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Volume 10, Issue 2

Demonstrated Interest: What’s Your IQ?

You probably think of Einstein and crazy tests when you think of IQ, but in college admissions, IQ is entirely different. Interest quotient, or what many call demonstrated interest, has increasingly become one of the more important “soft factors” considered when evaluating college applications.

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Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges for Winter Sports

The 2014 Winter Olympics opened last week, and with the games comes a renewed interest in fun, and even unusual, winter sports. If proximity to the slopes or the ability to hit the ice in between classes is a high priority in your college search, check out Dr. Kat’s favorite schools for winter sports and activities.

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Developing Your Interests: Kickstarting Your Own Blog

We all know that grades and test scores are key factors in college admissions, but activities outside of the classroom are also very important. Schools are looking to build a class of specialists, so it’s important to hone in on a few interests you’re really passionate about and develop them.

One activity that allows you to learn, document your experience, and demonstrate knowledge of a particular field or interest is blogging.

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