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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

FAQs as a New College Student - Answered

Posted by mark sko on Fri, Sep 18, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

What’s the best way to meet people?

Some might suggest that the most daunting aspect of college is making friends.  Out of thousands of young adults, somehow you have to find a group of like-minded people to spend your time with.  I mean, who wants to be alone throughout all four years of college?  Chances are, you’ll be happier the more connections you make.  It’s like high school all over again, except with a larger pool to weed through.

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Topics: undergraduate student common questions, college freshman advice, college questions, college freshman questions, new student FAQs