Op-Ed: I Am More Than ‘Just A Freshman’

Op-Ed: I Am More Than ‘Just A Freshman’

  I am more than “just a freshman.” Sure, in the beginning of my fall semester, I was one of the “newbies” on campus. I…

It’s Comma Sense: Tackling the ACT English Section

It’s Comma Sense: Tackling the ACT English Section

Whether you are getting ready to take the ACT for the first time or you are re-taking the test to boost your previous score, brushing…

Namaste in School, Kids: Why You Should Try Yoga in College

Namaste in School, Kids: Why You Should Try Yoga in College

This is probably going to sound very #granola, but college is a great place to try yoga for the first time. I’m not pushing you…

What to Know Before Getting Your First Credit Card

What to Know Before Getting Your First Credit Card

Fact: Using a credit card can be downright confusing – especially for the first time. It’s pretty crazy to think that a single piece of…

How to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Your College Essay

How to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Your College Essay

When you begin the process of writing your college admissions essays, you may be at the corner of “overwhelmed” and “confused.” What prompt(s) should I…

How ACT/SAT Study Skills Come Into Play During College

How ACT/SAT Study Skills Come Into Play During College

For first-year college students, the world of exams usually feels like the land of confusion. Sometimes, it feels as though no amount of study guide…

Why You Should Never Judge a College Course by Its Cover

Why You Should Never Judge a College Course by Its Cover

Ahhh…course registration time; a time for frantically storming in and out of academic advising offices, constantly scrolling and searching through course catalogs, and desperately asking…

Time is Money: The 2 Meanings of “Cost” in College Apps

Time is Money: The 2 Meanings of “Cost” in College Apps

When it comes to the college search, application, and decision processes, prospective college students – as well as parents, families, and counselors – oftentimes find…

Experience Over Scores: The Value of Taking AP Classes

Experience Over Scores: The Value of Taking AP Classes

The overwhelming pressure to always take the most rigorous courses possible and have the highest test scores in the grade – all while balancing other…

College Study Habits to Start Practicing in High School

College Study Habits to Start Practicing in High School

As I am writing this, I am about a month away from the end of my first semester of college. Going into college, I expected academics to…

To Buy or Not To Buy: Printers, Microwaves & Ethernet Cords, Oh My!

To Buy or Not To Buy: Printers, Microwaves & Ethernet Cords, Oh My!

In the months leading up to college move-in, I spent a substantial amount of time crafting lists of all sorts – lists of clothes to…

How to Effectively Use Humor in College Essays

How to Effectively Use Humor in College Essays

Too often, when it comes to crafting admission and scholarship essays, students let the pressure of “avoiding clichés” control how they tell their personal stories….

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