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An Analysis of the Common App Personal Statement Prompts 2020-2021

July 2, 2020

After months of research, weighing your options, and comparing acceptance rates, you’re finally settled on a college list that you’re happy with. Chances are, at least a couple of the schools among your choices use the Common Application. Aside from allowing you to fill out your personal and academic information once (instead of a dozen or so times!), the Common App is where your personal statement goes to help schools get to know you

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Personal Statement Structure: How to Organize Your Essay

July 1, 2020

If you’re about to be a high school senior, you’ve probably heard this many times by now — the personal statement can make or break your application. Using just 650 words, you have to demonstrate who you are, what makes you unique, and what you’re passionate about in a way that impresses admissions officers.

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How to Get Into MIT

June 30, 2020

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a dream school for almost every student interested in STEM — and even for business and humanities candidates. But gaining admission to MIT is easier said than done.

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High School Organization Tips to Help You Succeed

June 26, 2020

Let’s face it. There is so much going on in your life as a high school student. You’re rushing from finishing up your classes to getting to your club Zoom meetings on time. If you’re an upperclassman, you have to find time between completing homework assignments to look up colleges

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When is it Too Late To Apply To Medical School?

June 25, 2020

You’ve been preparing for the last few years, and you were well on your way to racking up extracurriculars, acing the MCAT, and getting As in your senior year classes. However, with the arrival of COVID-19, your plans to apply to medical school may have completely been thrown off. Not only

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Recommending the 10 Best Podcasts for High School Students

June 24, 2020

In my opinion, podcasts are one of the best and easiest ways to absorb information and learn about new topics. As the host of three podcasts, I’m particularly excited to suggest the best podcasts for high school students.

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How to Build an App in High School

June 22, 2020

It has become an unwritten rule that aspiring computer science majors must first build an app in high school before even applying to college. Even if you’re not a CS student, you can still learn how to

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Questions to Ask Yourself When Thinking About College Fit

June 18, 2020

When you are a high school junior, there can be a lot on your plate, as you may be settling into leadership roles in your extracurriculars and planning when to take your standardized tests.

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A Guide to Virtual College Tours

June 17, 2020

The college visit road trip: a longtime rite of passage where rising sophomores and juniors pile in the car with their parents and visit prospective college campuses. This year, with the outbreak of COVID-19, that tradition is now in jeopardy. So how do future college students get a feel for college campuses, and know where to apply?

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How to Get Clinical Experience as a Pre-Med Student

June 17, 2020

Medical school admissions committees like to see that applicants have spent time becoming familiar with the actual practice of medicine. Clinical shadowing has become a popular way to assess a desire to practice medicine.

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