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College Cousins: Johns Hopkins University and the University of Chicago

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Johns Hopkins University and the University of Chicago are both highly regarded academic and research institutions and, in addition, share...

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SSAT Support at Home

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Part One: Laying the Foundation As a test preparation tutor, I often get asked by parents “What can I do...

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How to Make the Most of Freshman Year

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You’re a freshman now, and freshman year is about breaking ground. While you’re adjusting and exploring new opportunities, your academic...

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Why Senior Year Isn’t the Time to Slack Off

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It is true that junior year grades are paramount, but colleges do consider senior year transcripts. Work hard and continue...

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Breaking the Beat

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The Nobel Pursuit of Circadian Rhythms I awoke with the sun on Monday morning, refreshed and aligned with the world. I was...

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College Transfer Student: From Wisconsin to Cornell

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Josephine Davis has an interesting story to tell. Her academic journey has taken her from Holton Arms to the University...

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College Cousins: Tulane University or University of Miami

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Why Cousins? Because they are similar in style and, therefore, attract similar styles of students. Two universities located in southern...

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Back to School Brain Fog: There’s a Nap for That

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Fresh notebooks. New backpacks. Summer turning to autumn. A looming zombie apocalypse. Ahh…back to school! With your kids just returned...

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7 Ways to Take Advantage of Sophomore Year

School Admissions Schoolwork & Studying Test Prep

Sophomore year is a keystone year. The transition from freshman to sophomore year of high school is rooted in refinement...

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Junior Year and the Importance of Staying Focused

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Welcome to junior year, the most important year of the high school transcript. This will be the most recent full...