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Top 6 College Essay Topics to Avoid

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Jul 31
College essays are a big factor in making or breaking your application. Finding the best prompt to showcase your writing skills and your critical thinking is essential in creating a successful and well-received essay. There are many prompts available and some schools even allow you to just tell them about yourself in general. While you may be inclined to take a stab at a prompt that is outside of your comfort zone, it is best

Top 7 Ways to Improve Your College Application

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Jul 31
Your college application is the first impression that the college admissions team that you are applying to gets of you. You want to make it the best that you possibly can. When you look through the application and requirements it may seem like a piece of cake and that you can knock it out in a day or two but take some time to think about how you can better improve your application to meet

The Trick to Acing College Applications

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Jun 19
College applications can be tricky, the application process often long and tedious. Knowing what to put on your application to get into your desired school is confusing and stressful. Colleges look for more than just grades – meaning that your application individuality can be an additional determining factor in an acceptance decision. Knowing what schools look for is often something that you are enlightened on after you get into college. However, we’re going to break

How to Write a College Application Essay

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Jun 19
College essays are a significant portion of the application process and, arguably, one of the most important parts. It takes a fair portion of time to complete if you are making an honest effort. After a couple applications, they can become very irksome. A college essay is not your normal standardize test essay. To help you write the best college application essay, here are some tips and tricks to get you started: Assess the Prompt

Your Month-by-Month Guide to College Admissions

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Jun 08
If you’re a junior in high school, when that ball drops in Times Square on New Year’s Eve it’s more than just the start of a new year: it’s the start of your last full calendar year as a high school student.  There’s a lot to do and a lot of decisions to make in the next 365 days.  To help make sense of everything coming up in the next 12 month, here’s our month-by-month

How to help your child cope with the stressors of college prep exams?

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Apr 28
Every time we think of the word exam the next word that comes to mind is the word ‘stress.’ We have all been there. Everyone knows that the days of exam preparations are full of anxiety. In fact, exams bring along a package of the biggest stressors of student life. And, as a parent, it is your responsibility to make sure your kid doesn’t succumb to that stress. Here’s how you can do your job

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your College Tours

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Apr 28
Are you thinking about college, wondering how to choose the one that’s best for you? Or maybe your parents are pushing you to schedule some college tours to get you acclimated to the atmosphere. Either way, knowing how to make the most of each tour is an essential part of choosing the college that is right for you. It will make starting out the next four years of your life on the right foot easier.

6 Steps for Earning Scholarships Based on Test Scores

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Apr 28
Have you taken your ACT or SAT yet? Have your guidance counselors been pestering you about the importance of those scores? Well, they’re right. Your scores can land you some sweet scholarships based if you are ready to put in some coffee-fueled, sugar-crammed, study hours.With these tips, you may just be able to test your way to some large-summed scholarships. #1 Study This is generally a given for any type of test. To do well

What to Do When Placed on the Dreaded College Waitlist?

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Apr 28
We all wish to get college level education from one of the best institutes to propel our career to greater horizons. For that, we don’t hesitate to strive hard and leave no stone unturned to get enrolled. On this journey called education, we come across many obstacles, and we try our best to overcome them. But once in a while, we come across a gap that makes us feel our dreams taking a nosedive right

How ACT Math is Getting More Difficult

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Mar 15
Standardized tests like the SAT and ACT continue to evolve, trying to capture how well prepared today’s students are for the academic challenges of 21st century higher education.  While some of these changes are widely publicized, some are quietly adopted with little fanfare.  Anyone familiar with the ACT math section has likely noticed one of these silent shifts in the last couple years as the test has become noticeably more difficult. Breaking Down the ACT