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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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Forget Summer FOMO: How to Feel Confident About Your Own Academic Choices

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Get Excited About Your Summer Plans and Goals

Although the phrase “FOMO” may be relatively new, the idea of comparing yourself and your plans to those around you and worrying about falling short definitely isn’t. It’s human nature to want to join in and follow the group, but when it comes to preparing for college, students can’t be afraid to follow their own paths.

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Application Strategy: Learn How Early Decision Works

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Figure Out if This Popular Early Application Plan Will Work for You

Once you’ve put the finishing touches on your list of best-fit colleges, it’s time to consider application strategy. More specifically, rising seniors need to decide when they will apply to the schools on their list.

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5 Scary Grammar Rules to Watch Out for on the SAT or ACT

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 12, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Watch Out for These Tricky Grammar Rules When Taking the SAT or ACT

When it comes to editing, taking a moment to reflect on how something sounds can help you troubleshoot some common errors. Unfortunately, not every grammar question can be solved simply by sounding it out; there are some sentences that may sound “right”, but fall short when it comes to proper grammar.

Topics: For ACT For SAT
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5 Easy Ways for Rising Seniors to Get a Jumpstart on College Apps

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 10, 2019 @ 11:51 AM

Start Your College Apps Early To Stay Sharp and Feel Confident

For many rising seniors, summer is an opportunity to explore new learning experiences and prepare for an important year ahead. In addition to beating summer brain drain, getting a head start on college applications can help make the process feel more manageable.

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Understanding AP Exam Scores

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 05, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Here's What Each AP Score Means

By Seamus, IvyWise Master Tutor

The first AP Exam scores are available today, and will continue to be released over the next few days. This is an exciting time for students who are eager to learn their results, but what exactly do these scores mean?

Topics: For AP Exams
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4 Colleges That Played an Important Role in US History

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 03, 2019 @ 11:43 AM

Get Festive By Learning About the Colleges That Shaped US History

With the 4th of July holiday this week, now is the perfect time to look back at some of the defining landmarks and milestones within US history. In addition to more commonly recognized destinations, such as national parks and monuments, many college campuses have made their own unique impact on our nation’s history.

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4 Movies About Applying to College and What Students Can Learn From Them

By IvyWise on Fri, Jun 28, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Add These Films to Your Netflix Queue to Get Your College Movie Fix

As a major milestone and a serious coming of age moment for many students, it’s no wonder college is a popular backdrop choice for many movies. From scenes in the library to football stadiums, there are many different glimpses of campus life that motion pictures strive to capture.

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How to Stay Academically Motivated During Summer Break

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 27, 2019 @ 02:32 PM

Don’t Let Summer Brain Drain Take Over Your Time Off

For students across the US, it’s summer break time! Many are using this time to take a break from the rigors of the school year, but the lack of classroom time can lead to “summer brain drain” or the “summer slide,” where students lose some of the academic progress they’ve made over the previous school year. Staying motivated to continue learning, have a productive summer, and prepare for the next school year can be hard, but we’re here to help!

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How to Have the Best First Day at Your Internship or Job

By IvyWise on Fri, Jun 21, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Put Your Best Foot Forward With These First Impression Musts

Whether it’s the first day of school or the start date at your internship or job, there’s no doubt that the beginning of something new can be intimidating. For students who are new to internships or just entering the workforce, the sense of anxiety can increase tenfold.

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