Category Archives: College Planning

How to Start Writing Your College Essay By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

A college essay, also known as a personal statement, is one of the most intimidating elements of the college application process, because for many students it is very hard to start. There are many things a student must take into consideration when writing their essay, from topic to structure, to word count and grammar. If done well, an essay can be the deciding factor between two applicants, and if done poorly, it can ruin a student’s application.

 

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Back to Basics: Preparing for College Before Senior Year By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

It’s almost time say goodbye to summer and kick off another school year. And while you may not be applying to colleges this year, there are many elements of the college process that you should be aware of, and should even start doing. Here are a few basic things to think about as you refresh your mind this fall.

 

 

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How to Present Yourself on Social Media for College Admissions By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

You hear it over and over again from parents, teachers, and other adults, that your social media channels can determine whether or not you get into a college. But, is that really true? The answer is absolutely. Just a few months ago, Harvard University rescinded 10 students’ applications because they were found responsible for participating in an inappropriate conversation on Facebook. While not necessarily this drastic, there are many similar incidents that happen at colleges and universities across the US during admissions season.

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Learn How to Prepare Yourself for the ACT in the Fall By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

Are you planning on taking the September ACT? Don’t forget to register today if you haven’t already!

Once you register, it’s all about preparing! The ACT exam may seem intimidating, especially if you’re new to the test. However, if you spend enough time studying and go into it with the proper strategy, you’ll have no problem getting a great score.

 

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Prepare Yourself for the August SAT By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

Today is the last day to register for the August SAT exam, so if you want to take it without the added pressure of the school year and college applications, now is the perfect time to do so! But, once you register, your work is far from over. A good amount of studying and preparation is needed to ensure you’ll get your target score.

 

 

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The Importance of Working and Volunteering on College Applications By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

High school underclassmen often hear from teachers and parents that having work or volunteer experience is a necessary part of college applications, and it’s something students should be doing as freshmen. But, do college admissions officers really feel the same way? And if you don’t have this experience by senior year, will that decrease your chances of getting into a college? The answer, in most cases, is yes. Keep reading to find out why.

 

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Do’s and Don’ts in Writing College Application Essays By Tom Jager

One of the most important moments of your life is already here: you’re about to send an application to a college. But when you finally sit down and start writing your application essay, the right words don’t come easily. Everything you write seems like total nonsense and you desperately delete it after hours of work.

But don’t be discouraged! Everybody experiences the toughness of writing a college application essay at one point in their lives. You just need a little assistance.

 

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Student Finance: Money Saving Tips for University First-Timers By Emma Miller

Going off to college is the time when you’ll acquire some skills that might help you live more comfortably both during your studies and later in your life. One of those skills is managing money and developing financial responsibility. Since many students live on a tight budget, they need to acquire some budget-friendly habits that will help them cut any unnecessary expenses and even increase their savings. Here are some money-saving tips that will make your college life more comfortable and enjoyable.

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How to Visit Colleges Without Ruining Your Summer Vacation By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

Summer is in full swing, and the last thing you want to be doing right now is sitting in a sweaty college classroom listening to an info session. Well, you don’t have to. While it’s a good idea to go on a few college tours over the summer, there’s no need to spend your entire summer vacation scouring college campuses. Here are just a few ways you can visit colleges and still have plenty of time to relax in the sun.

 

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How to Prepare for the College Process Over the Summer By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

It’s the middle of summer—and you might be tempted to spend every day relaxing at the beach. But, senior year is right around the corner, and you’re about to be thrown into the whirlwind of college application season. By preparing now, you’ll be relieving yourself of a lot of unnecessary stress. Here are some things you can do to help make the college process go more smoothly in the fall.

 

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