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9 Helpful Standardized Testing Tips

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Standardized tests are designed to be tricky. Colleges will expect you to rise to the challenge of the ACT and SAT. Studying is important, but so is understanding the format of the tests. With the ACT/SAT, you may have to relearn how to take a test, since they’re quite different than a typical school exam. …
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3 Things to Do After You Submit Your College Applications

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After you’re done turning in your college applications, you’re not quite done with the whole “college preparation” thing. There’s plenty of other tasks that need to be completed! Here are three more to work on: Completing College Interviews Many colleges have interviews as part of the college application process. Some may be mandatory, while others …
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5 Things You Can Do During Winter Break To Impress College Admissions

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Winter break is the perfect time to fit in tasks that will help boost your application and impress college admissions committees. Working on essays about your extracurricular activities, volunteering, or even visiting colleges; here are a few ideas to get you started: Work on Your College Essays You want your college essay to show the …
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Pros And Cons Of Taking AP Tests

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Advanced Placement or AP classes offer ambitious high school students a great way to boost their college applications. Over 60% of high schools in the US offer a list of AP classes. If your high school doesn’t, you could still boost your college application by signing up for the most challenging courses that your high …
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Myth: A College with a High Acceptance Rate Must Not Be Good

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College acceptance rates are a helpful tool in understanding how competitive a college is. However, many people equate the acceptance rate to the quality of the school, and that can spread misconception. In other words, they believe that colleges with high acceptance rates aren’t “good”. In fact, a college and the experiences students have there are …
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3 College Questions To Ask Yourself if You’re Considering a Prestigious School

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If you’re considering a prestigious school, there are some important college questions you should be asking yourself before applying or taking the school up on an acceptance letter. Here are three you’ll want to think about. College Question #1: Why Do I Want to Go Here? The first question you should be asking yourself is …
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What Are the Advantages of Applying EA or ED?

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Some of your classmates are choosing early application and others are considering early decision, but you are not sure whether either one is right for you. That’s not surprising. Many students are not sure how they may benefit by applying EA or ED and whether they should choose either of these routes. Understanding early action …
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Improve Your ACT and SAT Scores with Method Test Prep

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It goes without saying that the ACT and SAT are a pretty big deal in the college world. It’s more than just another benchmark. Your ACT and SAT scores can affect your acceptance odds, qualify you for scholarships, and even open up the doors into honors programs. With all that on the line, it pays …
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