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10 Steps to Writing a College Essay That Gets Noticed

The college essay is your personal touch—an opportunity to demonstrate the writing and communications skills that prove your readiness for…

The Truth About Prepping for the SAT or ACT

Here are nine truths to keep in mind when prepping for the SAT or ACT. The most important factor in…

Should I Retake the SAT or ACT?

Tuesday was the first day of spring, which is great news for most people but perhaps not if you’re a…

After Class: Student Newspaper

Most high schools produce a regular student newspaper. They can come out monthly, quarterly, or once a semester. At some…

Buzzword: Delayed Gratification

Your high school years represent more than just classes and homework. Just as important as earning your best grades is…

A Student’s Story: The Importance of the College Visit

Wyatt Green Williams knows the advantages of attending a small, private high school. For one thing, it’s easy to know…

4 Ways Students Can Relieve Stress

Knowing the meanings of laconic, loquacious, or lugubrious does not prove you are smart. Nor does knowing the rules of…

Two Great Engineering Programs: Maryland and Penn State

Engineering is an applied science. It’s a discipline that uses scientific knowledge to solve problems, and it’s a rapidly growing…

The Air is Ripe With AP Exams, SAT Subject Tests (Oh, and Spring)

Spring To Do List Ah Spring! No more freezing rain and weather related late starts. You’re finally creeping out from…

Making Time for Test Prep

The spring semester is upon us, and with it brings AP exams, subject tests, spring musicals, college visits, a new…