Tag: advice

The 3 Keys to Surviving Finals

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Georgia Institute of Technology

Wondering what college finals are like? Here are the three keys to making it out alive by the end of the week. read more

Video: SAT and ACT Tips for High School Students

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

If you're planning on taking the SAT or ACT, you need to watch this video. read more

Can You Make Studying More Fun?

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How do you make studying more fun? It's often a matter of managing your time, scheduling intensive periods as well as breaks, giving yourself small rewards, and creating the right environment. read more

Why AP Scores Don't Matter in College Admission

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Director of SAT Programs, Veritas Prep

The first two weeks of May are when AP exams are administered across the country. Although these exams cause tremendous angst among high school teenagers, much of that fear is unfounded. AP exams are much less important to the college admissions process than most high school students, counselors, and parents think. read more

Advice for Parents of Children Who Don't Want to Go to College

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President, EducatedQuest.com

I'm a second-generation college graduate and the first in my family to go to graduate school. However, I've never believed that college is for everybody. If your high school student does not want to go to college, your first reaction should not be to turn pale or cry. It should be to ask why. read more

College Bound: What Every Student with Learning Differences Needs to Know

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Director, New Frontiers in Learning

During this time of year, high school juniors and seniors are hard at work preparing for college entrance exams, writing the perfect admission essay, touring colleges, and eagerly awaiting decision letters from their institutions of choice. While this can be an exciting yet stressful time for all students, students with learning differences have another level of factors they need to take into consideration when choosing the right college. read more

3 Tips to Help You Ace the SAT

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Varsity Tutors Contributing Writer

The SAT (once upon a time known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test) is unique in the experience of those college-bound students that take it. The good news is that there are a few time-tested techniques you can use in preparing for and taking the test. read more

Guest Post: When the Grinch Steals Your College Application

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College counselors Peggy Stacy and Gail Meyer offer their advice to parents and students juggling college admission and holiday stress. read more

Upgrade Your Study Habits

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Freelance Writer

College isn't high school 2.0. Here's what you need to know about upgrading your study habits. read more