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The New Year brings a cold snap and a chance to evaluate our priorities, set our intentions to change our...

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Understanding Your PSAT Score Report

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As you look over your PSAT score report, try not to focus too much on the top line scores. Sure,...

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Many students are about to find themselves buried under a blizzard of offers, their inboxes overflowing and their counters stacked...

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Here’s a fun math problem: If a college applicant applies to 20 schools, each with a 5 percent admission rate,...

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Even if you’re not particularly inclined to check the history of each school, you will want to seek, and be...

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Transitioning from High School to College

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At her parents’ urging, Catherine Peterson began looking at colleges in her sophomore year, beginning with a visit to Bates...

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Preparing for the College Interview

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Prepare for the college interview with practice and research. Relax and reveal yourself. Express yourself in writing with a resume...

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Please don’t post pics of your turkey dinner. Don’t Instagram your far-flung family with photos of your goings-on while ignoring...

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A recent blog of mine focused on the Nobel Prize award in Physiology or Medicine 2017 to Hall, Rosbash, and Young “for their discoveries...

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SSAT at Home, Part Two: Verbal As many parents remember, and as many teenagers are regrettably learning, a strong vocabulary...