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5 Tips for Making the Most of Study Abroad

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 20, 2020 @ 09:05 AM

Take Your International Learning Experience to the Next Level

For many college students, studying abroad is a highlight of their academic experience. Between learning about a different culture and exploring a foreign land, there are many elements of study abroad and international experiences that make them both academically and personally fulfilling.

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Get Involved: 6 Tips for Choosing Meaningful Community Service Activities

By IvyWise on Fri, Feb 01, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Choose Volunteer Opportunities That Are Meaningful to You

Not only does community service provide you with the opportunity to give back, it may boost your admissions odds. According to a 2018 study by IESD for x2VOL, 58% of admissions officers agree that community service has a positive impact on a prospective student’s application.

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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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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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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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