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What You Need to Know to Nail the Upper Level ISEE

What You Need to Know to Nail the Upper Level ISEE       1. Prep The ISEE tests a student’s cumulative learning (ie: Are they readers? Do they consistently do their math homework?). The ISEE is very good at measuring a student’s overall knowledge. However, there is still room for some solid strategy. While…

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New Year’s Resolutions That High School Seniors Should Make

5 New Year’s Resolutions That High School Seniors Should Consider Make It’s officially 2017, which means it’s time to set your New Year’s resolution. Before you roll your eyes at the whole idea of #NewYearNewMe, this new year really can be a chance to take inventory, readjust your goals, and look ahead to the coming…

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Parent & Student Communication in College

Parent & Student Communication in College Just this Monday, The Huffington Post ran a piece called “The 5 Questions that Parents of College Students Should Ask.” It’s a great read for parents and students alike, whether said student is a senior preparing to leave the nest or a college student figuring out how to adjust. Before…

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The Lowdown on College Interviews

The Lowdown on College Interviews In the college application process, college interviews can be an important component. While grades, test scores, extracurriculars, and essays are the backbone of your application, some schools also provide interview opportunities. These interviews are your chance to highlight the things you can’t convey on paper, like your unique and endearing traits, as well…

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Cluttered Locker, Cluttered Mind: Get Your Life Together!

Cluttered Locker, Cluttered Mind: Get Your Life Together! I realized I had an issue when I begged my friend to let me organize her backpack during some free time during journalism class. She had thrown her overflowing bag on a table and I cringed. There were papers shoved into every pocket, pens and pencils scattered…

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How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation The real question here is, how do you become the kind of person your teachers and bosses want to write a letter of recommendation for? They’re putting their name on the line – give them a reason to. Of course, you didn’t read this article until you needed…

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Word of Mouth: If You Like It, Share It

Word of Mouth: If You Like It, Share It Nobody hates cold calling as much as the person making the cold call. Word of mouth is the best kind of marketing. Your word is the backbone on which small businesses grow and the economy flourishes. Word of Mouth Marketing: Most of what we do at The…

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Why We Can't Concentrate Anymore

Why We Can’t Concentrate Anymore (Hint: It’s Not Our Fault) I’ve always been fascinated by the development of the human brain. It’s a phenomenon we don’t fully understand yet (and one we might never comprehend), but what we do know is the brain has a unique and impressive ability to adapt – especially during development. In today’s…

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Secrets to Finding a Job After College

Secrets to Finding a Job After College Finding a job after college is no easy task. It is scary and feels like someone is pushing you off a cliff. But with a little information, this process doesn’t have to be so bad. Finding a job is quite do-able if you do it right. Here are things…

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14 Things You Need to Know Before Going to College

14 Things You Need to Know Before Going to College Going to college can be scary and overwhelming. But get ready to enjoy the freedom! We’ve asked parents and students to chime in to write our list of things you need to know before going to college, and here’s what they said.   “College will…

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