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Oct
7
2014

The Top Tips to Nailing Your College Interview

The college interview is often the forgotten piece of the college admissions process. Most colleges do offer a college interview so it’s in your best interest to secure an interview as soon as you can. Even though it’s not the most important determining factor in getting accepted, the interview can help admissions officers get to know you better so that you’re not just another name in a pile of applications. It can help you stand out!  Here are the top tips to helping you nail your college interview!



Oct
1
2014

College Admissions in the Headlines: The “Rankings Are Here!” Edition

Here are some of the latest, most interesting headlines about the college admissions process from media outlets across the country. And we hope everyone has had a  great back to school. Miss summer yet?



Sep
29
2014

The College Recommendation Letter: Who to Ask, When to Ask, and How to Ask

As part of your college application, admissions committees often ask for two or three letters of recommendation written on your behalf.  There’s no need to be anxious about requesting a recommendation, so long as you follow these few simple guidelines!



Sep
25
2014

The Top Reasons to Prep for the PSAT

Sophomores and Juniors – it’s PSAT time! The PSAT is a few weeks away – and you are likely thinking, “It’s the PSAT – practice for the SAT, the real test.”   This is true. It is a practice run for the SAT, but this is likely one of your fist times taking a standardized test and prepping for it can really pay off. Why should you prep for a practice run? We’re breaking down the top reasons for you right here!



Sep
22
2014

Your Monthly SAT/ACT Math Strategy!

Welcome to our monthly blog series on SAT and ACT math topics! Each month, we will target a different math topic that you will see on the SAT and ACT. Practice makes perfect – so if you practice these math skills, you’ll be well on your way to earning a new high score! This month, we will focus on sets.



Sep
17
2014

Your Monthly SAT/ACT Vocabulary Strategy!

Going through vocabulary flashcards not your favorite weekend activity? Of course it’s not!  But if you are a high school student, it is important to build your vocabulary. Why you may ask? Well, the SAT and ACT test your knowledge of vocabulary through Critical Reading passages and questions that focus on grammar. While often overlooked by many students, studying vocabulary is one of the best ways to improve your verbal scores on the SAT and ACT. This monthly blog will help you build a stronger vocabulary and help you rock the verbal sections on the SAT and ACT.



Sep
15
2014

The Top 5 Tips for Fighting Off Senioritis

Seniors – this is it! Your final year of high school! Many of you are working on college applications, writing essays, collecting your letters of recommendation, and possibly studying for the SAT or ACT one last time. All this on top of school work and maintaining some semblance of a social life! It is easy to understand how “Senioritis” – that infectious little bug that runs rampant around January or February of Senior Year – is so contagious.  Don’t worry – we are here to give you the top 5 tips for fighting off Senioritis.



Sep
5
2014

The Top Tips to Surviving Your Freshman Year of High School

High school can be a very overwhelming place, especially since you’re the new kid on the block. You’re in a new environment surrounded by new teachers and new students. While high school can be scary, it’s also the start of a new chapter in your life. This year, you don’t have to take admissions tests, look at colleges, or apply for financial aid. It’s the perfect time, though, to start taking the first steps on the path that will take you to your dream school. Here’s a list of what you can do in your freshman year of high school to help you prepare for college:



Aug
25
2014

The Top 5 Tips for Filling out the Common App

 

It’s Common App Time!  On August 1st, the 2014-2015 Common Application went live. The Common Application, also known as the Common App, is a single application for college admissions used by over 500 universities!  Because so many schools participate, the Common App can simplify the admissions process – students can apply to many schools with the same application. Bonus – it is a huge time saver as well! Below are some tips to help you when filling out the common app.



Aug
21
2014

SAT/ACT Reading Article of the Month

When teaching SAT/ACT Reading strategies, we emphasize the merits of accuracy over speed – you only earn points for questions you answer correctly on Test Day!  However, we won’t deny that proper pacing is essential.  In this monthly series, we’ll discuss how you can use real-world articles to build your vocabulary and increase your reading speed.



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