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6 Tips for Planning a Productive Summer

By IvyWise on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Prepare for Summer Break By Researching and Planning Ahead

If you think it is too early to start planning summer break, it’s time to reconsider! Planning meaningful experiences for June, July, and August can help high school students discover new passions, fine-tune ongoing interests, and gain inspiration for college applications and essays.

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5 Tips to Help Students Stick to Their College Prep Resolutions

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 @ 03:00 PM

Plan Ahead to Reach Your Goals in 2019

Whether it is squeezing in more physical activity or implementing better study habits, setting goals for the New Year is a common practice. Unfortunately, straying from these resolutions is almost as prevalent—according to US News and World Report, 80% of goal setters drop their resolution by the second week of February. So how can high school students stick to their college prep resolutions in 2019?

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College Prep New Year’s Resolutions

By Sample HubSpot User on Wed, Jan 02, 2019 @ 10:20 AM

Here are Some Effective College Prep Resolutions for High School Students

It’s 2019 and now is the perfect time to reflect on your academic progress and set goals for the new year. Annual resolutions can help students pinpoint their priorities for the next year, which is particularly important when it comes to the college application process.

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Holiday Season Slump: 4 Tips for Finishing Out the Semester Strong

By IvyWise on Mon, Dec 17, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Winter Break is Around the Corner But Don't Check Out Just Yet!

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Why Extracurricular Activities Should Be a Priority

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Activities Can Help Students Discover Their Interests and Stand Out When Applying to College

If you think grades and standardized test scores are the only factors that matter to college admissions officers, it is time to think again. While these types of quantitative measures are certainly important, there are a variety of other components that will carry considerable weight on your college applications, including how you spend your time on the weekends and after school.

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College Prep 101: Guide to College Application Recommendation Letters

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 08, 2018 @ 12:23 PM

Recommendation Letters are an Extremely Important College Application “Soft Factor”

Most colleges will require recommendation letters as part of the admissions process, but why do they matter? For many students, recommendations can be an afterthought as it’s one part of the application they don’t actually have to write, but neglecting this important application component can hurt your applicant profile.

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4 Tips for Preventing High School Burnout

By IvyWise on Wed, Nov 07, 2018 @ 02:02 PM

Don't Lose Sight of Your College Prep Goals This Fall

If you find yourself counting down the days until winter break, you are not alone.  Between keeping your grades up, studying for standardized tests, and participating in your choice of extracurricular activities, many high school students have a lot of responsibilities on their plate. Neglecting to manage the stress that can come with a busy academic and social schedule can cause students to burnout at the most critical point of their high school journey.

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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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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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