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Proactive Versus Reactive Studying: A Muggle's Perspective

By IvyWise on Mon, Apr 08, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Think Hermione, Not Ron When it Comes To Studying and Tutoring

When it comes to studying and academic tutoring, there are often two types of students: proactive and reactive learners. For Harry Potter enthusiasts, these students’ study habits will sound quite familiar: proactive learners are the Hermione Grangers of the classroom, while reactive students are more similar to Ron Weasley. Hermiones are students who take proactive measures to get ahead on their studies while Rons often wait until they perform poorly on the first few assignments to seek out help.

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5 Tips for Keeping Senioritis At Bay

By IvyWise on Wed, Feb 27, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Finish High School on a High Note By Avoiding Second Semester Slumps

After months of test preparation, studying, essay writing, and college tours, it’s understandable that many high school seniors are tempted to slack after applications are in. While carving out time to relax and unwind is important, seniors who take it too far and let their grades drop can face serious consequences, including the possibility of having their college acceptances rescinded.

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Medical School Admissions 101: How Important is GPA?

By IvyWise on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Learn What Kind of Grades it Really Takes to Get Into Medical School

Similar to the college application process, grades are one of the most important factors in admissions decisions for medical school. In fact, the Association of American Medical Colleges rates GPA as one of the most important academic metrics according to a survey of admissions officers.

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Study Tips for High School Students: Habits to Develop Before College

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 @ 11:41 AM

Highlighting and Typing Notes Can Actually Hurt More Than Help  

The key to good grades is studying the material so that students understand the concepts and can apply them in the classroom. However, many students don’t practice effective study methods in high school, causing them to either memorize and forget information, or not fully grasp the concepts. These bad study habits can roll over into college – making the transition into a college course load even more difficult.  

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Tips for Students With Bad Grades

By IvyWise on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

What Students with Bad Grades Need to Do to Prepare for College Admissions

When applying to college, grades are usually the most important aspect of your applicant profile. Colleges look at all four years of high school grades, and they like to see an upward grade trend. So if you started off high school with some not-so-stellar grades, your main goal should be to pull up your marks and improve your academic performance.

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