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How to Revise an Essay

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Posted by Chris Zhang

August 26, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Essay College Guide

*Why is the curtain blue?* For some, writing is a passion and something that comes naturally. For others, it is a GPA killer. Even if writing doesn't come intuitively to you, it is still possible to do well in a writing or English class. Throughout college, you'll be tasked with writing multiple essays. This may seem daunting, but no matter how gifted you are in writing, you can still do well through revision. This guide will give some tips to help you during the revision process.

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How to Tackle "Weed-Out" Classes and Other Difficult College Classes

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Posted by Chris Zhang

August 11, 2019 at 3:00 PM

College College Classes Guide

One way or another, you'll eventually encounter a "weed-out" class or a difficult class while in college. These are classes that can kill your GPA and sometimes demoralize you and make you doubt your academic abilities. There's lots of studying, lots of stress, and will sometimes result in you dropping the course all together. But don't worry, this guide will discuss some things to do to make this an easier time and help you ace these courses.

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How to Tackle College Admissions?

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Posted by Sanjana Viswanathan

July 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM

College Admissions Extracurriculars

Every student looks for the magic formula that would get them into their top choice colleges. Well, don't you want to find out what it is?

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Expectations vs. Reality of College Admissions

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Posted by Sanjana Viswanathan

August 15, 2019 at 11:30 AM

College Admissions

College admissions myths... busted!

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The Top 20 Most Selective Colleges

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Posted by Chris Zhang

July 30, 2019 at 1:00 PM

College Admissions Acceptance Rate College

The first thing many people look at when considering colleges is their acceptance rate. A school's acceptance rate is commonly considered a determinant of its quality. The lower the acceptance rate, the better the college is. However, this isn't true all the time. Due to admission strategies like being test-optional or not having any supplements, a college can deflate their acceptance rate. Some schools also have low acceptance rates unrelated to academic excellence of their admitted students. However, lower acceptance rates are a good general indicator of a college's quality. When you look at Harvard's 4.7% acceptance rate, you'll probably think Harvard's quality is better than a college with an 80% acceptance rate. In this article, we'll discuss which colleges have the lowest acceptance rates and why certain schools have such a low acceptance rate.

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How to Make the Most Out of a College Visit

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Posted by Sanjana Viswanathan

August 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM

College Visit Admissions

Planning a college visit and confused on its purpose? Find out a list of really useful things to do at every college visit.

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Juniors: How Soon Is Too Soon To Be Done With testing?

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Posted by Alan Zhang

August 02, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Test prep Admissions College

If you're a junior wondering when you can finally be done with testing, and aren't sure whether or not to keep trying - check out our guide here!

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Extracurricular Activities and College Admissions Part 2

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Posted by Alan Zhang

July 30, 2019 at 8:00 AM

College Extracurriculars Admissions

Part two about extracurriculars and college admissions!

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Extracurricular Activities and College Admissions Part 1

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Posted by Alan Zhang

July 26, 2019 at 8:00 AM

College Admissions Extracurriculars

Wondering about how extracurricular activities impact college admissions? Check out what we have to say here.

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First Day of Classes: College Edition

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Posted by Gerrin T. Alexander

August 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM

College Back-to-School Tips and Tricks

College is completely different from high school. As a high school senior, I thought I knew exactly what I was getting myself into for college. And boy, did I have a wake-up call! Continue reading this article to find out what to expect on your first day of class in college.

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Open Admission (4-year) Colleges

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Posted by Gerrin T. Alexander

August 15, 2019 at 4:00 PM

College

I get it. Some of you aren't trying to get into the top ten schools in the country and some of you probably have no idea what schools you want to apply to. Don't stress yourself over getting into college. In fact, I have a little secret to ease your mind: There are open admission colleges (open enrollment colleges) out there to enroll in! No matter your GPA or standardized test scores, you can get a college degree at any of these schools. Sounds too good to be true? Read the rest of this article to find out more!

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College-To-Do-List

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Posted by Gerrin T. Alexander

August 08, 2019 at 5:00 PM

College

College application season is just around the corner. That means that now is the time to get serious about your future. I know, scary right? But, it shouldn't be that scary if you are ready to impress the colleges you are applying to. So, what does that mean? I'll tell you what it means: MAN OR WOMAN OR PERSON UP AND GET YOUR BUTT IN GEAR, GOSH DANGIT! Take certain measures and adopt the strategies needed to ensure confidence for college application success.

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How to Choose Your College Courses

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Posted by Chris Zhang

August 06, 2019 at 2:00 PM

College Courses Tips and Tricks

You got into college. It's the summer before you start your 4 year journey of fun times and discovering your interests before you dive into the "adult world." You have a mix bag of emotions: excitement, anxiety, maybe even a little bittersweetness. College will be some of the best 4 years of your life, and all that hard work - prepping for standardized tests, maintaining a strong GPA, working on applications - during the college process has led to 4 years of cruising. Right? Unfortunately, that isn't the case. Colleges offer a variety of majors and courses to take that it's challenging to choose the correct route to take in one's higher education. The decisions you make in college have the power to alter the rest of your life, and this pressure can be overwhelming. *How can we expect an 18 year old to make these decisions?* To help you out, this article will explore some tips to help guide you when you're figuring out what you'd like to study.

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