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How to Reduce Your Testing Anxiety

How to Reduce Your Testing Anxiety

What if we told you that you can improve your performance on any test and reduce test-related stress and anxiety in as little as 30 seconds? Fortunately, this is possible, and Jeremy explains that it’s all through mindfulness.

Understanding the Role of Demonstrated Interest

Understanding the Role of Demonstrated Interest

With APs behind you and summer in clear sight, it’s a good time to rest, but also the time to embark on your exploration of colleges. Marjorie gives us some tips and reminds us that it’s not only about if the colleges want you, but also showing the colleges you want them.

Four Quotes for College (AKA What I Wish I Knew Freshman Year)

Four Quotes for College (AKA What I Wish I Knew Freshman Year)

Instructor and essay coach, Sigrid, shares the insight of others and the insight of her own to those about to enter college!

The Common App Essay Question That's Often Overlooked

The Common App Essay Question That's Often Overlooked

With June approaching fast, it goes without saying that any high school Junior will soon start to think about — and worry about — the Common Application “college essay.” While it’s always important to think about how to get started on it, Jared emphasizes the importance of how your college essay ends.

Three Tips for the SAT Reading Section That Will Help You in College, Too

Three Tips for the SAT Reading Section That Will Help You in College, Too

When the College Board redesigned the SAT in 2016, the reading section got a big overhaul. The new SAT doesn't just test the kind of texts you've seen in high school, but also texts that resemble what you might see in college. That being said, here are three tips for the SAT reading section that will help you in college, too.

Learning a New Language?

Learning a New Language?

Communication and language are pillars of how we interact with the world, and going to any new place where we cannot do either is scary. Gabriel shares some tips for when he moved into a foreign country!

Here’s a Novel Idea: Check Out the Library

Here’s a Novel Idea: Check Out the Library

We often stress the importance of reading to our students -- it expands vocabularies, highlights effective communication of ideas, and introduces new perspectives. With this in mind, then, Keith reminds us that the library is just the place for any student.

The Do's and Don'ts of SAT Subject Tests

The Do's and Don'ts of SAT Subject Tests

Most college's websites purport that SAT Subject Tests are not required, but rather "strongly recommended." And, while it's true that your application will be considered complete and evaluated regardless of whether you submit Subject Tests or not, these subject-specific evaluations are not as optional as many students think. Learn more about them!

No Time, Time Management Techniques

No Time, Time Management Techniques

Although you have the best intentions, sometimes there isn’t enough time in the day and the next thing you know, the ACT or SAT is two weeks away. Sean shares some advice on how to manage your time!

Pro Tip: Organization is Key

Pro Tip: Organization is Key

As a student, you have a lot going on. Between homework and sports and doing laundry, it is easy to lose track of your priorities. Here are some practical tips on how to stay organized and on top of (mostly) everything!