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How to Rethink Activities This Fall
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By Patti Miller
August 26, 2020 | 6 minute read

Commercials for school supplies are airing, which means summer must be winding down (some people mark summer’s end with Labor Day; for me, it’s official when I see my first Target...

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College Research

Creative College Research
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By Christopher Logan and Nicole Pilar
August 19, 2020 | 10 minute read

Like all good millennials, I have a horrible penchant for reality TV. Yes, I can name all of the Kardashians, I compete in a fantasy league for Survivor, and I have considered submitting...

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Testing/Test Prep

To Test or Not to Test: The August Edition
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By Casey Near
August 12, 2020 | 5 minute read

A note: One month ago, I wrote a piece about the guidance I’d give three sample high school seniors around standardized testing. With the pace of change these days, I’ll be updating my...

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College Essays

Crushing Your Supplemental Essays, the Collegewise Way
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By Annie Behari
August 5, 2020 | 10 minute read

What Are Supplemental Essays? Students applying to college understandably put a lot of time and energy into worrying about the “College Essays.” That is, of course, a perfectly...

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What Colleges Look For

What Hasn't Changed This Fall
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By Annie Behari
July 30, 2020 | 3 minute read

Seniors, what’s still in your control?! You’re probably thinking that you are doomed. After all, we’re in the middle of a global pandemic that has severely affected our country in...

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Being Black in College: Webinar Series for High School Students
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By Noor Haddad
July 29, 2020 | 2 minute read

When I first started at Collegewise four years ago, one of the most notable experiences for me was hearing from leaders of ACCEPT (Admissions Community Cultivating Equity and Peace Today)

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