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Suggestions for Summer Reading

Life Skills

Summer is a great time to exercise your curiosity and follow your instincts toward a new interest. So why not experiment and create a whole new area of the world to investigate. Books can be a great companion to your summer. Need some ideas? To get you started, PrepMatters tutors and counselors have put together a list of suggestions—a few sparks that may send you on a path to the unexpected.

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The National College Decision Deadline, quite a few colleges are accepting applications from seniors for the fall of 2018. (You can check out the current list here). So for students who are perhaps late to the game or who just want to further expand their options, it’s good to know that there are excellent options still available.

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The dynamic behind the want to do and feel like doing game is complex. There are many forces at play. Temperament, internal and external motivators, a sense of urgency, perseverance, rationalization, and even distractions can all play a part.

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For two universities that are so well known and in the public eye, it is perhaps curious that each has a bit of a head-scratcher for a nickname. After all, what in the world is a “tar heel”? And what’s a “wahoo,” for that matter?

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Preparing for the College Interview

School Admissions

Prepare with practice and research. Relax and reveal yourself. Remember to express yourself in writing by sharing your resume and writing a thank you note.

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the College Board shouldn’t be surprised if students are using online exams to prepare. Should it work hard to not have tests leak online in the first place and stop the legitimately bad actors who are out there releasing unauthorized tests or looking to cheat? Of course. Should it take exam security seriously? Absolutely. But that seriousness must include not reusing exams that can be found online with nothing more than a google search.

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Reduce Stress in Privacy Mode

School Admissions

As you dial down to the nitty-gritty of your application details, switch your approach to privacy mode

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After Class: High School Athletics

After Class

In this month's Rising Freshman Tip Sheet, Educational Counselor Jeff Knox discusses the value of high school athletics.

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With school starting, we thought we’d give you a quick cheat-sheet to help you stay effective in your efforts. We've put together our favorite bite-sized tips to plan and start projects, foster creativity, stay motivated, and follow through.

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Law students have always come from a variety of backgrounds. The typical incoming class has its fair share of political science and history majors, but it also includes scientists, artists, and business experts, among many others. As diverse as their paths to law school might have been, however, these students always had one thing in common: they all took the LSAT. Not so very long ago, every law school in the US required the LSAT for admission, and none accepted anything else.