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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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Choosing A College Based on Feel

On what basis do most people choose a college? I have heard more than a few students admit to being strongly influenced by the person who gave them a tour of the campus. I can still remember what the cute tour guide at Columbia was wearing the day I visited, and that he was a […]

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Choosing a Topic for a College Admissions Essay

Choosing a topic for college admissions essays… The Problem with Being Un-Special When I was faced with describing my greatest accomplishment in a college admissions essay, I was at a total loss. In inviting such a description, the committee had managed to pinpoint my greatest shortcoming. I was exposed as the bland, provincial, un-special person […]

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How to Write an Admissions Essay that Works

In a recent article on the way standardized tests are graded, NY Times writer Todd Farley reveals that the people grading students’ essays don’t boast the credentials we might expect. The scores they assign are often influenced by emotions and circumstances. No matter who ends up grading your admissions essay, there are certain qualities of […]

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New Admissions and Tutoring Website Launched

Proud to announce our newest, most updated version of Top Test Prep’s website. Check it out: Private Tutors Hope you all enjoy and get in touch if you need private tutoring and admissions consulting. (800) 501-7737

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Free SAT Diagnostic/Mock Exam

Top Test Prep has PSAT, SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT and GRE programs to help students improve their scores. We have several private SAT prep and ACT tutors for schools like Walt Whitman, Wootton, Walter Johnson, Winston Churchill, and Bethesda-Chevy Chase, and many more in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. call (800) 501-PREP to find […]

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Education Experts

Looking for education experts? If you need an education expert and admissions counselor who specializes in getting students into top schools (Ivy League and beyond), contact Top Test Prep’s team at (800) 501-7737. As students are going back to school now, it’s important to get started on the applications. Our admissions counselors are dedicated to […]

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Writing the Best Admissions Essay

Here are some tips on how to write the best admissions essays and personal statements: Develop a theme: instead of listing every extracurricular activity you’ve done or all the things you have done throughout high school, write one consistent theme that embodies who you are as a student. Example: if you are an athlete but […]

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