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Volume 13, Issue 6

Ask One Simple Question to Improve Your College Application Essay

By Rachel, IvyWise Master College Admissions Counselor

There is more to a great personal statement than the right topic. In fact, there’s more to it than being about yourself – a tip that most people will readily offer. While application readers, college admissions officers, and committees use your essay as a chance to get to know you, they are also looking for evidence that you can think critically, and being able to do so indicates a certain level of preparedness for education at the college level.

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True or False? 5 Test Prep Myths Debunked By an Expert Tutor

By IvyWise Master Tutor

For many students, mystery can surround the ACT and SAT, with rumors and misinformation circulating as students prepare to take these important college entrance exams. It’s important for students to inform themselves on the content of each test, and to not buy into the hype about which test is “better” and other common myths.

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Should You Take the August SAT?

The College Board is reintroducing the August SAT date this year, and the deadline to register is fast approaching on July 28. Rising juniors and seniors have some time to decide whether or not they want to take the SAT in August, but there are many benefits and drawbacks to consider before registering for the late summer test date.

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Athletic Recruiting 101: What Student Athletes Need to Know

Many high school athletes dream of continuing to play their sport at the collegiate level, whether it’s at a Division I, II, or III school. From football and basketball to swimming, baseball, softball, and more, there are a number of sports in which student athletes can be recruited to play at the next level, but it’s important for students to understand the basics of the athletic recruiting process before deciding if it’s an avenue they want to pursue.

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