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Preparing for College

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Many changes are ahead, and one change that is less evident than dorm life is your academic time zone. By zone, I mean your approach to how, when, and what you study

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Without a doubt, your parents, your teachers, and even that chemistry prof uncle can provide great writing guidance. However, getting too much feedback can confuse or even overwhelm you. What happens when two individuals give you suggestions that both make sense to you—but those ideas are a bit different...

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Founding a student organization is not done on a whim. It takes planning, relationship building, and hard work. When done well, it not only “looks good” for college but also can positively impact your school community for years to come.

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Confused about the differences between ED, EA, REA, and SCEA? Unsure what's best for you? Maureen Delaney guides you through the maze of early applications.

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The College Board and the ACT have released new tables so that you can more accurately compare scores. Find out what you need to know!

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Jeff Knox, PrepMatters' Director of Educational Planning, discusses the decision by the University of Chicago to make standardized tests optional for undergraduate applicants.

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Letters of recommendation confirm your strengths and distinguish you from other students. As your teachers talk about you as a whole person, they also offer third-party support for the narrative about yourself that you share in your college essay.

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

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A review of essay prompts can be a great way to prepare for the writing process. A creative prompt may just the spark a fresh perspective or a new insight about yourself. And, this new idea could go on to inspire your main essay, after you’re well rested and ready to start writing your college essay.

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Amherst and Williams are unquestionably two of the finest schools in the U.S., and the top spots in rankings for liberal arts schools that they routinely garner are proof of that claim.