Tailoring the Perfect Essay

Tailoring the Perfect Essay

As part of our college consulting program, our essay coaches help students find their voice and craft their personal narratives. David compares the challenges of helping students write their 650-word Common App essays to those a high-end tailor faces.

Time for a Break

Time for a Break

Here at LP, we talk a lot about performance and how hard work helps to improve your test scores, but the other side of the coin is just as important. Murilo shares some insight on knowing when and how to give yourself a break.

Summer Reading Tips (Even If You Don’t Want to Do Summer Reading)

Summer Reading Tips (Even If You Don’t Want to Do Summer Reading)

Reading for yourself is a whole different experience than reading for school. Sure, summer reading is a great way of preparing for the ACT/SAT verbal section, but it can be so much more than that: with the right book, you can dive into a topic or story that you find fun and exciting to learn about!

What are the different types of admissions decisions?

What are the different types of admissions decisions?

As you’ve been researching different universities and their application deadlines, you may have encountered some unfamiliar terminology. What is Early Action? What is Early Decision? What about Rolling Admission? Let LP’s college advisor, Grace, break down what these terms mean.

How to Reach Your Goals

How to Reach Your Goals

Practice makes perfect — we’re certain you’ve heard that one before. But how do you practice in a way that yields you real progress? You've got a million homework assignments to do -- how can you make sure you get them done? Adam shares some advice on reaching your goals, even the seemingly impossible ones.

How Far Can a Perfect Score Take You?

How Far Can a Perfect Score Take You?

Do you need a 36 to get into a top school? And even then, how different is that really from a 33 or 34? LP’S CEO, Lindsay, gives us the breakdown of what that number actually means and how far it can actually take you.

Do My Senior Year Grades Matter After I’ve Been Admitted?

Do My Senior Year Grades Matter After I’ve Been Admitted?

As the reply deadline approaches, you can take a breath of relief! After all, you deserve to have some fun. However, Marjorie explains the importance of staying focused on your academics and why it matters even after May 1st!

The Colon and the Semicolon

The Colon and the Semicolon

The colon (:) and the semicolon (;) both appear very frequently on both the SAT and ACT grammar sections. However, they are not commonly used in everyday writing. But here’s some good news from Matthew: both pieces of punctation are very straightforward, and here’s why.