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Category: High School Life

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

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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Dana Sinclair

Senior Year: The Nostalgia

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.

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Elise Gout

Extra Curriculars: College v. High School

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).

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Nadira Berman

How To Be Productive While Procrastinating

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.

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Dana Sinclair

Should you intern in high school?

The short answer is yes! I highly recommend interning in high school, but before you go hunting for internship opportunities in your area, there are some pros and cons to consider. Pros: Insight into different career options Networking opportunities Hands on experience in a professional setting Strengthen college applications Build your resume   Cons: Time […]

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Dana Sinclair

Top 3 TED Talks All Students Should Watch

Some people binge watch TV shows on Netflix, others troll Instagram for hours. As for me, I watch TED talks. Religiously. TED talks is a great source for motivation, guidance and overall knowledge. With thousands of talks covering almost any topic imaginable, there is a talk for anyone. So, what is TED talks? “TED is […]

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Dana Sinclair

I submitted my college apps, now what?

Submitting college applications can be a weight lifted off your shoulders. All seniors applying to college know how tedious and stressful they can be and once they are submitted, it is like a breathe of fresh air. Now that your college apps are in, what do you do? What goals are there to strive for?

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