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Getting Scholarship Money to Fund Your Education: Where to Begin

Some tips on getting scholarship money to fund your education… 1. Start researching now. Don’t assume you’re ineligible for a scholarship without thoroughly researching what’s out there. Use the internet, see where your friends are applying, buy a scholarship guide at a bookstore, and ask your college counselor for suggestions. There are scholarships for everything, […]

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Tips on Applying Early Decision

Applying early to a college isn’t a simple decision. Whether your first-choice school offers early action or early decision, you may not want to hear the verdict on your application as early as December. Being denied admission to any school that early in your senior year can be demoralizing. It’s true that applying early can […]

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Tips on Editing Your College Admissions Essay

There are two ways to approach writing a college admissions essay: finding a unique subject, or finding a unique angle on a familiar subject. In addition to displaying your writing abilities, a college admissions essay helps round out your character to an admissions committee. It reveals – or is intended to reveal – who you […]

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Tips on Getting the Best Recommendations for College Applications

1. Ask your teachers early. In the fall of your senior year, your teachers will be flooded with rec requests from your classmates. Get ahead of the rush by asking your teachers in the spring of your junior year. They’ll appreciate having the entire summer to write you a recommendation.   2. Decide which of […]

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Top 10 SAT Writing Tips

1. Spot errors by listening for them. In the error identification section, your goal is to identify grammatical or structural errors in a given sentence. The upside: you don’t need to know how to correct these errors. All you’re required to do is recognize when an underlined portion is wrong, or when there are no […]

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Last-Minute SAT Prep Tips

Here are some last-minute SAT prep tips… Whether you’re taking the SAT in December for the first time or the umpteenth, you still have about a month left to prepare. Here are some tips for getting the most out of these remaining few weeks. 1) Go over those vocab flash cards one last time. By […]

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College Admissions Interview Tips

1) Watch your body language. Sit in a way that feels comfortable but still shows that you’re taking the situation seriously. Don’t cross your arms or adopt a posture that appears closed. Talking with your hands can seem friendly and enthusiastic, but don’t let it distract from whatever you’re saying. Give your interviewer a strong […]

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5 Test Prep Tips

When you learn about an upcoming test in any subject, it’s smart to tailor your studying strategy to both the individual test and your personal needs. Ask yourself the following questions: 1) What’s the format of the test? Find out what the questions will be like and how long you’ll have to complete the test. […]

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5 Ways to Improve Your SAT Verbal Score

1) Use a dictionary. No matter what you’re reading, take the time to look up words you don’t know. Not only will this improve your vocabulary (it’s the best way to do so), but it will improve your reading experience. You’ll understand the text better without relying purely on context (or skipping over the phrase […]

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