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The college admission process can be a long, winding road but an experienced IEC can smooth some of the bumps and make the process a bit easier. Think about it and then make the decision that is right for you.

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Your Winning Team

Life Skills

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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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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Water Your Brain

Life Skills

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

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Watch the Seniors

College Life Skills

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

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The Follow Through

Life Skills Schoolwork & Studying

Following through will help you continue the narrative you’ve conveyed in your applications and also establish habits you’ll find useful for a lifetime.

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The Final Summer Before High School

Life Skills

What to do with your final summer before high school? Should you binge your favorite shows you missed from the school year? Sleep until noon every day? Engage 100% in non-academic activities? How do you make the most of that time and still feel refreshed? Here are a few things to consider.

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Suggestions for Summer Reading

Life Skills

Summer is a great time to exercise your curiosity and follow your instincts toward a new interest. So why not experiment and create a whole new area of the world to investigate. Books can be a great companion to your summer. Need some ideas? To get you started, PrepMatters tutors and counselors have put together a list of suggestions—a few sparks that may send you on a path to the unexpected.

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Space Inside & Out

Life Skills

Curate warm spaces for your incubation, growth, and comfort. It’s cold out there.

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Some Notes on Notes

Life Skills Schoolwork & Studying

Making the most of your class time through effective note taking is key to managing a busy workload, and mastering these skills in high school will pay off not only now but also in college.