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    Last-Minute PSAT Prep

    Last-Minute PSAT Prep
    Test day is fast approaching, but there's still time to study. Whether you're well-prepared, semi-prepared or not at all prepared, we have several last-minute prep strategies that can help you boost your score. Your Preparedness Level: "PSAT? What PSAT?" With limited time, the best way to prepare is to use a PSAT review book. Kaplan and Princeton Review offer books on ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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    The Dos and Don’ts of Requesting College Recommendations

    The Dos and Don’ts of Requesting College Recommendations
    Some college applications require you to submit recommendations. Because this is such an important part of your application, you should be as organized as possible. To help you with this process, here is a list of things you should and shouldn’t do when asking for a recommendation. DO begin early. Most recommenders need at least two weeks, to write recommendations, maybe ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Preparing for the SAT/ACT

    Preparing for the SAT/ACT
    The SAT and ACT measure what you have learned over the course of many years. While no amount of cramming can turn a 200 into an 800, organized preparation can go a long way. With books, videos, software and prep courses, you have options for getting the help you need. Free Materials Start with the free publications available at your high ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    FastWeb Student Tips: Admissions

    We asked FastWeb users to share their advice on college admissions, based on their personal experiences. Here's what they said: "Keep your options open and don't plan your whole life around one college. It will make it a lot easier if you don't get accepted. And if you don't get accepted, your world isn't over. There will be other colleges for ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Maximizing Your College Admissions Application

    College admissions offices are busy places. Think about an admissions office receiving 5,000 to 10,000 or more applications. That is a lot of reading. What will make your application stand out? How colleges decide Before we address that question, let’s look at the process in general. I don’t believe any two admissions offices do everything alike, but there are similarities. Most ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Know Your Tests: College Entrance Exams

    Know Your Tests: College Entrance Exams
    As you prepare for college, you'll encounter at least one (and probably more than one) of the following college entrance exams: PSAT/NMSQT: Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Assessment Test SAT Reasoning Test ACT SAT Subject Tests (formerly the SAT II) Admissions requirements vary from school to school. Consult your prospective school when deciding which test to take. Learn more ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Top Five Tasks for College-Bound Juniors: Staying Focused in February

    Top Five Tasks for College-Bound Juniors: Staying Focused in February
    It’s understandable to get early-onset senioritis come February - after all, it is contagious, isn’t it? But, in all seriousness, the holidays have passed and there’s just one last semester standing between you and that glorious senior year of high school. And, while senior year of high school is likely going to be one of the best of your life, preparing ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +26
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    College Planning for High School Sophomores

    College Planning for High School Sophomores
    While sophomore year isn’t the time to begin your full-blown college search, it’s the perfect time to get a jump start on the process. During this year, you can transform yourself into a more desirable applicant and assess what type of school suits your academic and career pursuits. Following these simple tips will propel you down the path for college admissions ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Five Simple Things to Get Kids To Think the C-word (College)

    Five Simple Things to Get Kids To Think the C-word (College)
    In 2005, studies showed that while only six percent of non-Hispanic students were likely to drop out of high school, that number was nearly 23% for Hispanic students. According to the ERIC Digest, “That third generation Latino youth perform not significantly better than their second generation Latino peers is very disconcerting. Since they have U.S. born parents, a much larger share ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    The SAT Subject Tests

    The SAT Subject Tests
    What Is It? The SAT Subject Tests (also called the SAT II: Subject Tests) is a series of one-hour, multiple choice, standardized exams that test a student's knowledge of a particular subject. Up to three tests can be required for admission by some colleges while other colleges do not require any. Entrance requirements vary from college to college. SAT Subject exams ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +9
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    How to Spend a Productive Summer

    How to Spend a Productive Summer
    At last, summer's almost here! After a school year full of hard work, you can finally put away your books, break out your bikinis, and soak up the sunshine. This is not only what you deserve but in fact what you need: If you have been working to your maximum level during the school year, you owe your body about two ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +23
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    College Admissions Glossary

    College Admissions Glossary
    Acceptance Form: This form documents the student's receipt of an award letter. The form usually includes a space to indicate acceptance of offered aid, declination of all or part of the package and some means for requesting an appeal to modify the award. Acceptance letters and award letters are frequently combined into a single document. Admit-Deny: Some schools will admit marginal ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +16
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    A Junior's Perspective of Too Much Going on and Not Enough Fun

    A Junior's Perspective of Too Much Going on and Not Enough Fun
    Ok, so I am a junior now. My day starts at 6:30, school starts at 7:30 and ends at 3:00pm. Soccer practice or games start immediately after on Tuesdays and Fridays, then dinner and homework and emails, texting, plus a job on the weekends. It seems like the pressure never stops, particularly at school. Competition is a forever part of high ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Test Day Dos and Don'ts

    Test Day Dos and Don'ts
    ACT, SAT, PSAT - little words that cause big anxiety. If you're getting ready to apply for college, then you know what these tests can mean to your applications. Follow these simple test-taking strategies to get your angst under control. [gate] Know your test. Make sure you know the format and scoring standards of your test ahead of time. Take a ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +43
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    College Fairs

    College Fairs
    When choosing a college, you need all the information you can get. But visiting each campus can be expensive. And who has time research hundreds of Web sites or call each school individually? That's where college fairs come in. "College fairs are a 'one-stop shopping' kind of experience," says Greg Ferguson, director of the National College Fairs program of the National ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Parents' Perspective to: Too Much Going on and Not Enough Fun

    Parents' Perspective to: Too Much Going on and Not Enough Fun
    We realize it is tough being a teenager today. Far tougher than when we were that age. We didn’t have the same pressures, decisions or competition. So what are we, as parents to do? We can’t live their lives or make their decisions. It is their time now and we have to step back and allow them to experience and work ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Get a Jump on College

    Get a Jump on College
    Ready to move beyond high school, but you haven't graduated yet? Itching for new challenges and excitement? Maybe you should think about taking college courses before you graduate. Early college programs, like AP courses, can offer a lot: you learn more about your favorite subjects, get a chance to try out college-level academics and you may get a real start on ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +16
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    PLAN for the ACT

    PLAN for the ACT
    What is the PLAN? The PLAN is a curriculum-based test that covers material commonly taught in the classroom. It measures what you have learned and how well you can use that knowledge. Students typically take the PLAN during their sophomore year of high school in preparation for the ACT, which is taken in the junior or senior year. The PLAN contains ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Senior Year Blog: Archive Nov. 8 - Jan. 11

    A High School Senior Shares is experiences preparing for college. Different Year, Same Old Blog Jan. 11, 2006 Ahoy, my friends! Happy belated new year to you all! It's 2006 and you know what that means….absolutely nothing! That's right, it's a different year but it's still the same old song and dance here on my quaint little blog. Now that it's ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Learn to Read on a College Level

    Learn to Read on a College Level
    The transition from high school- to college-level reading can be difficult—and it is different for each student. So what should you do before you graduate to better prepare for college-level reading? Here are four tips: 1. Read everything you can This may sound obvious, but the best way to learn any skill is to practice! If you have reading assignments for ...
    Published 29 days ago | Rated: +19
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