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Category: Seniors

Nadira Berman

How to Take Advantage of Second Semester Senior Year

It’s the final stretch! We’re almost there! Right now, there’s basically nothing left to do but wait till summer… So you might as well take advantage of your last few months as a high school student.   Get to know people from your college Most colleges set up Facebook groups for members of the class […]

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Nadira Berman

How to Get the Most Out of a College Tour

I’ve been on more college tours than anyone I know. I’ve seen every school that was ever on my list. In 2014, I toured 21 campuses all over the country. So naturally, I’ve learned some lessons along the way. Here are my top tips.   Talk to current students Before you leave on your trip, […]

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Rita Neumann

Living with the Uncertainty of College Applications

Remember that moment of excitement-relief-terror you experienced when you submitted your final college application? It didn’t last long. Submitting college apps is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you no longer have to spend countless hours perfecting personal statements, re-typing extracurriculars, entering numbers into forms, etc. That agony finally reached its end. On the […]

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Nadira Berman

How to Gracefully Handle the College Acceptance Letter Season

Many of us have already received responses from our early decision colleges. But the regular decision acceptance letter season is coming in just a few months. Attitudes toward the correct behavior during this time vary. A lot of people don’t believe the admission decisions to be private and decide to tell everyone they know as […]

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Nadira Berman

New Years Resolutions for Juniors and Seniors

It’s 2015! This is a big year for both juniors and seniors. Juniors need to take the SAT and start working on college applications. Seniors get to enjoy second semester and then start college, embarking on an exciting new chapter of their lives. Both grades have important goals to keep in mind.   Juniors Resolution […]

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Maddi Lee

How to Handle College Rejections

About a week ago, I was rejected by Stanford. Here’s the thing: I would’ve been genuinely confused if the decision had been anything else. The rejection still hurt, though. Rejection almost always hurts. There were definitely a few tears. As well as…an embarrassing amount on Stanford-related Youtube channels to unsubscribe from. I admit I ate […]

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Rachel Wisuri

6 Ways to Be More Productive, According to Science

I think everyone reading this blog can agree on the following statement: we could all be a little more productive in our lives. Whether that pertains to studying, cleaning, working out, writing essays, you name it — there’s always room for improvement. Below, you’ll find 6 tips for increasing your productivity, all backed by science. That means […]

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Nadira Berman

How To Make The Most Of Winter Break

It’s finally winter break (well, for some of us it’s still winter break … for everyone else – I hope you had a good one)! This means fun times with family and friends, along with plenty of good food and relaxation. Although these few weeks are meant to be a break, you can still get […]

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Nadira Berman

How To Decide If A College Is Right For You

So it’s time to start picking out colleges. This is exciting and scary at the same time! You will soon enter a whole new period of your life, when you will likely be living in a different place with people you’ve never met. Of course, you’ve heard of a number of prestigious schools that you […]

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Guest Author

How Do I Write the “Why Us” Essay?

So you’re completing your college application and arrive at the dreaded “Why Us?” essay. What to do? Here’s what Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy, recommends! Here are three quick tips to get you on the right track:   1. Don’t write about the school’s size, location, reputation or the weather. Why? Because that’s what […]

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