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Category: High School Life

Ronke Aderonmu

Win a Free Magoosh SAT Account!

It might be hard for you to believe, but all of us at Magoosh were high school students once 🙂 So we all know that finding high quality SAT prep can be expensive or just plain boring, so we wanted to help! That’s why this week, we’re starting an SAT account giveaway on our Facebook […]

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Ronke Aderonmu

Best College Admissions Blogs of the Week – August 25-31

Another week, another roundup! Here’s a list (in no particular order) of the top 10 college prep blog posts we found this week that you should know about :). This week, get the deets on secret college app essays, where you can find college fairs, how personal your essay should be, and lots more! 4 […]

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Ronke Aderonmu

Best College Admissions Blogs of the Week – August 18-24

Hello all! As I promised last week, here are the top 10 college prep blog posts we found this week that you should know about :). You’ll find everything from college admissions tips, to the safest schools in the U.S., to how to decorate your dorm, and more. So without further ado, here’s our list […]

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Ronke Aderonmu

Best College Admissions Blogs of the Week – August 11-17

So, you’re heading toward that next stage of life, full of possibilities, unknowns and (hopefully) fun: COLLEGE! It can definitely seem daunting when you’re faced with so many deadlines and requirements, all while trying to decide if there’s even a college that’s right for you. But fear no more because Magoosh is here to help! […]

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Linda Abraham

What is an Accomplishment?

Here’s a snippet of a post from our friends over at Accepted: Accomplishments constitute the bread and butter of personal statements and application essays. Nothing too exciting in that statement. However, a fascinating brainstorming session on Accepted’s Editor Mailing List reveals that applicants don’t always know what an accomplishment is. What goes into this application […]

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Guest Author

5 Easy Ways for Undergrads to Reduce the Need for Student Loans

David Bakke is a writer for the popular personal finance website, Money Crashers, where he shares tips for saving money and getting ahead with education, careers, and small business. The cost of college is skyrocketing. One year at a public institution currently averages $22,261 according to the College Board, and private school is basically double […]

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Guest Author

5 Tips to Writing the Perfect College Application Essay

A guest post from our friends at Grammarly.com–enjoy! 🙂 For those of you studying for your SATs, all the best, and remember, if you are not satisfied with your scores the first time round, you can take the test again. Hurray for second (and third) chances, I say. What you don’t get a second chance […]

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Lucas Fink

SAT Score Choice vs. Superscore

To hear the College Board tell it, the SAT score choice makes the SAT less stressful and more balanced. While there’s a grain of truth there, its far from the whole story. In reality, score choice isn’t actually helpful. In fact, colleges don’t want to you use it!   Choosing your highest SAT scores is […]

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