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On Thoroughness

College School Admissions

College applications take a lot of work. You’ve got to fill out the form in addition to writing essays and getting letters of recommendation. You’ve got to manage deadlines and document your activities. Almost everyone is aware of those requirements, but what’s often overlooked—due to either carelessness, hastiness, or laziness—are the little details.

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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.

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Get a head start on your college essay with these common application prompts.

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The statistics on smartphone use and mental health are both compelling and concerning. The time is right to consider your own personal needs and find the best way to stay connected – to both the demands of technology and the people around you.

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With AP exams rapidly approaching, here are some short bits of advice about the last days of studying and the test-day experience itself from our tutors for some of the most popular tests our students take. Above all else, remember to keep calm — you’ve got this!

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Junior year is much like having two monitors on your desk. On one screen, you see your current life: AP classes, debate team, culture club president, captain of the swim team. On the other monitor, sitting just next to present reality, sits future plan: college, and each screen is pulling for your attention.

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Juggling AP Courses

Schoolwork & Studying Test Prep

Another school year is about to wind up. Many of you might have already got your schedules for the coming year and, if you’re like many other rising juniors and seniors, it’s just chock-full of AP courses. Taking AP courses is de rigueur for most college-bound students these days...

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How to Take a Practice Test

Variability in testing environment, proctors, and other students can mitigate some of the hard work our students have put into the process. As some of these things occasionally occur on even our practice tests, we hope to help our students take advantage of the opportunity practice affords.

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How to Pick a Professor

College Life Skills

Like all students, Jake began his college journey by looking for a school that was a good fit him.

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How to Accept Feedback

Life Skills

Ok, so how does helpful feedback sound? How do we recognize its integrity over against needless criticism based in some indistinct emotional fog? Sometimes, the intention behind it is in tone and specific word choice.