Monthly Archives: June 2016

12 Things You Can’t Forget to Pack for College

12 Things You Can't Forget to Pack for College 1. Shower Shoes. If you can only choose one thing to pack for college, it should be this: do not go in the bathroom without shower shoes. Just – ew. 2. LOTS of undies. Your days of Mom’s laundry service are sadly over. You can do the…
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Why We’re Loving the New ApplyTexas Essay Prompts

Why We're Loving the New ApplyTexas Essay Prompts The new ApplyTexas essay prompts were released a few months ago, and we’ve finally had a chance to start working with our students on them. We have to say – we love the new prompts! The topics give students enough freedom to really set themselves apart from other…
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The Phone: A Socially Acceptable Addiction

The Phone: A Socially Acceptable Addiction Recently, I’ve been recovering from a miserable illness that goes by the name of “morning sickness” – a reprehensible misnomer, given the fact that I was bed-ridden morning, afternoon, evening, and night. I don’t wish to perpetuate this “morning” lie, so, I’ll start again… Recently I’ve been suffering from…
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When Standardized Test Prep Courses Don’t Work

When Standardized Test Prep Courses Don’t Work Standardized test prep courses can be extremely valuable. For students with limited experience taking standardized tests, standardized test prep courses are often necessary. As colleges weigh one straight-A student’s ACT score against another straight-A student’s ACT score, standardized test prep courses can often be the deciding factor. Why…
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