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    Preparing for the Practice Exam: PSAT Tips

    Preparing for the Practice Exam: PSAT Tips
    All around, pencils tap furiously, students chomp nails to nibs and teeth chatter like a parade of woodpeckers. Suddenly, the proctor’s wearily-spoken instructions blur together and the walls seem to close in - right before many high schoolers’ most important test. The SAT room pressure can escalate to unfeasible extents, and sometimes just knowing the material is not enough. Experience in ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +14
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    Dealing with the Emotions of Leaving for College

    Dealing with the Emotions of Leaving for College
    Feeling ready to leave home and strike out on your own as the mature, independent and emotionally rock-solid college freshman you now are? Maybe not. Chances are leaving home was a much more appealing concept when you were a high school student counting down the days to graduation. But now that move-in day is around the corner, you may be experiencing ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +15
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    College Fairs: Do's and Don'ts

    College Fairs: Do's and Don'ts
    The college fair: where it all begins. For the enthusiast who is ready to learn all about their dream school, for the open-minded students who have yet to decide where they would like to spend their college years and, even for the undecided, wavering from school to school. It’s the start of what many will find to be a challenging search ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +14
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    Advice from a Scholarship Winner (and Loser)

    Advice from a Scholarship Winner (and Loser)
    I'll be honest: I hate writing scholarship essays. I hated it back in high school, senior year, writing handfuls of essays for countless different organizations, only to lose out on most of them in the end. There were only two scholarships that I received my first semester of college: one from my high school student council for serving as treasury secretary ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +14
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    What to Expect: College Admissions in Fall/Winter

    What to Expect: College Admissions in Fall/Winter
    August: On the Road, Again With summer winding down and the start of senior year looming, applicants may feel that these final weeks of sunshine would be best spent hibernating before school arrives. While every student should make the most of this liberated span of time, the end of the summer is a wonderful opportunity for college visits. By the end ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +14
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    Should You Apply Early Admission?

    Should You Apply Early Admission?
    From the search to the application, the admissions process contains all sorts of choices. Sitting down, preparing to type up the application, it seems that all the decisions already have been made. However, there remains one simple, yet weighted, question: Should you apply early admission? Types of Early Admission There are two types of early admission options: early decision and early ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +14
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    3 Great Reasons to Procrastinate

    3 Great Reasons to Procrastinate
    Let’s face it: when you sit down to write that five-page paper on the comparisons and contrasts between the Women’s Rights and Feminist movements, you’re not going to jam it all out within an hour’s time – unless of course you’ve procrastinated to the point that you have just an hour left before the deadline. In that case, stop reading this, ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break

    5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break
    You have waited all year for this. Visions of lying out by the pool, or running on the beach play through your mind on an endless loop. You’ve studied hard, finals are over, and you are finally free for the summer! While it is great to get in some much needed rest and relaxation, there are a few things you can ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Making the Rounds to Find the Perfect College

    Making the Rounds to Find the Perfect College
    Deciding which college to attend is incredibly challenging. In order to narrow down your list, you ought to make visits to the campuses you are interested in. In this way, one is able to develop tangible opinions regarding the factors that matter - the school’s layout, emotional as well as physical appeal and social atmosphere. Yet, there is a proper procedure ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    The Feelings Behind Admissions Decisions

    The Feelings Behind Admissions Decisions
    When I hear phrases like “it’s not the end of the world” being applied to college admission decisions, I am generally annoyed. A rejection letter may not mark the end of the world as we know it, but it certainly can destroy an envisioned future. Admission decisions do carry significant weight; I do believe that, like nearly any other factor, they ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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    Advice for High School Students

    Advice for High School Students
    If I could give one piece of advice to high school students (or anyone, really), I would tell them to not waste any time waiting for anything. Waiting for “life to begin.” Waiting for the world to fall into place. It sounds cliché, probably, and it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that you’re “stuck” in the town that ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    College Safety 101

    College Safety 101
    College, like the rest of life, has many things to enjoy but also has its share of risks. I’m not talking about “homework kills” either. There are many issues that affect the health and safety of both you and your friends. Knowing these safety concerns and how to protect yourself can allow you to have a safe and happy college experience. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Confronting College Applications

    Confronting College Applications
    Once September rolls around, you'll be reining in your final and most exciting year of high school. WOOHOO, senior year is about to begin! However, so will the start of completing some torturous forms. The intricate, not to mention, intensely stressful college application process technically begins at the start of senior year. It’s the time of year in which you have ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Freshman Year Reflections

    Freshman Year Reflections
    As my freshman year is coming to a close at IU, I’m struck with complete disbelief. I can’t believe my first year in the magical land of college is over. As much of a cliché as it is, it feels like only yesterday I said goodbye to my parents, sat down on my bed and sighed. I had no idea what ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    What I Wish I’d Known Before College

    What I Wish I’d Known Before College
    I’ve now been a college student for almost two full years now and in these four semesters I’ve learned quite a bit about my field of study and myself. There are a few things, however, that I wish I’d known when I first began my college career. Hopefully, these suggestions help you have an even easier time than I did: Use ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations

    A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations
    Asking for letters of recommendation and preparing for admissions interviews is enough of a hassle alone. But, add shyness or nervousness onto that, and applying for college can seem ridiculously stressful. You’ve already spent so much time on your application, and now you have to ask for letters of recommendation and talk to someone about your aspirations. You feel worried, nervous ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    College Fairs: A to Z

    College Fairs: A to Z
    A college fair is a rare opportunity to see many options on a table before you, like a buffet of colleges awaiting your application. Perhaps the process is a little less exciting than that, but college fairs are nonetheless great opportunities to talk to representatives from possible schools, meet current college students and find new schools you’ve never thought about or ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    Waiting on Admissions Decisions

    Waiting on Admissions Decisions
    It can be really difficult waiting for college admission decisions to arrive. A significant part of your future hinges on one “yes” or one “no.” And once those applications are sent out, there is little to do but wait and worry. What is important to remember is that a college rejection isn't really going to determine your future or your happiness. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Graduate School vs. Undergrad: What to Know

    Graduate School vs. Undergrad: What to Know
    You finished four years of college and feel that you have finally accomplished your goal. Now you will be able to go out and get hired, on the spot, for the job you have always wanted. Or will you? Obtaining the job you want right out of college isn’t always a reality. Many college graduates end up working jobs just to ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Tips for Paying for College

    Tips for Paying for College
    “O, that this too too solid debt would melt Thaw and resolve itself into a dew!” Okay, maybe Hamlet didn’t say “debt,” but we can be struck by a Shakespearean despair when we think about paying for college. For me, the biggest obstacle was trying to find ways to afford college. I decided I could not go to my dream college ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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