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Testing/Test Prep

Subject Tests Are Gone? Cool.
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By Arun Ponnusamy
January 21, 2021 | 3 minute read

When you’re an admissions officer turned college counselor, you’re always a bit curious about the educational path a person has taken before intersecting with you. So, as the nation...

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Testing/Test Prep

To Test or Not To Test: Junior Edition
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By Casey Near
January 13, 2021 | 7 minute read

Author’s note: writing about standardized testing for the last year has felt like juggling whilst on a circus ball; there are a million moving parts, and the ground is shifting beneath...

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Life Advice for Teens

Resolve to Create a Healthy Habit
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By Kevin McMullin
January 6, 2021 | 2 minute read

Ah, New Year’s Resolutions. We’re so brimming with confidence when we make them. We promise ourselves not to break them this year. But somehow, all that fortitude and gumption we were...

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What Colleges Look For

The College Admissions Stories of 2020
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By Casey Near
December 30, 2020 | 4 minute read

After what's been a doozy of a year, I decided to focus this final post of 2020 on establishing a narrative -- as best I could -- for the year that was, and a little bit of the year that...

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College Applications

The 2020 Blog Throwback
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By Casey Near
December 23, 2020 | 3 minute read

Dating back eleven years ago, when our founder Kevin began his ten-year run of the Wise Like Us blog, we’ve always focused on bringing clarity, calm, and joy to this process. And in a...

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College Applications

Free Resources to Help *ALL* Seniors Find Their Strong Close to 2020
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By Arun Ponnusamy
December 16, 2020 | 4 minute read

For those of you who want the good stuff right away, scroll on down. We won't be mad. Those of you who want a little bit of an appetizer, read on.

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