Archive for October 2018

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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