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Mar
25
2015

“Shake Off Improper” Grammar with Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has one job, and that’s to write the heck out of some song lyrics. Here are a few of our favorites, and—check it out—they’re grammatically correct and everything!

So this is me swallowing my pride, / standing in front of you, / saying I’m sorry for that night, / and I go back to December all the time. —“Back to December”



Feb
26
2015

Top Tips for Managing College Admissions and SAT/ACT Prep

That time of the year is about to hit - Spring of Junior Year. We all hear about it. The SATs and ACTs are right around the corner, AP exams quickly follow suit, SAT Subject tests are right after that, and then there is the studying extra hard to ensure great end of year junior grades for colleges to see. You catch the drift – there is A LOT to do in the next few months. How can juniors stay on top of their game, NOT stress out, and still manage to take part in extracurriculars and have a social life? We’ve got some tips for you to help you survive spring of junior year.



Jan
21
2015

How to Pay for College: Securing Financial Aid

You cannot think about going to college without thinking about how to pay for it. When it comes to financial aid, the 2 biggest mistakes families make are either applying too late or not applying at all. As you think about paying for college, you should know that there are two main types of financial aid: 1. need based aid – federal and state grants and 2. merit-based aid.  We’ll break down the difference in these types of aid for you right here.



Jan
5
2015

College Admissions and College Acceptance: Stay in the Know

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and everyone’s 2015 is off to a healthy and prosperous start. We look forward to keeping you informed about all the news on the college admissions landscape throughout the year.  Thanks for being such loyal readers.  That said…here are some of the latest, most interesting headlines.  From early numbers on early admissions rates, to how to cope with college rejection, to redefining gender at women’s colleges, to the role of social media and college acceptance – we’ve got the most up to date news on college admissions.  Let’s dig into this week’s stories!



Dec
29
2014

Early Decision and Early Action: What to do once you receive your admissions decisions

If you are a high school senior who applied to college Early Action or Early Decision you have (or will very soon) received an admissions decision.  Here’s what to do if you have been: A) Accepted – yes there is still more to do!, B) Waitlisted/Deferred, or C) Denied.  Even if you are not a senior, keep reading! This info will be helpful to you when you begin the college application process.



Dec
18
2014

College Applications and Admissions During Winter Break

This post is not just for Seniors. If you are planning on applying to college, keep reading!

One of the best times of the school year is quickly approaching – winter break! You’ve been so busy with classes, homework, tests, and activities that all you want to do during break is sleep and relax. However, it’s not smart to spend your entire break in bed! Make the most of your Winter Break  – be active and put yourself on the path to success for college admissions. Some ways for you to make the most of your break:



Dec
8
2014

Why Volunteering Matters in College Admissions

Doing volunteer work may not increase your SAT or ACT scores or boost your GPA, but it can provide you with that needed edge as you’re going through the college admissions process and wondering, how can I stand out in a sea of applications?



Nov
24
2014

SAT/ACT Test Strategy: Increase your Critical Reading Score

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.



Nov
5
2014

College Application Season is Almost Over, So Hang In There

Here are some of the latest, most interesting headlines about the college admissions process from media outlets across the country. Hope everyone who is in the throes of the college application process is in good spirits!



Oct
27
2014

SAT vs ACT – which test should you take?

Should you take the SAT? The ACT? Both? Colleges accept either SAT or ACT scores so you may be thinking “Which test should I take?” We’ve broken down the main differences for you so you can decide which test is best for you.



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