Rebecca Barer

I am an avid reader, and I devote most of my time to writing and cooking. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family and generally enjoying life. I'm so excited to start at Johns Hopkins University this fall!


A Comparison of the Most Popular College Application Platforms

You've probably heard of the Common, Coalition, and Cappex Applications in your college search. Here's some advice to help you choose which one to apply more

How to Navigate Admitted Students Visits

Congratulations on getting accepted to college! Now your calendar is bursting with admitted student days. Here's a quick guide to help you get through all of more

How to Navigate High School Clubs and Activities

Extracurricular activities are a great way to blow off steam after school, plus they look great on college applications. Here's your guide to extracurriculars!read more

How to Be Supportive This College Decision Season

You've waited months for your college admission decisions. As those letters roll in, consider how you can be supportive to your friends during this stressful more

How to Navigate Your SAT Subject Tests

Another test to take?! SAT Subjects Tests can be confusing and daunting, but here's a breakdown to make them less more

7 Things to Do While Waiting for Your Admission Decisions

You thought the hardest part was applying to college, but it turns out it's waiting to hear to hear back!. Stay sane while you wait for your admission decisions with these seven more

Tips for Better Organization and Study Habits in High School

The best way to stay on top in high school is to stay organized. Here are some tips to improve your study environment and get ahead of the more

How to Narrow Down Your College List

So many colleges, so little time to apply. Consider these tips to narrow down your choices and decide where you really want to more

Not Sure What You "Want to Do" After High School? Start Here

Still trying to figure out what it is you want to be "when you grow up"? Check out this guide to help you get on the right track to your more

My Experience With IB Exams

If you're in an IB program, you're probably nervous about the IB exam. Read about one of our student writer's experience with her IB more