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19 College Application Essay Resources

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 01:25 PM

Write A Great Personal Statement and Supplemental Essays With These Tips and Resources

As the holiday season approaches, many college bound seniors are taking advantage of some time off in order to catch up on their college applications. Essays can be the most time-consuming and stressful part of the college admissions process, however, with the right tools and resources, students can put together compelling and thoughtful essays well before the looming application deadlines.

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How College Applications Are Evaluated: The Soft Factors

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 09, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

In The “Holistic Review” Process Qualitative Elements Like Essays, Recommendations, and More Are Just As Important As Grades and Test Scores

Grades and test scores are important when applying to college, but what about the other college application elements like essays, recommendations, and more? It’s critical for students (and parents!) to understand how the different elements of applications are evaluated when applying to college in order to have the best chance of admission to their top-choice schools.

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How College Applications Are Evaluated: The Hard Factors

By IvyWise on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 @ 12:16 PM

Quantitative Elements Like Grades, Test Scores, and More are Weighed When Applying to College

College bound students know that grades and test scores are important when applying to college, but exactly how important? It’s critical for students to understand how the different elements of applications are evaluated and what they can do to improve their chances of admission.

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11 Stranger Things GIFs That Perfectly Describe Applying To College

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 02, 2017 @ 12:29 PM

Will My College Application Be Sent To The Upside Down?

Some of the first application deadlines have already passed, and with a little less than two months to go before regular decision deadlines, students are grappling with some strange college admissions emotions.

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IvyWise Pro Bono Student Feature: Ranpreet

By IvyWise on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 @ 11:51 AM

IvyWise Student Ranpreet Shares His College Admissions Experience, Motivation, and Advice

The college application process is in full swing for high school seniors applying to the class of 2022. It can be a high-stress time of year, and it’s important for students to have perspective when going through the admissions journey. One IvyWise student, Ranpreet, has some advice to students to help them stay motivated this fall.

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Test Prep 101: Guide to the ACT Math Section

By IvyWise on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 @ 03:03 PM

Here’s What Students Need to Know About the ACT Math Section

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

If you’re preparing to take the ACT this fall, it’s important to understand the exam’s content, format, and test-taking strategies in order to maximize your performance on test day. The ACT Math section is a great entry point for students in order to understand how the ACT is organized as well as the test’s key differences from the SAT.

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Class of 2022 Early Decision Notification Dates

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 @ 11:37 AM

Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates for the 2017-18 Application Season

It won’t be long before the first early admission decisions are released. Are you ready? Here’s our annual list of early decision notification dates!

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What Is Personalized Learning And Why Is It Important?

By IvyWise on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Personalized Learning Can Help Students Achieve Academic and College Prep Success

By Megan, IvyWise Tutoring Manager

Every student is different – including the ways in which they learn. Just like students should focus on fit when selecting colleges to which to apply, fit is also important when analyzing the best way to help students achieve their academic goals in the college prep process. This is where Personalized Learning comes into play.

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Test Prep 101: Utilizing Free Test Prep Materials

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 02, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Free Test Prep Resources Like Khan Academy Can Be The Perfect Accessory When Working With Your Tutor

By Taylor, IvyWise Tutoring Coordinator

Whether it’s AP or IB courses, continuing standardized test prep, or just keeping up with regular coursework, students have their work cut out for them this school year. While many of our students work with IvyWise tutors throughout the summer and school year to get a leg-up with these subjects, many students and tutors alike have also taken advantage of the limitless online resources available to them. It is 2017, after all, and it wouldn’t be the 21st century without implementing  technology to supplement students’ tutoring and learning!

Topics: For Test Prep
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It’s All in The Mind: Growth Mindset and College Prep

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 @ 04:30 PM

Adopting A Growth Mindset Can Help Students Succeed In The Classroom and In Their College Prep

By Megan, IvyWise Tutoring Manager

How can students learn better, and how can those skills translate into college and post-graduate success? The concept of Growth Mindset, from the research of Carol Dweck, has taken education world by storm and greatly impacted the way educational professionals view student instruction. Recently, Khan Academy hosted LearnStorm - Growth Mindset Livestream, and the team here at IvyWise has a breakdown of exactly what Growth Mindset is and how it’s beneficial when preparing for, and once students are in, college.

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