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Your Homework: Digging in the Dirt

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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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Among cognitive skills, creativity is sometimes looked down upon as being both frivolous and beyond our conscious control. On skeptical...

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Here’s a quiz. Do you know what these acronyms stand for? ASA GSA BSU BAG FLO In high school, you...

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Get in the Flow

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Brains develop by the ways they are used, and repeated experiences create distinct circuits. How then do we exercise our...

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Waitlisted: Keep Calm and March On

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Congratulations, seniors! You are well on your way to National Decision Day. It has been a very busy year, and...

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The importance of demonstrated interest – actions you take that help a college gauge how likely it is that you...

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In this issue, we feature Wake Forest University of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and the University of Richmond, located in Richmond,...

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When James Barlia was a high school senior, he had only a few thoughts about what he wanted in a...

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

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The college essay is your personal touch: an opportunity to demonstrate your writing and communications skills, proving your readiness for...