How to Write College Essays About Discrimination as a Person of Privilege

How to Write College Essays About Discrimination as a Person of Privilege

If you’re applying for specific scholarships, once you get past the first round of college essays — the common app, perhaps a school-specific supplement or…

How to Fight the Unfairness of Standardized Tests

How to Fight the Unfairness of Standardized Tests

You don’t need to be a communist to realize that our so-called standardized tests aren’t fair. We’ve already catalogued a few weaknesses of standardized tests, but additional critiques abound….

The 3 Most Important Things to Remember When Applying to Colleges

The 3 Most Important Things to Remember When Applying to Colleges

Everything you think you know about college is wrong. Or if not wrong, at least not entirely right. If you haven’t experienced college yourself, everything…

How to Read College Think Pieces

How to Read College Think Pieces

If you’ve ever read an article about the the value of a liberal arts education or the role of technology in a university classroom, then you’ve encountered…

5 College Habits to Practice During Summer

5 College Habits to Practice During Summer

Did you ever stare in awe at those people who seemed to have it all together? Who seemed like they were in possession of some…

How to Win at Scholarship Interviews

How to Win at Scholarship Interviews

If you’re in the running for a competitive scholarship, an interview can be the one thing standing between you and a seriously reduced (or even…

How to Be More Interesting in Your College Applications

How to Be More Interesting in Your College Applications

I think nearly all of the advice on how to get into college can be summed up with one commandment: be interesting. The clubs, the…

Rhetorical Studies: Change the World with Language

Rhetorical Studies: Change the World with Language

Ugh, I thought, scrolling through the website for my university’s Communication Department. Who would want to study rhetoric? Well, it turns out I would, in…

4 Reasons Why Your Local Library Is Awesome

4 Reasons Why Your Local Library Is Awesome

Somewhere in between discovering electricity and inventing bifocals, Benjamin Franklin blessed the world another ingenious creations: the public library. Since then, libraries have served as both community centers for hundreds…

4 Confessions of a Writing Center Tutor

4 Confessions of a Writing Center Tutor

I’m currently a tutor at the Villanova University Writing Center. As someone who loves grammar and also correcting people, it’s pretty much a dream job…

5 Reasons Why Your Spring Semester May Be Busier Than You Think

5 Reasons Why Your Spring Semester May Be Busier Than You Think

I once heard legends of the carefree spring that was supposed to be my final semester at high school. Once I had submitted my college apps,…

The Best Non-SAT Books for SAT Prep

The Best Non-SAT Books for SAT Prep

If you’re tired of the same old prep books staring you down when it comes time to study for a standardized test, maybe it’s time…

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