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What Should I Expect on the PSAT? college board psat test prep Oct 05, 2018

What should you be prepared for on the PSAT? 

  1. Guessing allowed.  Remember, no deductions are made for incorrect answers on the PSAT.  So – guess away! 
  2. Prepare to read for content. PSAT uses long reading passages, with questions based on content not...
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The Do’s and Don’ts of College Essay Writing Sep 07, 2018

It’s September – time to finalize your college essays. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts to guide you.

College Essay General Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s

  1. Do be concise and write about something you know about.
  2. Do be open and authentic. Reveal something about your...
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Do I Need to Take the SAT Essay or ACT Writing Section? act act writing sat sat writing Aug 30, 2018

The essay portion of the SAT and the Writing section of the ACT are both optional.  At press time, according to the Princeton Review, only 15 colleges require the SAT Essay and only 17 colleges require the ACT Writing section.  Just a note – ALL of the University of...

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3 Steps To Creating The Ultimate Activities List Aug 17, 2018

Sports, clubs, academic competitions, music, work, social activism? Colleges care about how you spend your time outside of class. Here are 3 steps to the Ultimate Activities List.

Write down ALL the activities you have been involved in during high school. As your get this information down,...

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What's your favorite dance tune? summer Jul 11, 2018

It’s all about you! 

Enjoy this summer and start thinking about what you like, and what is important to you. Summer is a good time to do as much preparing for next year as you can. Here is an activity you can do with your friends. It is fun to compare notes and learn about each other....

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Anxious to see your AP scores? Find Out When, Why, and How ap exam score scale ap scores ap test Jul 05, 2018

The wait is over! AP tests come out this week. Scores come out by physical location. View the date and location schedule, and your scores, on the College Board schedule.

 

What is the AP exam score scale?

There is no “pass” or “fail” on the AP tests....

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6 Tips To Reduce Your Stress and Help You Do Your Best On Your SAT/ACT act holistic admissions sat test taking tips May 31, 2018

Standardized testing can be daunting!  Follow these tips to reduce your stress and help you do best on your tests.

 

1.         3 Times is Enough

 

Plan to take the SAT/ACT no more than 3 times each. You should be done testing by fall of your...

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6 Tips on How to Spend Money in College atm budget credit card money May 24, 2018

Graduation completed? Check!
Dorm room selected? Check!
ATM card for college! What? Get an ATM card?

Before you leave for college, you need to learn how to handle money. Here are 6 tips for you to consider as you prepare to go off to college in the fall.

  • Open a bank account NOW and get an ATM card...
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5 Tips for Excelling as a College Freshman college high school to college timeline May 18, 2018

Going from high school to college is a big step!  A current college student shares five tips for excelling as a freshman in college.

1. Learn to manage your time.

Classes in college are arranged differently than high school.  You will have gaps in time between classes.  Plan each...

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College Selection: What's in a Location & Why it is Important? college location college selection college size social fit May 10, 2018

How do you describe where you live?  City? Suburb? Country? As you explore colleges, one thing to consider is the location of the college.  Location can make a significant impact on your college experience. Think about where you want to go to school.  

 Here are terms...

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Teacher recommendations? First some self-reflection... college essay topics counselor high school letters of recommendation teachers timeline Apr 19, 2018

It will soon be time to ask your teachers and your counselor for letters of recommendations. But before doing that it helps to have done some self-reflection. Think about your three favorite classes on campus. Answer the following questions about yourself and how you have performed in each...

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