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Chances are, you may be missing a few shingles here and there. Maybe your writing could use some attention. Math remediation from the end of 8th grade when you kind of checked out? Organizational skills, well, not so organized?

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The transition from middle school to high school can be one of those classic opportunities for a fresh start.

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Reflecting On Your First PSAT

Test Prep

Congratulations! It is officially fall and the PSAT is behind you. What do you do now? Forget it and walk away? Bide your time until the holidays? Take some time before then to make the most of the experience.

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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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Now that the tests are over students never need study vocabulary again, right? Well, not exactly.

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Brains, like muscles, do not grow strong and resilient through constant, exhaustive effort, but rather through intermittent periods of manageable stress, and rest. The default mode network is all about connection: connection to other people, to our pasts and futures, and to ourselves.

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As colleges build a well-rounded class of students, they often shape the class by drawing on an assortment of angles and special abilities. Communicate your strengths so that your story will make you a standout.

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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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BU, NYU, and USC all offer highly regarded theater performance programs. To get in, however, you must show that you ‘have the goods’ both academically and theatrically.

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Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Tulane University have always had somewhat of a dual identity: enjoying a certain popularity but still looking for greater academic respect outside of the south. These two schools have always enjoyed popularity, but in recent years they have truly spread their wings. Today their national reputations reflect their growth and academic muscle.