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The Top 5 Steps to Smarter SAT Prep

The most frequent mistake made by people preparing to take the SAT–after not studying enough–is studying in a sloppy, haphazard manner. The more care you take in the early stages of your preparation for the SAT test, the better the end result. Set demanding yet reasonable goals for your SAT experience, then summon the necessary […]

The Top 5 SAT Land mines

Let’s face it: the SAT test is littered with land mines seeking to lure the unwary student into careless or panic-induced mistakes. This underscores the fact that one of the best SAT preparation strategies involves learning how to keep the test from beating you. Being able to avoid the land mines separates the casual from […]

How to Pick Your Recommenders

Excerpt The following is an excerpt from the book The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions by Anna Ivey Published by Harcourt; April 2005;$14.00US; 0-15-602979-0 Copyright © 2006 Anna Ivey Avoid jumping all over the first person who offers to write you a “great recommendation.” Recommendation writing is both an art and a science, and […]

10 Tips For Preparing For Your Next Exam

Need help with your next exam? Get pro-active and prepare for success ahead of time with these 10 study tips. 1. You need a dedicated study area. That means you need to find a good place to study that’s quiet, has plenty of room to spread out books and papers, and offers plenty of good […]

How To Prepare For A Test

Preparing for a test can be an agonizing experience. There are just so many things you have to remember, so many things to memorize and so many things to read. One way of making preparation for a test easier is to understand the type of the test that will be taking. How to prepare for […]

Writing Personal Statement For College

The whole process of seeking admission into college is very arduous and psychologically demanding. But the worst thing is writing the personal statement for college applications. Initially, you feel that writing a personal statement will be an easy task. You only need to sit down and write few words about your source of inspiration, what […]

Paying for College

The first thing you should do is file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This will automatically apply for grants, loans, and scholarships that are granted to the general continuing education public.

Colleges Know What You Did Last Summer

Admissions professionals are often asked by anxious parents about summer activities and how these will be viewed by college admissions offices. I recently had a conversation with a mother who, checklist in hand, wanted to know if her son needs to practice tennis five or seven times a week in order to look attractive to […]