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Why the College Application Essays Matter

By IvyWise on Fri, Sep 06, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Understand the Importance of College Essays in Order to Increase Your Chances of Admission

If you’re under the impression that grades and test scores are the only admissions criteria that really matter, it’s time to think again. While it is true that these types of hard factors carry significant weight throughout the admissions process, well-written essays that reveal your true personality are also extremely important.

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How to Prep for the PSAT

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 04, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Learn What to Expect During the PSAT Exam

Many high school juniors are gearing up for the PSAT this fall. Oftentimes, this is a student’s first experience with a standardized test for college and for many, it can provide valuable insight into their academic strengths and weaknesses. The PSAT is also the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program, which awards college scholarship money to top test takers.

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4 Simple College Prep Tasks to Tackle Over Labor Day Weekend

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 28, 2019 @ 12:30 PM

Use the Holiday Weekend to Get a Jump Start on College Planning

Rising seniors should consider taking advantage of the upcoming three-day weekend to get a jumpstart on their college planning. If checking off items on your college to-do list seems overwhelming, it can be helpful to focus in on a few pressing tasks.

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Colleges That Don’t Honor Score Choice

By IvyWise on Mon, Aug 26, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Learn How Score Choice Works and Which Schools Honor It

For high school students navigating the college application process, the back-to-school season is about a lot more than starting new classes. In addition to coursework, many students are preparing all of the components of their college applications, including submitting test scores.

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Parents: How to Discuss College Costs

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 23, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Learn How to Have an Impactful Discussion About Saving for School

It may sound daunting, but it’s  important for parents to discuss college costs and budgeting as part of the college search process . College is an investment and in order to feel confident and excited about your student’s educational choice, your entire family needs to be on the same page financially.

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Get Organized: 5 Tips for the Back to School Season

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 21, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Stay on Top of Your To-Do List With These Organizational Musts

For many students, the transition from summer break to the new school year can feel a bit overwhelming. In order to stay on top of your to-do list and build a strong foundation for the year, it’s essential that your organizational skills are up to par.

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Learning New Languages Through Immersive Tools

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 16, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Immersive Tools Can Help High School Students Develop New Foreign Language Skills or Improve Current Ones

By Fazreen Razeek, EdArabia

Immersive learning has become the hallmark for a handful of activities, not least of which is learning new languages. Today, immersive tools are readily used in the classroom environment to bring the world closer to the student like never before. Learners can now explore places that are impossible to experience in real-life, and that makes the learning process more profound than it has been in the past. Learning languages through immersive tools can help students improve their language skills, giving them a boost in their current language courses or testing.

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What's Covered on the PSAT Reading and Writing Test?

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Learn What to Study In Order to Feel Prepared for the PSAT

For many students, the PSAT is one of the first major standardized tests of their high school career. The assessment is designed to help students gauge what they’ve learned thus far and their readiness to succeed in college. In addition to taking challenging academic courses and staying on top of assignments, it can be beneficial to learn more about the PSAT exam so you know what to expect and how to study.

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What’s Covered on the PSAT Math Test?

By IvyWise on Mon, Aug 12, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Every Math Component Students Need to Review Before the PSAT

With the PSAT just around the corner, now is the time to hone your mathematical skills so you are up-to-date on what’s being asked on the exam. Whether you consider yourself a numbers person or not, it’s a good idea to review what the PSAT will test, so you know how to study.

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Preparing for Back to School: How to End the Summer on a Positive Note

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 09, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Make the Most of Your Final Days of Summer and Get Motivated for the Year Ahead

For many students, the final weeks of summer break are either here or fast approaching. Although it’s important to shift gears and prepare for the back to school season, students should also focus on making the most of their summer opportunities.

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