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Category: High School Life

Kristin Fracchia

Is the ACT a Good Test for International Students?

If you are an international student, here are some things to think about to determine if the ACT is a better test for you. Check out the video for our tips for international students!

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Nadira Berman

Why You Should Join Your School Newspaper

Whether you’re in high school or college, joining your school newspaper may well be one of the best decisions you ever make.

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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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Nadira Berman

Your Complete College Application Checklist

Applying to colleges is a confusing and stressful process. When I was a junior, I didn’t even know where to start. If you’re having trouble keeping track of the numerous tasks you need to complete, refer to the following list. I know it seems like a lot, but don’t worry too much! Take it step by step and you’ll totally be able to get everything done before the deadline.

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Nadira Berman

How to Overcome College Application Anxiety

Feeling stressed about college application season? You’re definitely not alone. Check out these tips if you’re looking for a way to cope with the anxiety.

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Nadira Berman

What Activities To Put On Your College Application

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.

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David Recine

Should You Take Both the ACT and SAT?

How useful is it to take both the ACT and the SAT? It depends on who you are.

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Nadira Berman

The Best Ways To Stay Awake

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.

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Nadira Berman

The Best And Worst Study Spots

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.

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