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Plan: Think Before You Act

Life Skills Schoolwork & Studying

Now that you're an experienced high schooler, this is a good time to develop and practice the skill of planning. Maureen Delaney and John Jones offer their tips for developing strong skills in the planning department.

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As you look ahead at the jump from sophomore to junior year, how soon should you start test prep? Director of Instruction Aaron Golumbfskie offers his perspective on how best to determine when to test and when to begin test prep.

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In breaking with the curricular structure of traditional academia, these three venerable institutions exemplify what they teach their students, which is to pursue excellence in the path they choose to follow. Each has outstanding programs that work well for independent-minded and well-motivated student.

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This coming Wednesday, May 1, is National College Decision Day. This is the annual deadline by which almost all college applicants must choose an undergraduate school. Here are a few pointers to remember, now that you’ve likely made your decision about college.

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For students interested in the visual and performing arts, finding strong arts programs is a priority. Two of the best can be found at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Fine Arts in Pittsburgh.

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How NOT to Take a Practice Test

Life Skills Test Prep

Practice testing is a key part of the process of preparing for any standardized test. John Jones offers his guidance for steps to avoid when taking a practice test in order to get the most out of your diagnostic experience.

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Spring means that AP exams are approaching quickly. Here’s our experts’ tips for studying for the AP exams our students most commonly take, as well as a bit of test-day advice.

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Waitlisted: Keep Calm and March On

College School Admissions

Waitlisted at your first-choice college? Educational Counselor Maureen Delaney offers strategies for being proactive and taking control of the waitlist admissions process.

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At the end of your trip, be sure to take time to reflect on your experiences, discuss your impressions with others who have visited with you (or at other times), and evaluate schools based on your developing personal preference.

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Educational Counselor Katy Dunn offers some helpful Dos and Don'ts for getting the best possible letters of recommendation for your college application.