School is back in season for most of us, or is starting back up soon, and that means early hours before the sun has risen, lots of coffee, and a whole lot of yawning. I used to be that person that would sleep till 4 in the afternoon, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve found… Read More How To Have Better Mornings
Once you hit junior year, the idea of college starts to become more real every day. Junior year is a great time to start preparing for college so that you are on schedule, and possibly ahead of the game. This post outlines some of the steps I took during junior year that can help everything… Read More Preparing for College: What You Should Be Doing During Junior Year
Many American high schools and colleges require at least 2 years of study in a foreign language. Despite this, American’s generally fall behind other countries in proficiency in non-English languages. Before electing to not sign up for that French or German class, consider the benefits of learning a second or third language. Improved Multi-tasking People… Read More Why You Should Be Learning A Foreign Language
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… Read More How to Take Notes from Non-Fiction Books
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… Read More How I prepared for the SAT
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… Read More The Value of Reading + My Recommended Reads
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… Read More Sandy Style: My Favorite Beach Outfits
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… Read More Applying to College: Early Decision, Early Action, or Regular Admission?
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… Read More Why Touring Schools Is Important
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… Read More Are AP Classes Worth It?