The Keys to Writing Good College Essays

The Keys to Writing Good College Essays

Victoria Berels You’ve filled out your applications with volunteer hours, student activities, classes, and grades-- but it’s not enough if your college essays don’t reflect who you are and what you did in high school. Ultimately, this could possibly cost you an acceptance at that dream college. Now is the time to show what your transcript alone can’t-- who you are as a person and the experiences that shaped you, all of which are key things that the college admission staff are looking at....

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Teens from Dexter and Grass Lake Win Parros College Plannning Scholarship Contest

Teens from Dexter and Grass Lake Win Parros College Plannning Scholarship Contest

Teens from Dexter and Grass Lake Win Parros College Plannning Scholarship Contest Ann Arbor, MI, July 17, 2017- Alex Snow, son of Kris Snow of Dexter, and Spencer Good, son of Paul and Carrie Good of Grass Lake, have been awarded scholarships from Parros College Planning as they approach their freshman year of college. To be eligible for the scholarship, the students created a YouTube video showcasing the help they had received during the college admissions process with Parros College Planning.....

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So What is a Meme Page?

So What is a Meme Page?

Victoria Berels For those parents who don’t follow social media closely, there is a relatively new internet phenomenon sweeping social media for college students. It’s been in the news lately, too, this funny phrase, “College Meme Page.” At least ten incoming freshman at Harvard had their acceptances rescinded before they had even stepped foot on campus because of one. There’s a good chance your student might know what it is if you don’t, and might even belong to one. So what is a C....

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Why the Class of 2019 Should Start Studying for Standardized Tests Now?

Why the Class of 2019 Should Start Studying for Standardized Tests Now?

Victoria Berels Between sports, extra-curricular activities, and maintaining that all too important social life, many students feel unmotivated their junior year in high school to study for their standardized tests. Some students think that they should take the test “cold” first to get a feel for it, a baseline so to speak, and then study for the second or third time they take the test. Some others believe that standardized tests are only gauging the cumulative knowledge they’ve learned ....

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