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Tips for Supplemental Essays

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 @ 11:17 AM

How to Write Stand-Out Supplements

Supplemental essays on the Common Application are a big part of your applicant profile. They help the admissions office learn more about you, demonstrate your interest, and they give you the opportunity to really stand out in the admissions process.

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College Admissions Blogs and Online Resources

By IvyWise on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 @ 12:58 PM

Best Online Resources for College Admissions Help

Living in a digital age means many parents and students turn to the Internet first when looking for guidance with the college admissions process. With the Common App completely digital, virtual campus tours, a host of information on college websites and even virtual college fairs, it’s only natural that families seek out tips and information on the web.  

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Finding A College Roommate in 2013

By Becca Huntting on Wed, May 22, 2013 @ 03:07 PM

Facebook, Online Profiles, and More Go Into Roommate Searches

Finding a college roommate is not necessarily up to a random assignment by the housing office these days. Facebook groups and roommate finder websites have revamped this process allowing for optimal co-habitation compatibility. No longer is requesting the same dorm the only criteria that will go into finding your future roommate. Cleanliness, desired noise-level, study habits, style, extracurricular activities, and interests are all taken into account when incoming freshmen hold the power of choosing their own roommates.  

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What’s Your “AP”titude?

By Becca Huntting on Wed, May 01, 2013 @ 10:53 AM

How to Prepare For and Conquer Your AP Exams Without Going Crazy!  

AP exams are fast approaching, and high school students across the country are preparing for these college credit-bearing tests. Taking multiple AP exams, having AP exams on top of other finals, or just balancing your study schedule with daily life can be a challenge, especially if you’re feeling the end of the year burnout coming on fast.  

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Researchers Find Mindful Meditation May Increase Test Scores

By Becca Huntting on Mon, Apr 08, 2013 @ 02:53 PM

Mindful Meditation Helping Students Focus, Test Better

In addition to decreasing stress and increasing focus, new research from the University of California-Santa Barbara suggests that mindful meditation may also help students increase test scores and retain information better.  

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Spring into Studying With A Healthy Mind and Body

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 06, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Keep your mind and body alert through the semester finish line

School can weigh heavily on students’ minds and bodies, especially towards the end of the year. The final stretch to summer vacation is full of final exams, AP tests, projects, and presentations that can take sleep and sanity away from students. Increasing numbers of young people, now estimated at 10% from ages 13-18, are suffering from anxiety, and schools are taking notice of this condition amongst their students. In a recent article published by the Huffington Post, high schools across the country are helping students beat mental and physical fatigue through some creative solutions such as yoga, nap time, therapy dogs, and transcendental meditation. Schools have found that 15-30 minutes a day of focusing on mental health helps students perform better academically, manage stress, and avoid issues with anxiety.

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Lessons From College Movies

By IvyWise on Mon, Mar 04, 2013 @ 12:30 PM

Movies about admissions and college life offer some major Dos and Don’ts  

College movies throughout the years have offered insights and advice about college admissions and the college experience. Classic films portray students navigating applications, freshmen year, and the college social scene. While many movies include a sound moral, some plot sequences may be questionable to audience members.  

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How to Spend Your Spring Break!

By IvyWise on Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:03 PM

Spring break is a great time for relaxation as well as college planning

Spring break is quickly approaching, and while lying by the beach, going on a cruise, or taking a week off to catch up on some sleep sounds tempting, this break can also be utilized for some major college preparation. Spring is an important time for high school students and students can take advantage of their vacation to plan ahead.  

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Staying Focused During the Holiday Season

By IvyWise on Tue, Dec 04, 2012 @ 02:09 PM

Tips on How to Stay On Task Before Winter Break

Finals, exams, and holiday festivities, oh my! With the fall semester coming to a close, finding a healthy balance among schoolwork, college applications, and keeping up your holiday spirit can be difficult to maintain.  

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