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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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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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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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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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Exploring Your Interests Through Reading and Research This Summer

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 05, 2019 @ 12:23 PM

Use Your Summer to Pursue an Easy College Prep Task

Summer break is a great time for students to relax, but summer shouldn't be spent just lounging around! Students should use this break in their academic schedule to pursue their interests and one way to do that is through reading and research.

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5 Last-Minute Summer Activity Ideas

By IvyWise on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 @ 02:56 PM

Creative Ideas for Summer Learning Experiences 

For students preparing for the college application process, summer break is an exciting opportunity to pursue new ways to learn outside of the classroom. Whether you get a job, focus on test preparation, enroll in an academic program, or start an internship, there are plenty of ways to broaden your skill set when school is out of session.

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How to Make the Most of Spring Break

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

Planning In Advance Is Key To Using Vacation Time to Your Advantage

For many students, spring break is right around the corner. Instead of hitting snooze and Netflixing all week, make strategic decisions to ensure your vacation is simultaneously productive and relaxing.

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How to Make the Most of You Study Abroad Experience

By IvyWise on Fri, Jan 18, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Many Students Use the Spring Semester and Summer to Study Abroad and Explore Their Interests

For many students across the country, studying abroad is an exciting part of their college, or even high school, experience. Whether it’s a full semester stay in London or a two-month immersion program in China during the summer, students are eager to explore another country and culture while continuing their studies.

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Test Prep On-the-Go: How to Enjoy the Summer While Prepping For the SAT or ACT

By IvyWise on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Stay On Track With Your Test Prep While Enjoying Your Time Off

School’s out and summer is in! Now that you’re done with another school year, you have time for all the things you weren’t able to enjoy during the school year – whether that’s travel, research endeavors, or summer programs. You likely also have some extra time to dedicate to your test prep. By continuing your test prep into the summer you’ll be able to build up your foundational skills so that come the fall, once you’re juggling all of your obligations, you won’t have to worry about starting your SAT or ACT test prep from the ground up.

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