Category Archives: Opinion

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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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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Is the New SAT More Reading Intensive?

We recently came across this interesting piece by the New York Times regarding the New SAT’s  increased focus on the verbal/reading side of academics. While it’s true there is a longitudinal incorporation of English across the test, overall, we feel like the exam … Continue reading

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College Visits 101 – Talking to Professors

So, you’ve scoured a college’s website, gone to the info session, and taken the guided campus tour. And yet, you still have unanswered questions. Which departments are the best? Who can answer technical questions about a specific major? How are … Continue reading

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What makes a Premed student successful?

Hello! My name is Joey Gu. You may have already seen some of my posts here on College Compass, but in case you don’t know, I interned with Test Masters last summer. Now is the time of year when high … Continue reading

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Clean my room? But don’t you want me to go to College?

A recent study by University of Minnesota researchers shows that the state of your room can have a profound impact on the kind of decisions you make and your decision making process. According to the abstract, “… orderly environments lead … Continue reading

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College Visits 101 – Info Sessions and Guided Tours

  You can read all the brochures, guidebooks, and websites you want, but the best way to learn about a college is to go there and see it for yourself. If you’re a high school senior, you’ve probably sent off … Continue reading

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What Universities Have the Best Teachers?

What makes a university “the best” university in the country? Oftentimes students trying to decide where to go for college go straight to U. S. News and World Report’s list of best universities without questioning the methods USNWR uses to … Continue reading

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So you want to be a Theatre Major?

What’s wrong with you?! This is the question you will be asked the most if you’re planning on pursuing a Theatre Major. Other questions might include: “What, is a business degree too good for you?”, “Are you insane?” or “Do … Continue reading

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Top Five Haunted Colleges

Since it’s Halloween, we thought we would take this opportunity to consider a not often discussed, but potentially very important factor in deciding where to go to college: hauntedness. If you’re the ghost-loving type, then you might want to apply … Continue reading

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