Posted on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 under Academics, Applying to College, Testing
Students dream of dominating the SAT, but what does that really mean? I’ll tell you:
dominate (v) – have a commanding influence on; exercise control over.
If you want to have a commanding influence on the SAT, and more specifically, on your success, there are certain steps you need to take. To exercise control over yourself and the test, here are three steps to follow.
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Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014 under Academics, Applying to College, International Students, Internships, Jobs, Study Abroad, Translation
Are you thinking of heading abroad to study or for a permanent move? There might be more in store for you than just dealing with culture shock!
There are a lot of steps involved in the process of moving your life to a new country and culture, but translation of academic documents isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind.
However, a language barrier could stand in your way if you’re looking to register at a local school or university.
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Posted on Friday, March 28th, 2014 under Academics, Current Events, Dates to Remember, Testing
So, you’re back from Spring Break and April is here!
Finals are closer than ever, and the school year will be over before you know it.
If you missed any important dates in March, make sure not to let it happen again!
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Posted on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 under Academics, Applying to College, Testing
You’re all set. You borrowed a dog-eared copy of some SAT book from your friend. You got the entire weekend to study before the test. You’ll do every question you can get your hands on. And you’ll cram the night before the test.
What could go wrong?
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Posted on Friday, May 31st, 2013 under Academics, Jobs
College email etiquette may seem like a silly topic, but it is important to know how to best address your professors.
Email has become a common medium for contacting college professors, but unfortunately, knowledge of the proper etiquette is not so common. Even students who are aware of the rules do not always play by them, often because they are in a hurry or they don’t think it’s necessary.
If you have any doubts about your email prowess, take these etiquette tips into consideration before you send your college professor a note online.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 under Academics, College Classes
Achieving success in college may be your goal, but you will likely encounter a few roadblocks along the way.
Fortunately, there are a few handy tips to help you overcome your obstacles to success in class.
Whether you can’t understand the professor or you can’t stay awake, read on for some ideas to help you surmount these problems and get the most out of school.
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Posted on Monday, January 7th, 2013 under Academics, College Classes
Writing college essays that get the good grades you seek is not an easy task, especially if you are used to teachers telling you exactly how to do it.
There is no magic formula for writing a great college essay, but they do take creativity and confidence.
In fact, once you get the idea of a formula out of your head, you are more likely to succeed by crafting good college essays that professors actually respect.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 under Academics, College Classes
Auditing courses in college is often an option when you want to learn without being graded.
Whether you want to essentially test drive a class or just want to learn more about a particular subject, you should think about auditing college courses.
Make sure your college allows you to take this route, and then learn your school’s procedure for signing up to audit courses.
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Posted on Monday, December 17th, 2012 under Academics, International Students, Study Abroad
If you’re a prospective college student hoping to study in the US, you’ll have to prepare for the visa application process thoroughly.
But simple mistakes can affect whether or not you’re issued a visa.
So it’s important to know in advance what missteps to look out for, and be sure to avoid them when applying.
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Posted on Friday, December 7th, 2012 under Academics, College Classes
If you want to switch majors, you should ask yourself some questions.
Though this kind of change is sometimes necessary, it may come with consequences, so make sure it is worth it.
Consider both your current course load and your future expectations, and make the decision that makes the most sense for you.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 under Academics, Applying to College, Testing
Before you apply to the Ivy Leagues, it is helpful to learn the average SAT scores of these schools.
You might find the numbers interesting or even encouraging as you apply.
Of course, if your scores are below the average range, you shouldn’t assume it means you can’t get in. But knowing the typical score range can give you an idea of whether you should take the SAT again or submit your current score.
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Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2012 under Academics, College Classes
Some of the most well-liked study tips for college don’t work for everyone.
That’s right, your roommate’s annoying habit of loudly singing class notes the night before a test is not a proven tactic for all students!
That’s because everyone learns differently, with some of the most common learning styles being visual, auditory and kinesthetic.
If you know which learning style best fits your own, you should pay attention to the study tips for students who learn the same way as you.
Check out our study suggestions for these three common learning styles, and see which ones work for you as you review your notes!
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