumed by finals as you may be (or may not be, if you’re an intelligent senior… I am not one of those), you can start finding solace in the fact that the end is near. I’m talking breakfasts at 11:00 a.m. Afternoons by the beach. Evenings catching up on every Netflix movie that you somehow haven’t seen yet. Summer 2015, here we come!

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Rita Neumann

Why You Should Take Your ACT Junior Year

We’ve already covered when you should take the ACT on a high level, but today I’d like to take a more opinionated approach. As someone who tutored the ACT for a couple of years, I’ve come to the conclusion that students who take the test junior year are better off. They end up with better […]

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