Erica West

Erica West

Hello there! My name is Erica, and I am happy to make your acquaintance. Calculus, reading, viola, and traveling: these are a few of my favorite things (I also like musicals). I don't have a favorite book, but my favorite genre is definitely historical fiction. I am the viola section leader in my high school's highest orchestra and in a successful string quartet. I plan to major in Mathematics when I go to college then go on to study law and become a patent lawyer.

Articles

Your First Part-Time Job: A Guide for Students

Starting part-time employment as a full-time student can be stressful, especially if it's your first job. Here's how to make a smooth transition.read more

Should You Register for AP Tests? Top Pros and Cons of the Exams

Thinking about taking AP Tests this May but aren't sure if they're worth the investment? Maybe this guide can help you decide.read more

Dear Future Seniors: Wisdom for Your Last Year of High School

Being a senior can be stressful, so here are some tips for juniors before they embark on their last year of high school.read more

How to Interview for Scholarships (and Win!)

Scholarship interviews can be intimidating, but you'll come out on top if you follow these tips.read more

How to Talk to College Kids on Campus Tours

College kids can seem intimidating. So how do you talk to them on campus tours? These tips will help you build up your courage and get you talking in no time. read more

SAT 101: Handy Tips and Tricks for the Test

This advice for each section for the SAT will help make your testing experience a whole lot easier! read more

Great Books to Read This Summer if You're in High School

Looking for some book recommendations? These are some of the best books high school students can read over the summer. read more

Where Famous People Went to Summer Camp

Worried about getting bored this summer? So were these guys. Instead, these famous people went to summer camp!read more

Sleepy Students: What Being Tired Does to Teens

Are you getting enough sleep? If you're in high school, you're probably not. And it's messing you up.read more

College Visits in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall

It's the most wonderful time of year to visit colleges...or is it? Here are the pros and cons of visiting campuses during winter, spring, summer, and fall.read more