Category Archives: Advice for Sophomores

So You Want to be a Doctor? Part I: High School

Written by guest writer, Testmasters teacher, Rice University student, and future physician: Carmella D. So you want to be a doctor?  As a high school student (and if you’re like me, much earlier than that), you probably have an inkling … Continue reading

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5 Important Tips for Writing a Scholarship Essay.

Those apprehensive about student loans or the cost of attending school might look towards scholarships to help ease that burden. Most, if not all, scholarships require an essay to apply, so today we’ll be giving you five tips to writing … Continue reading

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Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

Many undergraduate institutions, especially competitive ones, offer optional interviews for admissions, and the most dreaded question that comes up is the one at the end: “Do you have any questions for me?” Today we’ll be discussing the purpose of this question … Continue reading

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Common Interview Questions

Today we’ll be posting questions we commonly see on the interview trail. While most universities do not require interviews, many do offer optional ones, so take advantage of them if available! Take a look at these and make sure you have solid, … Continue reading

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Does Undergrad Prestige Matter for Graduate School Admissions?

Today we’re featuring a post from our sister blog, It’s Not GRE-ek. As many of you are ramping up for undergraduate admissions, we wanted to put some perspective on how much “prestige” matters when going from an undergraduate degree to … Continue reading

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PSAT Semifinalists – How to Advance, What to Expect

PSAT Semifinalist cutoffs being announced soon, so we want to detail the path towards becoming a full-fledged National Merit Finalist, and what that means exactly. Let us know in the comments if you qualified as a Semifinalist! How Many People Earn … Continue reading

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5 Goals for the New Semester

With a new school year fast approaching, we put together a list of 5 goals students, both high school and college alike, should aim to achieve this year: Get to know 1 teacher or professor really well: When it comes down to … Continue reading

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Best of the Blog: College Visits 101 – Talking to Students

Since many of you are embarking on college tours, we’ll be presenting one of our favorite blog posts on college visits, originally posted by Calvin. Enjoy! You can learn a lot about a college from its website, its guided tours, … Continue reading

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What is a Good Score on the New SAT?

Today was exciting news in the standardized test community, as College Board released its first set of data and concordance tables regarding the New 2016 SAT. In light of this, we have updated our previous post with updated average New 2016 … Continue reading

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Do’s and Don’t’s of Writing a College Admissions Essay

Today we’ll be giving some tips about how to and what to write for your college admissions essay! Don’t waste your summer! Make sure to start early on these essays because it’s quite possibly the most important piece of writing … Continue reading

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