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The Secret to Studying

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Study takes concentration of a particular, self-guided kind. If you’re preparing for an exam, one good practice is to pretend that you’re the teacher and make up questions you think the teacher is likely to ask – and then try to answer them. The very nature of your questioning will reveal the extent of your knowledge – and, more importantly, what knowledge gaps you have to bridge.  Read More

Back-To-School Gift Ideas for Stressed College Students

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

After the holidays, it's time for college students to get back to reality and back to stresses of classes, relationships and being away from home. With the Higher Education Research Institute reporting crippling anxiety in an alarming 51.9 percent of college students, it's no wonder that so many miss the comfort of home, real food and an understanding ear. As a concerned parent, you can send your college student back to school with a thoughtful, stress-relieving gift. Whether it's gift certificate for a massage or her favorite funny movie from childhood, a thoughtful gesture can set your student in motion for a successful second semester. Read More

The Colleges are Coming to the Miami College Fair

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

To get some firsthand ideas about colleges, you may want to attend the upcoming National College Fair in Miami: Read More

Games And Learning: How Fun Activities Can Boost SAT And ACT Test Scores

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Grade point average, volunteer work, extracurricular activities and part-time jobs all matter when it comes to applying for college. But test scores remain one of the most important factors in determining whether your school of choice thinks you are a worthy applicant. In fact, in a 2012 Kaplan study, 85 percent of college admission officers claimed that SAT or ACT tests scores were required in order to obtain admission into their schools. Read More

Your Resume: Your Opportunity to Stand Out in College Admissions

Friday, January 03, 2014

Students who have worked with Score At The Top know firsthand how important we consider the résumé to be to the college application process. Some students who don’t work with us may hear on the periphery that it’s an OK idea to send a résumé – but they often send just a meaningless list of activities. Still others wrongly assume that “résumés” are for employment. You get our drift: the activity résumé, an animal all unto itself, is a crucial part of your application to college. Read More