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Stuck on where to begin writing your college essays? Take a look at some of our favorite supplemental essay prompts and get those creative juices flowing.

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A review of essay prompts can be a great way to prepare for the writing process. A creative prompt may just the spark a fresh perspective or a new insight about yourself. And, this new idea could go on to inspire your main essay, after you’re well rested and ready to start writing your college essay.

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The Universities of Michigan and Wisconsin are two big schools with big spirit, and two of the most popular public institutions in the U.S. Each has long, proud traditions and exemplify the big university experience. Both are big academically too and provide opportunities for students to participate in exciting research while developing their skill set.

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The SAT has ANOTHER score for me? How to make sense of the news about a new look at adversity and context in standardized testing.

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When a Tutor Takes the ACT

Test Prep

I know how bad it is to rush - I tell my students all the time that these tests are sneaky and full of traps - but it's hard not to be dominated by the sense that TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

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English teachers often require students to write college essays as a classroom assignments. Consider a

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When I Was Your Age

After Class Life Skills

Although not always easy, the most helpful response may be something such as, “I’m sorry to hear that. I suspect that’s true for other people too. Is there a way I, or someone else, can help?” It can help to listen, not just to the words, but for the message behind the words.

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Excited about your team winning the national championship? Not so fast, at least not if you're getting ready to apply to that school for college. Ned Johnson and Maureen discuss the impact of March Madness and other unexpected factors on college admissions.

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Thinking of taking AP US Government – or AP NSL, as it’s known to MoCo students? Or are you already deep in the course and looking ahead to the AP exam? Either way, you probably have heard about the recent course redesign, and here’s what you need to know.

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Is Working Too Hard Holding You Back?

Life Skills

Self-Driven Child co-author Ned Johnson offers guidance for parents and teens struggling with homework, performance, and burnout.