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What to expect on the ACT Essay

What to expect on the ACT Essay

The ACT Writing Test—colloquially referred to as the ACT essay—is an optional 40-minute test that does not affect your overall ACT score. But just because the writing test is optional when you register, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s necessarily optional for you. Select schools, maybe even your dream university, actually do require the ACT essay as […]

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How to Study the Night Before the SAT

No matter how well you prepare for the SAT, there’s already enough mystery without adding to it. The more you prepare the night before the SAT for the things you can control, the more energy you can put towards the test. And the less stressed you are, the better you will do on the exam. […]

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College Admissions: Extracurriculars and Volunteering

  Whether you are a freshman just starting high school or a junior getting ready to apply to college, getting involved in extracurriculars and volunteering is always the way to go. It is never too early/late to get involved! Here are some helpful tips that can help you learn why, when, and how you should pursue extracurriculars at your high school:  Why? […]

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Why You Should Take High School Clubs Seriously

More often than not, building up a repertoire of experience is something that will help you in almost every aspect of your professional and academic life—and it’s never too early to start. Thus, don’t underestimate the importance of high school clubs and extracurriculars when it comes to success in high school, college, and beyond. Choosing high school […]

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5 Tips for Battling Senioritis

Seniors, this is it—your final year of high school. Except now, you’re not only focusing on managing your course load, but college admissions as well. There’s a lot to juggle, from college applications and essay-writing to collecting letters of recommendation and possibly studying for the SAT or ACT one last time. And this is on […]

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My Daughter's College Admission Journey

My Daughter’s College Admission Journey

After a year plus-long process of preparing for the SAT and ACT—numerous visits to U.S. News & World Report’s ranking site, writing and rewriting the application essay, and securing letters of recommendation from the teachers who know her best—my daughter made her choice of what college to attend. In the fall, she will be part […]