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Why Do I Have to Outline? (And Other Tips for Starting Your Essay)

Have you ever gotten halfway through a writing assignment, only to realize you have no idea what you’re saying or…

How to Take Control in High School

Originally published January 10, 2019 Welcome to the new year! We hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday…

How to Form Good Habits

Welcome to junior year, the most important year of the high school transcript. This will be the most recent full-year…

9 Tips for Your Best Sleep

Many of us know how crucial sleep is to our daily lives and how a lack of sleep can cause…

Responsibility in High School Admissions

Many families with eighth grade students are well into the process of looking at potential secondary schools for their children….

College Applications: It’s All in the Details

College applications take a lot of work. You’ve got to fill out the form in addition to writing essays and…

Help! The PSAT is Right Around the Corner!

At this point, junior year is in full swing, and you now understand what all your upperclassmen friends have been…

Stay Confident, Avoid Distraction, and Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Ah, the sound of silence. The unnatural quiet of senior year when, come fall, the college application process kicks into…

Senior Year: What to Expect

It is true that junior year grades are paramount, but colleges do consider senior year transcripts. Work hard and continue…

The Latest Trends in College Admissions

PrepMatters has just released the 2019-2020 edition of its Top Colleges Requirements Chart. Having prepared and presented it for a…