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    The Distinction Between Wanting a College and Loving a College

    The Distinction Between Wanting a College and Loving a College
    As I was translating Latin this week, I came across one of my favorite Latin words: cupio. Cupio literally translates to, “I want” or “I desire.” While a myriad of derivatives come from this Latin word, my favorite is Cupid, the infamous deity of love. Most people recognize this deity around Valentine’s Day as the annoying diaper-clad baby who shoots love ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Campus Tour: Manhattan, Your Kind of College Town

    Campus Tour: Manhattan, Your Kind of College Town
    Columbia, NYU, The Cooper Union, The New School. Four very different universities located in one very happening city. Most New Yorkers would promise that, in a city this big, there is something for everyone. However, any student looking for the simple life need not apply. Columbia University might offer the closest to an idyllic campus life in the city that never ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    I Have to Pick a Major -- Now What?

    I Have to Pick a Major -- Now What?
    Are you in the "I have to pick a major -- now what?" mode? If so, don't panic. If you're like many college students, the major you select won't have a huge impact on your future career anyway. But even if it will, there are plenty of things you can do to help yourself make a sound decision. Meet with a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Who's Really #1?

    Who's Really #1?
    In a move to court foreign students, US News and World Report has just released its first-ever issue of the World’s Best Colleges and Universities. These new rankings, released November 20th and based on the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings, are a befuddling play off of their annual America’s Best Colleges rankings, a 25-year-old who’s-who of the country’s top colleges. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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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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    Against the Clock

    Against the Clock
    Pacing yourself during standardized tests can be a difficult task. Your adrenaline is at an all-time high, not to mention your nerves. So how do you keep your cool during this difficult task to show what you really know and complete such lengthy exams? Here are some helpful timing tips to help guide you along during the process of standardized test-taking: ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +12
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    Common Application is Out – Ready, Set, Apply!

    Common Application is Out – Ready, Set, Apply!
    On July 31, the Common Application became available to students all over the country applying to college for the 2013 – 2014 school year. According to the Common Application website, the application was launched four hours ahead of schedule, and within 30 minutes, approximately 300 individuals had set up an account. The Common Application enables prospective students to fill out one ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Saving Sophomore Year

    It seems like the sophomore year is one that you don’t remember. It’s not like your freshman year when everything is new and exciting. It’s not like your junior year when you start the college search process. It’s not like your senior year that is fast-paced, application-crazed, and meaningful yet fun. It’s the often-overlooked sophomore year that isn’t given nearly enough ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Unlocking the Mystery of College Admissions for Parents

    Unlocking the Mystery of College Admissions for Parents
    Unlike when you were enrolling in school, the college admissions process is full of twists and turns these days. Students have to meet several different deadlines for various types of applications, from the actual admissions application to the school-specific scholarship form. On top of these deadlines and papers, you have to have an understanding of what exactly colleges are looking for ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    College Admission & Application Checklist

    College Admission & Application Checklist
    Why attend college? You will learn skills that will help you both on and off the job. A person who attends college generally earns more than someone who doesn’t. How can I go about choosing a college? Colleges are located in big cities, suburbs, and small towns throughout the country. Some enroll tens of thousands of students; others enroll only a ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Three Things I’ve Learned About College Professors

    One thing that has surprised me the most about going back to school as an older student is how my view of professors has changed. Though I had a good rapport with several of my instructors in my early college days, the majority of my professors seemed omniscient and invincible fixtures of the establishment. Granted, this was at a large four-year ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Control the Process; Don't Let the Process Control You

    Control the Process; Don't Let the Process Control You
    I recently had the great privilege of serving on a select panel in Webster, NY for the presentation of Mr. Bob Bigelow.  Bob is a former first-round draft choice who played four years in the NBA.   He competed collegiately at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. More recently, Bob co-authored the book Just Let Kids Play, and he has conducted more than ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Why I Want an English Degree

    Clinging to the narrow railing, I eagerly waited for my turn to mount the remaining steps of the dilapidated book mobile. My seven-year-old eyes scanned the narrow shelves lining the trailer looking for the perfect book to borrow. As I glanced around, my eye was drawn to one particular book. Propped up in the back window and illuminated by a single ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    The College Admission and Application Glossary

    The College Admission and Application Glossary
    All the terms you need to know to help you get into college. American College Test (ACT) : One of the most common college entrance exams. The exam consists of four sections including math, science, English, and reading. There is an optional writing section that is usually taken for the first time in the spring of the junior year and again ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    College Questions for Students with Disabilities

    College Questions for Students with Disabilities
    Picking out the school that's right for you isn't always easy. If you're a student with a disability, you want to find out if the school provides the accommodations and resources to make your educational experience a success. Here are some questions to ask up front to make sure a college can meet your needs: Academics and Life After College Does ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Campus Tour: Virginia is for Students

    Campus Tour: Virginia is for Students
    Is Virginia really for lovers? Yes, if they are lovers of knowledge. Teeming with campus folklore, arresting landscape and warm hospitality, Virginia has left its mark on higher education in the United States. A place of passionate tradition and enormous history, Virginia is perfect for the intellectually and socially attentive. The commonwealth is designed for students, so long as they are ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    What Your GRE Score Means

    What Your GRE Score Means
    A month after taking the GRE, what I remember most is the GR part. (“Grrrrr” n. 1. exclamation indicating extreme frustration, 2. sound a bear makes.) You see, I’ve gotten my scores. I’m in the 91st percentile on verbal, which means only 9 percent of this year’s test takers scored higher than me. (I am also in the 91st percentile for ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Fun, Smart Summer Reading Lists for Students

    Fun, Smart Summer Reading Lists for Students
    Summer may be your chance to take a break from school, but you can still continue your learning over the summer and have fun at the same time. High school students that read during the summer months are more likely to score higher on standardized tests like the SAT, ACT and AP Exams; and college students will find that the more ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +12
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    Get into Graduate School

    Bridget Kulla If you’ve decided to head back to the classroom for an advanced degree, get ready to face some competition. Between 2004 and 2016, the number of masters degrees granted is expected to increase by 35 percent. To stand out from the pack, get organized to make your graduate application shine. Graduate school applications generally require: Transcript GRE or other ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Top Five Ways to Impress the Admissions Officer

    Top Five Ways to Impress the Admissions Officer
    It’s September and the start of another busy fall semester. If you are a junior or a senior, you probably already know that this is the time of year when college representatives are in your hometown visiting your high school, having evening receptions, and attending local college fairs. These are all excellent ways to get information without having to visit the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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