Allison Wignall

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Allison Wignall
Allison is the Associate Editor of College Raptor. In addition to writing and editing posts, she also works on marketing and special projects. She recently graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor's degree in English: Creative Writing.

Must Have Items for Your College Freshman Dorm Room

student life

Moving into your freshman dorm is like starting a new chapter in your life. You have the (somewhat limited) space to express yourself, show off your style, and build something of your very own. Sure, decorations are a big part of that, but what about the other dorm room essential items? What should you bring? …

4 Helpful Tips for the SAT Writing Section

ACT & SAT

The SAT’s Writing Section is all about editing—whether it’s fixing grammar, sentence structure, word choice, or strengthening the overall message of a passage. Whether you’re dreading this section or feel prepared, here are 4 handy tips for mastering it. Know the Format The first step to conquering something is to know it inside and out. …

Myth: Student Loan Consolidation is the Same as Refinancing

myths

Just because student loan consolidation and refinancing are often mentioned together, does not mean the terms are interchangeable. In fact, the two services are quite different. Student Loan Consolidation Consolidate: combine a number of things into a single or more effective whole. That is exactly what student loan consolidation does. It takes multiple student loans …

If I Have Good Grades, Will the ACT / SAT Be Easier?

questions & answers

There are a lot of benefits that come with good grades—increased college acceptance odds, more scholarship opportunities, honors awards, academic accolades, etc. You’ve worked hard to achieve those good grades, but it doesn’t mean you can necessarily coast when it comes to the ACT and SAT. Here’s why: Even 4.0 Students May Not Be Good …

How Adverse Credit Affects Federal Student Loans

student loans

When it comes to student loans (or loans of any sort, really), credit history plays a large role. Many college-bound students won’t have a significant credit history, and will require a co-signer in order for lenders to loan them money. However, there are certain federal student loans that are geared more towards parents. Direct PLUS …

Hidden Gems in the US Press Kit | 2019

Hidden Gems in the US | 2019  — Press Kit Congratulations on your inclusion in our rankings! Below, you will find some creative assets that we have prepared to help you share the good news. If you have any questions about these materials please contact Chris Paasch at [email protected] Website Badge This transparent badge can …

Hidden Gems in the Northeast Press Kit | 2019

Hidden Gems in the Northeast | 2019 — Press Kit Congratulations on your inclusion in our rankings! Below, you will find some creative assets that we have prepared to help you share the good news. If you have any questions about these materials please contact Chris Paasch at [email protected] Website Badge This transparent badge can …

Hidden Gems in the Northwest Press Kit | 2019

Hidden Gems in the Northwest | 2019  — Press Kit Congratulations on your inclusion in our rankings! Below, you will find some creative assets that we have prepared to help you share the good news. If you have any questions about these materials please contact Chris Paasch at [email protected] Website Badge This transparent badge can …

Hidden Gems in the Midwest Press Kit | 2019

Hidden Gems in the Midwest | 2019  — Press Kit Congratulations on your inclusion in our rankings! Below, you will find some creative assets that we have prepared to help you share the good news. If you have any questions about these materials please contact Chris Paasch at [email protected] Website Badge This transparent badge can …