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Volume 7, Issue 3

Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges Where You Can Express Your Poetic Voice

Last month was National Poetry Month, so whether you love Emily Dickinson’s slanted rhyme, Allen Ginsberg’s beats, or Langston Hughes’ Renaissance jazz, now is a great time to celebrate this literary art form. If you’d like to pursue your passion for poetry, be it writing, history, analysis, or performance, in college, the expert counselors at IvyWise have identified five great schools where you can find poetic inspiration.

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Withstanding the Time of Tests

It’s spring, which means testing season is in full swing. You know the scene: the early-morning haze over your eyes; the perfectly sharpened number-2 pencils lined up neatly on your desk; the industrial clock ticking away the seconds; those little bits of eraser gathering at your feet. With more standardized test options than ever before (PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, AP, TOEFL), it’s easy to get confused – and overwhelmed! The key to standardized testing is knowing what tests to take and when to take them. (IvyWise students receive a detailed standardized testing schedule with recommendations). Take a deep breath, the experts at IvyWise are here to explain the acronyms and offer up some great tips to ease those test-taking anxieties.

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Juniors – What To Do After You Visit a College

You’re nearing the end of junior year, and at this point, you’ve hopefully started to research schools, create a preliminary college list, and visit prospective colleges. If there are still schools on your list that you want to visit before senior year, you should make every effort to do so now. This will allow you to talk with current students and professors, see dorms, dining halls, and other campus facilities in use, and gain an overall impression of the school’s atmosphere and community. College websites, brochures, and catalogs offer lots of information, however, nothing beats the insight you can gain from stepping onto a college campus. But, what happens once you’ve come home from your visit? To help you out, the expert counselors at IvyWise have some advice on what to do after you visit a college.

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