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How Students Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 18, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Simple Things Students Can Do to Go Green This Year

Everyone should do their part to protect the planet, and for some students "going green" can also be a valuable opportunity to explore a pressing cause that has become a major focus in the US lately. Recent reports have found that the Earth is warming much faster than previously thought – raising concerns among teens around the globe. A recent survey found that a majority of US teens are worried about climate change and 1 in 4 have participated in some form of activism on the topic of the Earth's climate. 

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What to Keep in Mind When Asking for Recommendation Letters This Fall

By IvyWise on Fri, Sep 13, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Your College Recommendation Letters Should Set You Apart

In addition to fine tuning essays and submitting standardized test scores, high school seniors need to prioritize preparing college recommendation letters. Admissions officers are eager to gauge how a student has contributed to their local community, and input from teachers and guidance counselors can help provide this additional context to applications.

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What to Include and What to Leave Off Your Activity List

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 11, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Learn What to Spotlight on Your College Activity List

When it comes to compiling activity lists for college applications, many students have a tendency to aim for quantity over quality. In reality, it’s far more important for applicants to focus in on pursuits that are truly meaningful to them, even if that means creating a more streamlined list.

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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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