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The Art of Being Productive in High School to be a More Attractive College Applicant (Part 2)

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 @ 09:45 AM

In our last blog post on this topic, we explored why today’s high school students must be so productive in high school. Getting good grades isn’t quite enough anymore. You need to show a variety of interests and ideally achieve leadership positions outside the classroom to maximize your chances of admission to a top college. We offered a six-step process to being more productive in high school:

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Topics: study skills, college education, college tips, undergraduate student common questions, college freshman advice, college questions, college advice, college student

The Art of Being Productive in High School to be a More Attractive College Applicant (Part 1)

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Most students know they need to be productive, because getting into an excellent college requires much more than good grades nowadays. It now requires a well written application highlighting many interests and accomplishments, including a high GPA.

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Topics: study skills, college education, college tips, undergraduate student common questions, college freshman advice, college questions, college advice, college student

Maximizing Meetings with Advisors & Professors as a College Student

Posted by Ziggy Yoediono, Zig Consulting on Thu, Aug 09, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

When I was a freshman advisor at Duke, most of my advice dealt with issues such as feeling overwhelmed academically, struggling to make friends and figuring out majors and careers. Looking back, however, one issue that I never discussed with my advisees but wished I had was how to make the most of a meeting. I know what you’re thinking: Huh? What do meetings have anything to do with being a college freshman? Allow me to explain.

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Topics: study skills, college education, college tuition, college tips, undergraduate student common questions, college freshman advice, college questions, college advice, college student

How to Excel in College While Employed in 11 Easy Steps

Posted by Parker Smith, Test Prep Champions on Thu, Jul 26, 2018 @ 09:52 AM

Are you working and taking college classes at the same time? If so, you probably already know how challenging it can be. But don’t worry. Even with limited time, you can succeed at both school and work. In the next few minutes, you’re going to learn 11 easy steps to follow to help you draw the best out of yourself in both settings. Since you’re a busy student, I’m sure you don’t have any time to waste. So, let’s get started!

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Topics: study skills, college education, college tuition, college tips, undergraduate student common questions, college freshman advice, college questions, college advice, college student

Dealing with Difficult Reading Passages on the SAT and ACT

Posted by Mike S. on Fri, May 18, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

The SAT and the ACT are not designed to be fun tests. That’s probably really obvious to you already! These tests takes forever, have a billion questions, and will turn you into a zombie for the rest of your Saturday.

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Topics: ACT study plan, SAT test, ACT test, SAT study plan, ACT prep, act reading, sat reading, sat prep

How a College Mindset Will Make You a Better College Candidate

Posted by Mike S. on Wed, Apr 11, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Many high-schoolers picture big lecture halls and pulling all-nighters with a pile of books in the library when the term college academics comes up. The fact of the matter is that few high schoolers have any idea what to expect from college, and end up pretty shocked for most of the first semester.

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Topics: test prep strategies, study skills, applying to college, improve academic performance, college prep

Common Wrong Answer Choices on the SAT and ACT Reading

Posted by Mike S. on Fri, Apr 06, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Many to-be ACT and SAT takers absolutely dread the Reading section for a series of totally fair reasons. The passages can be mind-numbingly boring. Questions about tone and author’s purpose seem cruelly subjective. So many of the questions have various answer choices that seem fine.

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Topics: ACT study plan, SAT test, ACT test, SAT study plan, ACT prep, act reading, sat reading, sat prep

ACT Science: Extracting Signals Through Noise to Improve Your Score

Posted by Steve Markofsky on Fri, Mar 23, 2018 @ 09:20 AM

“Ever thought about taking the ACT?”

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Topics: ACT study plan, ACT overview, ACT test, ACT Science, ACT prep

SAT Math: An Overview

Posted by Dhara Shah on Thu, Mar 08, 2018 @ 11:35 AM

Studying for the SAT can seem like a daunting undertaking, but all you really have to do to master it is break it up and take it one section at a time. Today, we will be highlighting the Math section of the SAT.

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Topics: SAT, SAT test, SAT study help, SAT study plan, SAT math

Should You Answer SAT Questions in Order?

Posted by Mike S. on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 @ 11:35 AM

 

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Topics: SAT, SAT test, SAT study help, SAT study plan, SAT writing