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What to Leave Off Your College Application Activity List

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Don’t “Resume Pad” In Order to Look More Appealing to Admissions Officers

Many college-bound students struggle with what or how much to put on their college application activity list. Often, many students will add a number of extra activities in order to make it look like they’ve done a lot more initiatives in high school, but this resume padding can actually hurt more than it helps. 

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Public Speaking Tips for High School and College Students

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Don’t Let Fear of Public Speaking Keep You From Your Favorite Activities

In some cases, it can be hard to avoid speaking in public. Whether you’re a high school student presenting at a science fair, or a college student taking a debate course to fulfill a credit requirement, chances are you’ll have to speak in public at some point. Speaking in front of others can be intimidating, but mastering this skill can go a long way toward helping you excel in high school and college.

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5 Questions to Help College Bound Students Discover Their True Passion

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 10:33 AM

Colleges Want to See Students Actively Pursuing What Truly Interests Them – Not What They Think College Want to See

While grades and test scores are important college application elements that are considered in the admissions process, they are far from the only factors that influence college admissions decisions. In addition to academic excellence, universities are looking for students with demonstrated interests and passions – or specialists. College admissions offices want to admit students who will make an impact on campus by continuing to pursues those passions, but how can you know what truly interests you? 

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5 Things to Keep in Mind This College Admissions Season

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 @ 10:12 AM

Don’t Fall For Common Myths or Let Stress Ruin the Process

The college admissions process can produce a lot of unnecessary stress for high school seniors. While it’s normal to feel anxious about the process, it’s important to keep in mind that knowledge is power when applying to college, and knowing what to expect and keep in mind as you complete your admissions journey this fall is the key to having a successful admissions season.

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How to Optimize Your Morning Routine For Stress-Free School Days

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 06, 2018 @ 12:27 PM

Create a Productive Morning Routine to Cut Back on School Anxiety

If you are struggling to make it out the door on time, feeling drowsy during your first three classes, or forgetting assignments at home, it may be time to rethink your morning routine. Many students make hitting the snooze button their default, but this usually isn’t the most effective way to kick-start your day. Start the new school year off on the right foot by revamping your morning routine with these organization strategies that are sure to help you feel on top of your game all day long!

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3 Tips to Make the Most of Labor Day Weekend

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 31, 2018 @ 02:45 PM

Back-to-School Season is Here!

With a three-day weekend on the horizon, many students are gearing up for their last few days off before the new school year starts. Students can make the most of the Labor Day weekend by taking some time for prep for the upcoming school year!

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Managing Back-to-School Stress This Fall

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 @ 12:31 PM

Don’t Let Back-to-School Stress Ruin an Exciting Semester

The back-to-school season can bring a lot of excitement with a new semester, new classes, and maybe even a new school for some students. But with that excitement can sometimes come anxiety as students adjust to a new routine and continue their college prep – or even start on college applications.

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2018-19 Quirky College Application Essay Prompts and Short Answer Questions

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 24, 2018 @ 10:41 AM

Here are Some of the Most Creative and Fun College Application Prompts

The 2018-19 college application season is in full swing, and with the opening of the Common Application on August 1 came the release of many school-specific supplements with some quirky and creative college application essay prompts and short answer questions.

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College Admissions Interview Tips for Introverts

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Here’s How Students – Especially Those Who Tend to Be Introverted – Can Make the Most of Their College Admissions Interviews

College admissions interviews, when available, can be a great way to learn more about the schools to which you’re applying while also adding a personal touch to your application. They also give students the opportunity to further demonstrate their interest in a particular college or university. Interviews can be stressful for anyone, but often introverts find these one-on-one conversations particularly difficult. Quiet students who may be uncomfortable talking about themselves and their achievements may feel like they are at a disadvantage during this part of the application process, however, that doesn’t have to be the case.

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College Move In Etiquette

By IvyWise on Tue, Aug 21, 2018 @ 10:39 AM

Here’s How to Make the Most of Move In Day

It’s back-to-school season, and for many first-year college students this is the first time they’ll be living in a dorm and sharing a space with one or more roommates. College move in day can be hectic, but there’s a lot that students can do to ensure they have a smooth transition into college life.

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