Activities are one of the most important parts of a college application. They show colleges that students are well-rounded and don’t only focus on grades. Not sure which ones you should list? Read on for some ideas.
How useful is it to take both the ACT and the SAT? It depends on who you are.
Sometimes, you need to stay awake just a little bit longer, whether you have to complete an assignment, finish studying for a test, or submit a paper. And even though all you want to do is sleep, you can’t let that happen. Since we’ve all heard of drinking coffee and taking power naps, here are some of the lesser-known ways to keep alert enough to do schoolwork.
Where you study plays a very big role in how well you study. In some locations, you can be extremely productive, while in others you end up sleeping, being distracted, or just getting in a bad mood. Here are great spots to work in, and spots to avoid at all costs.
One of the biggest academic differences between high school and college is the homework. In college, professors assign homework in a different way and they have different expectations. Therefore, your whole routine of doing homework will be very unlike your routine in high school.
Since we work in the test prep world, we spend a lot of time looking at test prep options for students, so we know that a lot of stuff out there is not all that great, or it’s really expensive and therefore not accessible to all students.
So how is a student to choose? Here’s some important advice on what to look for in an online test prep product.
I always had trouble wrapping my head around the statement “I hate reading”, but it’s a phrase that is uttered tirelessly in high school. Students look at reading as a chore, another assignment, but not me. I have always been an avid reader, and when I moved 300 miles from my home during my sophomore year, I turned to the most familiar thing I could think of: books.
Throughout my junior year and the summer leading up to my senior year, I was flooded with advice on my senior year of high school. The most common advice that was given to me was to cherish every moment of my senior year, because it would be over sooner than expected. So that’s what I have been doing. I have been cherishing my last moments with my peers and taking in the last of my high school journey.
There’s something of a precedent set for how to “succeed” in high school extra curriculars. Step 1: sign up for everything. Step 2: somehow attend all of the meetings (spoiler alert: you won’t be able to). Step 3: try to run for president of all of them because that’s what’s “expected” if you want a chance at getting into a “top” school… (side rant: a top school should be the school that’s best for you – not what the likes of Princeton Review deems worthy).
Everyone procrastinates. Don’t pretend you don’t. Sometimes you really, really, really don’t want to do work, even though you have to. Here are some ways to be somewhat productive, even though you aren’t doing homework.