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Category: High School Life

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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Nadira Berman

College vs. High School: Homework

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.

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Kristin Fracchia

How to Choose the Best Online Test Prep for the SAT or ACT

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.

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