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Bon Voyage, Anne Saulkalns

Anne Saulkalns is the warm and welcoming lady who administers practice tests under a watchful eye at PrepMatters. She has been a stalwart at PrepMatters for some thirteen years but, sadly for us, has decided that it’s time to close this chapter of her life.

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Adjusting to College Life

College Life Skills

Jake Winter is finishing his first year at Carleton College and is happy as can be, but Carleton certainly wasn’t his first thought.

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3 Tips to Boost Stress Immunity

Life Skills Schoolwork & Studying

Stress management tips to help students feel in control of their lives. A sense of control stress and improves motivation.

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A Case for Summer Learning

Schoolwork & Studying

Consider the value of using downtime from school for learning. As we relax and go into the summer months, we have time to REALLY ponder our interests, read for pleasure, and investigate subjects that seem to beckon our attention.

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Collegiate Life at University of Virginia

College

Samantha Clavelli shares her experiences at the University of Virginia. While she recognizes the competitiveness of UVA, she sees flexibility as the key to college success.

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Your Homework: Digging in the Dirt

School Admissions

Yay, spring! Hey, juniors! How are you doing? I understand that this question from a college counselor can immediately prompt...

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Buzzword: Creativity and Cognition

College School Admissions

Among cognitive skills, creativity is sometimes looked down upon as being both frivolous and beyond our conscious control. On skeptical...

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After Class: Affinity Groups

School Admissions Schoolwork & Studying Test Prep

Here’s a quiz. Do you know what these acronyms stand for? ASA GSA BSU BAG FLO In high school, you...

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Get in the Flow

College School Admissions

Brains develop by the ways they are used, and repeated experiences create distinct circuits. How then do we exercise our...

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Waitlisted: Keep Calm and March On

School Admissions

Congratulations, seniors! You are well on your way to National Decision Day. It has been a very busy year, and...