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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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5 Essay Tips for Students Working on the Common App

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 08, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Use These Pointers to Write an Essay You're Confident About

Now that the Common App is officially open, many rising seniors are eager to get started on their personal statements. Writing an impactful essay can help students convey their personality to an admissions office and reveal something that may not be found anywhere else on their application.

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2019-20 Quirky College Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 07, 2019 @ 10:27 AM

Here Are Some of the Most Unusual and Fun College Application Essay and Short Answer Prompts for the Class of 2024

The Common Application is officially open, and many college-bound high school students are hard at work on their college applications. In addition to the main Common App essay, many schools might also require supplements that include some thoughtful – and downright quirky – essay prompts and short answer questions.

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6 Items Rising Seniors Can Check Off Their To-Do Lists Before School Starts

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 02, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Get Ready for Senior Year By Staying Organized and Planning Ahead

Most rising seniors have a lot on their to-do lists in order to prepare for the college application process this fall. Students who get a jumpstart on the process before school is back in session and are often at a major advantage because they're able to make the most of senior year and keep stress at bay.

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How to Set (and Stick to) Goals for the School Year

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Start the New School Year Off Right By Setting Your Own Objectives

Much like New Year’s resolutions in January, it can be helpful for students to create their own set of goals in advance of the new school year. Coming in with a list of defined objectives can help you stay focused and committed to taking the steps needed in order to achieve your big-picture dreams.

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4 Ways to Give Back to Your Community This Summer

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 26, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Make a Difference in Your Community By Volunteering This Summer

Volunteer work can be a valuable opportunity for high school students to gain hands-on skills, expand their horizons, and make an impact. Between test prep and summer activities, it may feel challenging to find time in your summer schedule for community service, but most students would agree that it’s well worth the effort.

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2019-20 Common App Supplements and Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Thu, Jul 25, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Here are the Supplements Currently Available for the Class of 2024

The Common Application doesn’t officially open until Aug. 1, but many colleges and universities have already announced their essay prompts for the 2019-20 college application season.

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Keeping an Open Mind When Applying to College

By IvyWise on Mon, Jul 22, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

IvyWise Pro Bono Student Jennifer Shares Some Insight into the College Admissions Process

As college-bound high school seniors head into their last year of school, there’s a lot to think about. The college application process is in full swing, and in addition to applying to a balanced list of best fit schools, students need to maintain good grades, improve test scores if they’re retaking the SAT or ACT this fall, and keep up with their extracurricular activities. It can be hard to keep an open mind during this process, especially when students have such definite goals, but it’s important to explore all options when applying to college this fall.

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