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12 Tips to Assist Your Executive Functions

We’ve talked a lot lately about executive functions like creativity, time management, persistence, and planning. But that’s a lot to…

Understanding the Common Application, the Coalition Application, and Other Options.

Senior Year is nearly here, and you are feeling ready! You’ve spent time researching colleges, building a balanced list, and…

Being Present Now While Looking Ahead to the Future

Junior year is much like having two monitors on your desk. On one screen, you see your current life: AP…

Preparing (or Not) for the PSAT

Whether it is better to suffer the passages and problems of a standardized test or to take steps against the…

Getting to Know Your College Counselor

Welcome to high school! In addition to juggling new classes and new responsibilities, you’ll also be meeting lots of new…

The Value of Your Vocabulary

Congratulations! You’ve made it past middle school. For some of you, that means those pesky secondary school admissions tests are…

How to Adult

By Joi Donaldson  As you may have heard, we millennials have ruined everything. You, the person sitting in the Gen…

Toni Morrison and the Perfect College Essay

Published August 12, 2019 How one of America’s bravest voices teaches us to nail the dreaded personal statement  “I’m a…

“I Don’t Get It”: 5 Things to Say When You Don’t Get Something in Class

You’re in class, following along, taking notes, and then the teacher says something you don’t understand. All around you, your…