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Everything You Need to Know About Alumni Interviews

Your application is submitted and now you’ve got your feet up, relaxing until you get your final decision. (I’m kidding – we all know there’s pretty much nothing relaxing about senior year. At least, not until after you’ve been accepted.) Then, you receive a request for an alumni interview, and you’ve got a new challenge.…

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Mastering The “Study Cycle”

Our teachers have drilled it into our heads since middle school: cramming is not an effective method of studying. We’re told repeatedly that waiting until the night before an exam to buckle down and study will not pay off in the long run. And yet, somehow, that’s often what happens. No more! Let’s chat about…

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8 Snacks That Help Boost Your Memory

When you’re prepping for a big exam, the best thing you can do is – obviously –study hard and study often. That said, what’s the harm in pulling out a few other tricks to enhance your efforts and give you an even better shot? These eight snacks that help boost your memory can be your…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Emailing Colleges

During your junior and senior years of high school, it’s inevitable that you’ll be contacting different people from your potential or future college. Typically, your questions are welcomed. Whether you’re consulting a professor about a program they run on campus or an admissions counselor about their application process, it’s important that you put your best…

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After the Application

Today, The New York Times published a fantastic article about the college application process by writer Kelly Corrigan. Specifically, it was a piece about the different ways this process – this crazy, stressful, hectic, emotional, thrilling process – changes students for the better. It’s an excellent read for any parent or child in the midst…

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Five Steps To Making A New Habit That Will Actually Stick

Recently, we discussed five helpful habits to implement for the school year, AKA the what. Today, we’re covering the steps to take to actually build these new habits – the how. And the how is important! Proudly proclaiming you’re going to start incorporating helpful habits into your daily life is great, but having an action…

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9 Easy Ways for Students to Go Green

Over the past few months, it’s seemed like Greta Thunberg has been everywhere. The 16-year-old environmental activist recently gave an impassioned speech at the U.N. Climate Action Summit, and you’ve probably seen clips and quotes all over your social media. She’s even created something that commentators are calling the “Greta Thunberg effect,” inspiring her peers…

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