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

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Hydration: not just for exercise anymore. Ned Johnson discusses cutting-edge research demonstrating the connection between dehydration and impaired cognition.

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Classes suggest teachers, clubs mean friends, and sports usually involve teammates and coaches. So, your school day is full of people – many folks --all playing different roles in your life.

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One great way to learn something new is to watch someone else do it first.

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The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is the entrance exam required by many Catholic high schools. Its content is somewhat similar to that of the SSAT and ISEE, but the HSPT is much faster paced: the SSAT has roughly twice as many questions as the other two tests but the test runs for about the same amount of time. The individual questions, though, tend to be less intensive with fewer moving parts.

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Aaron Golumbfskie, PrepMatters' Director of Education, discusses the lessons we can take away from finishing the gauntlet of high school standardized tests that linger long after we've put down all our No. 2 pencils.

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The key to successfully navigating your upcoming midterms is to go into them with both the right attitude and the right preparation.

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The college admission process is longer for some than for others, but the length of the race is not really what counts.

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While it is certainly disappointing to be informed you haven’t been accepted, it does not mean you only have to accept the decision passively. As with any negative outcome, recognize it is not a verdict about you, and decide to use the disappointment to spur you to positive activity.

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If you are a junior, this is where it gets real (or, arguably, really tough). APs, SATs, exams. Oh my!...