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Posts tagged with: College Application

A recent Washington Post article details the surge in college applications to competitive private universities. Harvard logged 57,000 applicants (use 42%) and UC Berkeley, 112,000, up 28% respectively, for example. The lift in applications is attributed to the suspension of...
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This recent NBC article details the regurgitated arguments that slam the SAT for its socioeconomic biases and inequality, and may serve as a jumping off point for why all these points, meritorious as they all are, are short-sighted and ultimately...
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The sixth episode of “Graduating Anxiety,” and final episode of the first season, comes out today. Join us as we speak with a couple of classic cases of teenage and young adults who struggle with anxiety, particularly as they navigate...
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Alexia is the third of four siblings. As of now, she’s planning on majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Economics in college with an eye toward a career in the STEM field. Last summer, she participated in an internship...
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Alliance Tutoring is offering a fall scholarship of eight weeks to one African American student, granting free access to the considerable academic resources available through Alliance Tutoring, for those selected without the means to obtain this assistance on their own....
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I gave my eight year-old daughter a practice problem from a critical reading practice section of an SAT out of morbid curiosity. It was a vocab in context question, which she promptly answered correctly in under a minute. I bring...
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Essential Parenting Tasks for a Healthy College Transition I’ve written previously in this column that every college freshman has mental health needs. While your role as a parent is changing during this period, too, it isn’t ending. There are crucial...
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First Choice: Peterson’s SAT Prep Book 2020 Series: Peterson’s SAT Prep Guide Paperback: 840 pages Publisher: Peterson’s; 20 edition (April 28, 2020) Language: English ISBN-10: 0768944007 ISBN-13: 978-0768944006 Second Choice: SAT Prep Black Book (CONTAINS SUBJECT TEST PREP, TOO) Paperback: 576 pages Publisher: ACT Prep Books; 2 edition...
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Like many others I’d imagine, I’ve been watching the recent protests with much compassion. Coming from a background of white privilege, I don’t feel like I can say much about it, so I will leave it at this: the BLM...
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Anecdote to set up the big moment: Okay, I’m going to go ahead and date myself here. (I’m bald, so there’s really no hiding my age, anyway, especially in the summer, but I digress.) Let me educate you on the...
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