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Completing College Application Writing Supplements

Posted on Oct 21, 2019 3:44:40 PM

We recently published a blog, Twelve Guiding Principles for Creating a Sparkling College Application Personal Statement, that focused strictly on the main essay/personal statement called for in the Common Application and the Coalition Application. While some colleges that accept those two applications don’t require submission of the personal statement as part of the application, most do. And many of the colleges that accept those two applications have additional writing supplements. In this post, we’ll describe some of those supplements and how they can be best approached.

Topics: Application Essays, Supplemental Essays, Personal Statement

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Topics: Application Essays, Supplemental Essays, Personal Statement

Looking for Scholarship Money for College?

Posted on Oct 15, 2019 9:20:15 AM

By a very wide margin, the single best sources of scholarship money are the colleges themselves. If you’re eligible for a moderate-to-substantial amount of need-based aid, you should look for schools that meet at least 80% of need. If you’re not eligible for much or any need-based aid but will need outside funds to make college affordable, then sources of outside scholarships can be helpful.

Topics: Scholarship

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Topics: Scholarship

Acing the PSAT Math

Posted on Oct 11, 2019 10:14:51 AM

From the “comfort of your own computer,” you’ll follow one of our top test-prep tutors as she guides you through the most effective strategies for PSAT math test questions. You’ll improve your knowledge of the PSAT (and the SAT) by…

Topics: PSAT, Webinar

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Topics: PSAT, Webinar

Twelve Guiding Principles for Creating a Sparkling College Application Personal Statement

Posted on Oct 10, 2019 7:45:28 PM

College application personal statements and application writing supplements are entirely different, have entirely different purposes, and should be approached entirely differently.

Topics: College Admission, College Application, Person Statement

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Topics: College Admission, College Application, Person Statement

Acing the PSAT Reading Section

Posted on Oct 8, 2019 9:19:12 AM

 

Topics: PSAT, Webinar

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Topics: PSAT, Webinar

Selective College Admissions: Stand OUT! Get IN!

Posted on Oct 3, 2019 8:41:23 AM

The unprecedented increase in applications over the last several years has made the college admissions process more competitive and complex than ever. To successfully navigate these turbulent waters, a student must stand out and truly demonstrate why he or she is such a great match for each college under consideration. Because Judi travels across the county to visit dozens of colleges every year — meeting with admission officers and students, touring campuses, and learning about the current campus culture — her personal insights will provide you with a much deeper understanding of the college admissions process than a catalog, book, or website can ever convey. 

Topics: College Admission, Webinar

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Topics: College Admission, Webinar

To Résumé or Not to Résumé for College Applications?

Posted on Oct 1, 2019 2:32:12 PM

And the answer is: Résumé.

Topics: College Admission, Activity Resume, Resume, Extracurricular Activities

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Topics: College Admission, Activity Resume, Resume, Extracurricular Activities

What It Takes to Get Admitted to a State University in Florida

Posted on Sep 25, 2019 11:41:59 AM

Join renowned college expert, Judi Robinovitz, as she shares her vast knowledge of college admissions − and how to guide your child to success. This presentation will specifically address Florida's State University System (SUS); Judi will provide you with the most current admission information for all twelve state universities in Florida. You can use this information, along with other college insights Judi will share, to make your student’s college application stand out and improve chances for admission. 

Topics: College Admission, Florida State Universities, Webinar

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Topics: College Admission, Florida State Universities, Webinar

Make Your College Fairs Great

Posted on Sep 24, 2019 5:00:00 AM

College Fairs are no “sideshow.” They are a resource that comes pretty close to your doorstep, providing you with grand opportunities. With a little planning and by following some simple instructions, you can change what might otherwise be a bewildering experience into an extremely productive one.  So,

Topics: Demonstrated Interest, College Visits, College Fair

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Topics: Demonstrated Interest, College Visits, College Fair

Crazy scores on the August 2019 SAT

Posted on Sep 21, 2019 11:30:33 AM

How does one explain the inexplicable or make sense of the senseless? We suspect that you can’t do either, but we’re going to at least describe our bewilderment regarding the scoring results of the August 2019 SAT.

Topics: SAT Test, Concordance, SAT Curve

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Topics: SAT Test, Concordance, SAT Curve

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