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4 Ways Students Can Relieve Stress

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Knowing the meanings of laconic, loquacious, or lugubrious does not prove you are smart. Nor does knowing the rules of...

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Two Great Engineering Programs: Maryland and Penn State

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Engineering is an applied science. It’s a discipline that uses scientific knowledge to solve problems, and it’s a rapidly growing...

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The Air is Ripe With AP Exams, SAT Subject Tests (Oh, and Spring)

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Spring To Do List Ah Spring! No more freezing rain and weather related late starts. You’re finally creeping out from...

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Making Time for Test Prep

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The spring semester is upon us, and with it brings AP exams, subject tests, spring musicals, college visits, a new...

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Destination: College Decision

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Hey, seniors. Managing the good news/bad news activity this month may bring on another form of March madness, but hang...

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Processing High School Admission News (No Matter What)

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Over the next few days, private schools will notify families about their admissions decisions. I’ve worked with hundreds of families...

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5 Tips to Navigate High School Admissions Decisions

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We’re not breaking new ground to note that life seems to come with ups and downs. And…we want to spare...

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Unexpected Results: Test Scores Can Uncover a Learning Disability

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Standardized tests have few virtues but not all are vices. One positive is that the tests serve as a tool...

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The Gap Year Option

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One way to launch your undergraduate years with purpose and determination is this: take a gap year! Recent studies show...

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College Cousins: American University and the University of Denver

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American University (AU) and the University of Denver (DU) have a number of shared characteristics, but there is one that...