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Category: Juniors

Cassidy Mayeda

Should I Talk About My SAT Score?

The Politics of Sharing Your Scores, and Not Losing Friends One of the most difficult things about the SAT has nothing to do with the test. It’s talking about SAT scores with your friends. By design, the SAT separates people by score ranges for colleges to use, but the unfortunate side effect is that it […]

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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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Rita Neumann

Top Universities in the U.S.

The U.S. News & World Report just released the 2015 edition of their Best Colleges ranking report. This is a popular and much-awaited annual analysis of U.S. universities – one that university administration, college students, and prospective students highly respect. This year, Princeton University alumni and current students have a lot to brag about. For […]

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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. (Which technically isn’t considered […]

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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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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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