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A year-by-year college-prep guide for high schoolers (and their parents)

My friends and I like to bore our kids with stories about how we applied to college back in the Gen-X heyday: We had to pull forms off the back of college brochures, type all our information and essay ... read more

The unbearable lightness of being wrong

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged essay, Yoo Jung Kim discusses how she learned ... student and the co-author of What Every Science Student Should Know, a guide for aspiring college STEM students. S... read more

Kids and Money: Demystify your family's college application process

The online program also offers advice on navigating the standardized testing process and the crafting of polished essays ... in their family to attend college. The guide covers everything from ... read more

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Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? I Intended to Find Out

During that year, I’d read the Evelyn Wood guide to speed reading and J ... Three years earlier, John DiIulio, a political scientist, published his essay “The Coming of the Super-Predators” in The Wee... read more

How to Make Friends in College

Welcome to the VICE Guide to Life ... you kombucha in the library mid-essay crisis; or comfort you when you experience your first heartbreak. Pick your college friends wisely, and they'll be ... read more

Should We Teach the Five-Paragraph Essay?

Josh Boldt, who teaches writing at the University of Georgia in Athens, shares his thoughts: College writing teachers hate the five-paragraph essay. According to Writing Analytically, the writing guid... read more

How to Write the Perfect College Essay: Step by Step

In other words, why are you special? You can look this up anywhere online, but college essay questions are looking to know what you’re going to bring to the school, and why they should take you. In a ... read more

Apartment Guide scholarship

Apartment Guide looks to help students trying to balance college expenses and costs of living with a $2,500 scholarship. Possible recipients must write a 500-600 word essay with one question in mind, ... read more

The Idioms of Non-Argument

The review’s first paragraph complains that the book doesn’t discuss financial hardship among college students ... The famous essay that Allum Bokhari and Milo Yiannopoulos wrote in 2016, “An Establis... read more

Then and now: an interactive guide to college houses through Penn's history

From the earliest on-campus housing in the Quadrangle to the newly-renovated Hill College House, The Daily Pennsylvanian explored just how much Penn dorms have changed. The high rises were built in th... read more

College-prep centers in high schools leveling playing field

On the recent National College Application Day, 32 Indiana colleges waived the usual application fees, while Indianapolis public high schools leveraged the ensuing excitement in future centers to help ... read more

3 Things to Know About SAT Score Reports

Benchmark scores guide students in making post-SAT plans. Failing to meet a benchmark score may indicate that you will struggle with college-level courses ... subscores and essay scores if applicable, ... read more

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