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Volume 14, Issue 6

Fighting Summer Brain Drain: Tips From An Expert Tutor

By Priyam, IvyWise Master Tutor

Summer “brain drain” or the “summer slide,” the theory that over the summer break students stop learning and even lose some of what they’ve learned during the school year, is a real phenomenon that’s been documented by researchers for the past several decades. However, there are a number of simple ways in which students can keep their brains active in order to prevent losing any of the gains they’ve made over the previous academic year.

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Top Essay Brainstorming Tips From Former Admissions Officers

The summer between junior and senior year is the prime time for college bound students to start brainstorming and writing their college application essays. The Common Application has already released the essay prompts for the 2018-19 application season, and with account rollover, students can get started on their Common App now, getting the bulk of the work out of the way before the start of the school year in the fall.

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It’s Not Too Late! 4 Last-Minute Summer Activities For Students

Don’t have any productive summer plans? While it might be too late for many summer programs, there are still a number of initiatives that students can do in order to have a productive summer break and stand out when it comes time to apply to college.

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