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Choosing a College

The Pre-Decision Pause: Waiting On College Application Results
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By Meredith Graham
December 10, 2020 | 5 minute read

Look at you, getting your college applications done and submitted! Congratulations! I’m really proud of you. Thank you—I’m pretty proud of my work and my applications, too. So, what’s...

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Study Skills

Learning About Learning: Study Tips for Students
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By Stefanie Toye
December 9, 2020 | 4 minute read

Pop quiz! We know some students are quickly approaching mid-term exams and long papers before the holiday break, so here’s a mini-quiz to get you started. We promise this quiz isn’t just...

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College Applications

To Send or Not? …and False Binaries in College Admission
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By Casey Near
December 3, 2020 | 5 minute read

The Myths When I speak with students, parents, and guardians about college, I’m never simply talking to the person in front of me – stay with me; I promise I’m not talking to ghosts. ...

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College Essays

App Deadline Looming? It's Not Too Late to Write Great Essays!
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By Arun Ponnusamy
November 25, 2020 | 4 minute read

We know a few seniors out there are maaaybe just getting around to writing essays for looming application deadlines. And to be fair, it's probably more than a few seniors because friends...

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Choosing a College

A Hot Take on College Rankings
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By Noor Haddad
November 18, 2020 | 4 minute read

The world of admissions is perceived to be a competition, and hyper-selective schools are perceived to be the prize. That’s why the U.S. News and World Report rankings have gotten...

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Book Recommendations

Cultivating Curiosity as a Reader: 12 Contemporary Fiction Books for Students
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By Verónica Leyva
November 11, 2020 | 5 minute read

My favorite books are the ones that make me feel right at home in someone else’s shoes. I love reading fiction and historical fiction because of how the characters open up my world to...

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