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 At least ten incoming freshman at Harvard had their acceptances rescinded before they had even stepped foot on campus because of one.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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The True College Acceptance Predictor: Look at Admitted Student Profiles

The True College Acceptance Predictor: Look at Admitted Student Profiles

Tim Parros and Victoria Berels “I know someone that had a better GPA and SAT score than me, applied to the University of Michigan, and didn’t get in. I don’t have a chance for admission there!” You may be surprised, but this is a common misconception we hear from students who are nervous to apply to prestigious universities. Truth be told, these students couldn’t be more wrong. If you really want to gauge your likelihood of acceptance, look at admitted students. What did they have a....

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Preparing for College Application Season

Preparing for College Application Season

Kim Parros Oh, the rising senior class’s dreaded season is upon us-- college application season. This is the time of year that most students have written an essay for their college applications in their English class. This is also the time that we get asked if we think that the essay is appropriate to submit on the Common Application. “I got an A+ on this essay, so I know that it will rock the admission counselor’s world to read it,” is one of the many confident comments we receive fro....

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