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Volume 10, Issue 6

College Essay Writing Tips for Rising Seniors

Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.

124 was spiteful.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind another. His mother called him “WILD THING.”

Call me Ishmael.

These are indelible first lines. I often wonder how long it took Garcia Marquez, Morrison, Austen, Sendak, Melville and other literary giants to perfect them. How many drafts did they have to painstakingly craft and then heart-wrenchingly toss away before finally penning those artful sentences?

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Juniors: How to Deal with Your First SAT Score

The school year is winding down, and current juniors are probably feeling a little overwhelmed with the prospect of starting the admissions process this summer. By now you should have taken the SAT or ACT, and are probably just receiving your scores.

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Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges with Great Summer Programs for Undergraduates

We all know how important it is for high school students to spend their summers productively in order to explore their interests, deepen their involvement, and learn something new about their goals. Just because you are in college does not mean that productive summers are any less important.

Colleges and universities across the US realize the value of spending the summer learning more about a particular career and actually obtaining hands-on experience. Many schools offer unique programs to help undergraduate students do just that. Here are Dr. Kat’s five colleges with great summer programs for undergraduates.

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