Archive for 2018

Five Things Millennials Want From Their Job

Five BIG Things Millennials Want From Their Job Last month, I stumbled upon a blog on the website MillennialBoss.com called “5 Things Millennials Want at Work.” Of course, being a proud millennial myself, I was intrigued. I know what I want from my work environment, but what does my demographic as a whole look for? It’s no…

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Vaping: Fact vs. Fiction

Vaping: FACT vs. FICTION . . Vape use has exploded among high school and college students. According to a survey by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), nearly 1 in 3 students in 12th grade report using a vaping device within the past year. Because vapes are small, easy to conceal, and don’t reek…

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5 Simple Tips For Managing Your Time During the ACT

5 Simple Tips For Managing Your Time During the ACT . When you look at a breakdown of the ACT, it can feel a bit overwhelming. It seems like there are so many questions, yet so little time. One of the best ways you can do your best on this test (aside from preparing thoroughly)…

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Six Tips for Writing College-Specific Essays

Six Tips for Writing College-Specific Essays . You’ve finally wrapped up your Common App essays, and you take a deep breath. The end is in sight! Well, once you tackle the college-specific essays that your top choice schools require. It can be tempting to slack a bit on these… after all, they aren’t the important,…

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Test Prep Apps That Will Take Your SAT/ACT Prep to the Next Level

Test Prep Apps That Will Take Your  SAT & ACT Prep to the Next Level Nowadays, you can do virtually everything via your smartphone. You can order dinner, read a book, track your spending, find new friends, edit videos, watch a movie, and sell your old bike with the mini-computer in your hand. It’s probably not…

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Do Schools Really Care If You’re A Legacy?

Do Schools Really Care If You’re A Legacy? My mom attended my dream university. I remember asking her in high school, so hopefully, “That means I’m a legacy, which means I have a higher chance of getting accepted, right?” She laughed and said, “I doubt it. I think they only care if I work at…

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Superscoring: Which Schools Do It, and What Does It Mean for You?

Superscoring: Which Schools Do It, and What Does It Mean for You?   I still vividly remember a conversation I had with my high school guidance counselor junior year (a decade ago!) after receiving my SAT score. I knocked the Reading and Writing sections out of the park, but my Math score was only so-so…

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Tips & Tricks For Staying Productive at Home

10 Tips & Tricks For Staying Productive at Home I’m pretty sure every student knows the feeling. You have a busy, productive day at school, and you head home with a full to-do list and the best of intentions. You’ll put on your comfiest clothes, settle in at your desk, and study until dinner. Then,…

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End Teacher-Blaming: How (and Why) You Should Avoid It

End Teacher-Blaming: How (and Why) You Should Avoid It . I can still remember the indignation that burned in my chest when my teacher marked something wrong on my exam, despite giving us that information in a lecture. I knew I was right – it was right there in my notes from two weeks prior.…

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