My mentors in high school, college, and graduate school pushed me to become the best version of myself. I find that a mentor for every stage of academic life is extremely important. For the college admissions process, you can look to a high school teacher, guidance counselor, or friend who has already gone through the … More 7 Habits: Find an Academic Mentor
In our post about the 7 habits of successful students, we mentioned that the first habit is to be proactive and never procrastinate. Of course, procrastinating is easy to do and being proactive is hard! It requires action not passivity and determination not complacency. You might procrastinate for a variety of reasons, both consciously and … More 7 Habits: Be Proactive
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It’s college application season! You’ve sent in your early decision apps and the deadline for regular decision is coming up. Applications not only showcase your grades and test scores, they display your roles in extracurricular activities. Ivy Global (not to mention colleges and employers) values developing leadership skills in all our students. Our students develop … More 7 Habits of Successful Students
One of the trickier parts of the SAT Reading Test involves interpreting figurative language: metaphors and other writerly devices that work by indirectly comparing one thing to another. These devices are especially common in literary fiction passages, but you’re likely to encounter them in other passage types, too. Figurative language is tricky for two main … More Understanding Figurative Language
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This week we are going to look at essay topics to avoid and an essay that gained a student admission to all of the top colleges. We’ll examine some of the techniques the author used that you can incorporate into your own essay. Types of cliché essays to avoid: The List – Avoid repurposing … More Weekly Tips and Tricks for College Admissions and Essays!
“According to Patrick Farrell, Wells’s usual editor at the Times, Wells sometimes e-mails around deadline to say that he’s forgotten how to write.” The quotation above is from a recent article in the New Yorker, about New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells. Worried emails to his editor aside, Wells is a very accomplished writer, … More Tips for ACT Essay Writing
I hope it was helpful to brainstorm and freewrite about the Common Application Essay prompts over the past couple of weeks. At this point, you should feel more interested and invested in one of the five prompts. It helps if you pick a topic you care about. You are the real focus–your topic should be … More Weekly Tips and Tricks for College Admissions and Essays!
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