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How to Take Notes from Non-Fiction Books- Click for tips!

How to Take Notes from Non-Fiction Books

August 15, 2016 | No Comments

We all encounter the dreaded essays, projects, and test on non-fiction books during our school years. This summer I had to read How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster and then use five of the chapters in the book to analyze a piece of classic literature in an essay (I chose Pride […]

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How I prepared for the SAT - click to see my tips!

How I prepared for the SAT

August 8, 2016 | No Comments

If you are in your junior or senior year of high school, you definitely need to be thinking about the SAT. For me, I chose to take it first semester of my junior year, when it was still the old SAT which is on the 2400 scale, to get it out of the way. It’s […]

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The Value of Reading. Click to see how reading benefits you and my suggestion of books to get you started!

The Value of Reading + My Recommended Reads

August 4, 2016 | 2 Comments

I have always been a bookworm and swear to always be one for as long as I have breath in my lungs. I’ve found, however, that most people do not share this sentiment. I simply cannot imagine a life without books, and I truly believe that Ernest Hemingway was right in saying that “There is […]

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Sandy Style: My Favorite Beach Outfits

August 1, 2016 | No Comments

Anytime I go somewhere new, even just a few hours away for a beach vacation, I love putting together outfits for the new place where no one knows me. These are a few of the outfits I wore last week at the beach, and although most of my clothes come from stores like Marshalls and […]

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Applying to College: Early Decision, Early Action, or Regular Admission?

July 28, 2016 | No Comments

When your senior year comes, you have several different options for how you want to approach applying for college. Besides just the schools themselves, you can choose from up to three different application programs. Not all schools may offer all three (about 450 colleges in the U.S. offer Early Decision or Early Action programs,) but […]

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Why Touring Schools Is Important

July 26, 2016 | No Comments

Insider Information Many schools offer an information session when you schedule a tour, and if you are going to be on campus anyways, I highly recommend taking advantage of that opportunity. Someone from the faculty, or a current student, will speak to you for usually no more than an hour, and from my experience, you […]

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Are AP Classes Worth It?

July 24, 2016 | No Comments

AP stands for Advanced Placement, and these courses are generally considered to be at the “college level.” The point in taking an AP class is to get college credit for the class after taking the AP exam at the end of the year. Are you up for the challenge, or is it just not worth it to […]

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SAT vs. ACT

July 22, 2016 | No Comments

When applying to any college directly out of high school, you will need an SAT and/or ACT score report. Most schools accept either, but some schools prefer one or have certain requirements such as SAT subject tests. Use this guide to help you decide which is best for you, but don’t forget to check with […]

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How to Make The Most of Your Summer

July 20, 2016 | 2 Comments

For those of us on the east coast, there is about a month left until we are back in session for school. With the impending date of our loss of freedom creeping up, the inevitable feeling of panic begins to set in as you realize you haven’t done even half of the things you said […]

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Building a College List

July 16, 2016 | No Comments

College is an opportunity for change, a chance to start over. Your academic record starts all over, as does your personal and social record. Unless you are infinitely satisfied with your life the way it is, I suggest taking this opportunity to make some changes as you begin considering where you might like to find […]

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