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Category: Juniors

Nadira Berman

How To Make The Most Of Winter Break

It’s finally winter break (well, for some of us it’s still winter break … for everyone else – I hope you had a good one)! This means fun times with family and friends, along with plenty of good food and relaxation. Although these few weeks are meant to be a break, you can still get […]

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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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Guest Author

How Do I Write the “Why Us” Essay?

So you’re completing your college application and arrive at the dreaded “Why Us?” essay. What to do? Here’s what Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy, recommends! Here are three quick tips to get you on the right track:   1. Don’t write about the school’s size, location, reputation or the weather. Why? Because that’s what […]

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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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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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Ronke Aderonmu

What I Wish I Knew In High School

I don’t know about you, but high school felt like forever to me. I couldn’t wait for the day I’d graduate, and each 10-week semester seemed to loom on for ages. But looking back, I realize now that my “can’t wait to get out of here” attitude actually robbed me of the moments I should […]

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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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Maddi Lee

10 Productive Ways to Waste Time

Procrastination gets a really bad rep when you think about it. Everyone’s always talking about ways you can stop procrastinating…but did you know? Wasting time can actually be one of the best decisions you made today! There are tons of ways you can waste time in a fun, yet productive manner. (In fact, there are […]

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Maddi Lee

How Your Personality Type Can Help You Win at Studying

I have been rabidly obsessed with MBTI for about two years now. I’ve read way too many articles, researched for way too many hours, and generally become way too interested in psychology (especially for someone who is mentally insane!). What is MBTI? It stands for Myer-Briggs Type Indicator, and it was engineered by renowned psychologist […]

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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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