Articles tagged with High School

3 Questions to Ask Your High School Guidance Counselor This Month

3 Questions to Ask Your High School Guidance Counselor This Month

The start of the spring semester—regardless of your high school grade—can be a pivotal time in your college admissions journey. You likely have a plethora of questions, most centered around what progress you should be making by this time in your high school career. In order to ensure you’re on track, meeting with your high school guidance counselor can be immensely beneficial. Questions to ask your guidance counselor include verifying that your class schedule has you on the right track, understanding which standardized tests are best for you, and learning how your extracurriculars factor into college admissions.  Hoping ... Read More About 3 Questions to Ask Your High School Guidance Counselor This Month

4 New Year’s Resolutions for ACT/SAT Test-Takers

4 New Year’s Resolutions for ACT/SAT Test-Takers

With 2020 just around the corner, now is the perfect time of year to start thinking about how to be the best version of yourself. If you happen to be a high school student who’s taking the ACT or SAT next year, it can be a good idea to set some resolutions relating to your test-taking. New Year’s resolutions for test-takers in 2020 include registering for exams as soon as possible, getting a head start on your study plan, and honestly analyzing your strengths and weaknesses.  What do resolutions for the ACT or SAT look like? Keep reading to learn four New Year’s resolutions for ACT/SAT test-takers.  New Year&rsquo ... Read More About 4 New Year’s Resolutions for ACT/SAT Test-Takers

5 Tips for Avoiding College Essay Writer’s Block This December

5 Tips for Avoiding College Essay Writer’s Block This December

While December is often cited as the “most wonderful time of the year,” for 12th graders staring down college application deadlines, that isn’t always the case—especially if you still have a lot of work to do on your college essays. If you’re still working hard on those essays deep into December, chances are you’ve run into some combination of writer’s block, procrastination, and just plain old thinking you have a lot more time than you really do. Whatever your reasoning, here are five tips for avoiding college essay writer’s block this December.  (10th and 11th graders, don’t close t ... Read More About 5 Tips for Avoiding College Essay Writer’s Block This December

10 Gift Ideas to Excite the Student in Your Life This Holiday Season

10 Gift Ideas to Excite the Student in Your Life This Holiday Season

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to begin considering gifts for the student in your life. It can sometimes prove challenging to find the right gift to excite and capture the attention of students—regardless of their age. But when looking for gifts, you may be surprised to find many engaging options that can support your student’s academic interests.  Looking for gift inspiration that incorporates both fun and education? Keep reading to discover 10 gift ideas to excite the student in your life this holiday season.  Gift ideas for the elementary student in your life An educational ... Read More About 10 Gift Ideas to Excite the Student in Your Life This Holiday Season

4 Small Ways to Strengthen Your College Applications This School Year

4 Small Ways to Strengthen Your College Applications This School Year

When it comes to getting into college, there’s no magic formula for crafting the perfect college application. However, there are several things you can do to strengthen your college application and to make getting into your dream schools easier. You can strengthen your college applications this school year by applying early, getting high-quality letters of recommendation, and writing a stand-out college essay.  Are you applying to colleges this fall and hoping to submit the strongest application possible? Keep reading to learn four small ways to strengthen your college applications this school year.  1. Strengthen your colleg ... Read More About 4 Small Ways to Strengthen Your College Applications This School Year

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