Three Ways to Choose the Best Fit College For You

Choosing a college is tough stuff. Whether you’re a high schooler, or an undergrad looking out the far, foggy horizon of grad school., choosing a college that’s right for you is tough stuff. But, thankfully, not impossible. And even more thankfully, if you’re a high schooler, it’s easier than you might think. Here is where … Continue reading Three Ways to Choose the Best Fit College For You

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Five Steps to Studying More Effectively

When the teacher announces that there is going to be a test on said day, your first reaction may be to freak out, then the girl next to you leans over and says “we need to form a study group” you agree and next thing you know, you are now in a study group. Congratulations. … Continue reading Five Steps to Studying More Effectively

How To Feel Your Best When You’re Not At Your Best: Tips for Deadling with Stress and Discontent

Growing up, my favorite activities were simple: dessert eating, computer game playing, and Disney World exploring. While meeting characters like Mickey and Minnie or gazing at firework shows that lit up the sky like the Las Vegas strip are just two of the multitude of things Disney is known for, my favorite parts were the … Continue reading How To Feel Your Best When You’re Not At Your Best: Tips for Deadling with Stress and Discontent

Seven Ways to Improve Your ACT Writing Score

During my junior year of high school, I decided to dedicate my time to being a peer editor. My free periods consisted of revising papers, from youthful, optimistic 6th graders to second-semester seniors that were definitely sliding. One question that I was constantly asked across the board was: “How do I become a better writer?” … Continue reading Seven Ways to Improve Your ACT Writing Score

How to Balance School and College Applications

If you are like any high school senior or junior, the demands from inside and outside of the classroom combined with the pressures of getting into college can leave you feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Seniors often feel that they have no way of balancing difficult academics, extracurricular, and college applications. Students should always try to … Continue reading How to Balance School and College Applications

Four Methods to Organize Your College Application Materials

If I’ve been known to be borderline obsessive about two things, they would be college and organization. I’d made my first college-themed binder in the seventh grade, taking my list of my top colleges at the time and collecting statistics to organize into the huge pink folder. Now, with college a lot more relevant and … Continue reading Four Methods to Organize Your College Application Materials

12 Ways to Distract Yourself While Waiting for College Decisions

After consulting teachers for recommendations, filing the FAFSA, researching college admissions procedural advice, and refining your Common App or college-specific application, all that is left to do is wait.  The reality is that the result has moved beyond your control and in the hands of the admissions decisions committee, and the weeks-long waiting period can … Continue reading 12 Ways to Distract Yourself While Waiting for College Decisions