How To Master The Bad Grade Bounce-Back

Study a little bit every single day. Turn off your phone and focus. Keep up with the assigned reading. Stay organized. Make flashcards. Take meticulous notes. You know what you need to do to get a good grade – and maybe you did everything “right” – but it happened anyway. You bombed an assignment, or…

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The Best Time To Study (According To A Psychologist)

The first day of school is officially here, so what better time to talk about effective studying? While everyone has their preferred time when it comes to prepping for an exam, it turns out that there’s actually a best time to study or learn something new. According to an Inc. article exploring the work of…

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5 New (And Easy!) Habits For The New School Year

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like the last day of school was about a week ago? I’m not quite sure how the summer flew by so fast, but flew by it did. August is the perfect time to focus on creating habits that will set you up for success. Many times,…

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The Importance of WORK On Your College Application

Before I submitted my college applications, I had my mom take a look at everything. “You forgot to list your after school job!” she remarked. “I’m not putting it. I sell shoes. It’s not impressive,” I replied. Oh, how wrong I was. As it turns out – and as I had confirmed by my guidance…

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All About The New SAT “Adversity Score”

This May, College Board announced a brand new metric for students taking the SAT: the adversity score. This new score between 1 and 100 was created to help college admissions counselors understand more about the test-takers background – or, more specifically, the amount of advantage or disadvantage that student may have. According to the New…

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AP Exam Scores: To Report Or Not To Report?

High school students everywhere received their AP exam scores last week. Some were undoubtedly received with elation, while others may have caused a few tears. It’s a no-brainer that you’ll report scores you’re proud of to the schools you’re applying to. On the other hand, if you aren’t proud of a score or accidentally flubbed…

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The Scoop On Rolling Admission (And How To Use It To Your Advantage)

The college admissions process is extremely stressful, so it was a massive relief when I opened my very first acceptance letter on a random Tuesday during the fall of senior year. The acceptance came from a rolling admissions school, meaning it accepts applications during a pretty long window, and responds to applications as they are…

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My Roommate & I Can’t Stand Each Other… What Now? 

Whether you chose to room with a best friend, an acquaintance, or you were paired up with a complete stranger, you’ll inevitably face a few issues when you share a small space with someone. Ideally, they’ll be minor roommate problems that you can easily get through, but that’s not always the case. No one wants…

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