College Essays

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Why Colleges Rescind Admissions Offers
14 January, 2020
Sometimes, getting an acceptance letter isn’t the end of a college admissions story. It’s important that students temper the celebrations that may begin with that thick envelope (or joyous email). Colleges observe their future students until the first day of freshman classes, and reserve the right to rescind an admissions offer in certain situations. In the most recent report on revoked college acceptances, which was released back in 2009 by theNational Association of College Admission Counsel
Five Surefire Ways For Students To Manage College Application Stress Effectively
04 September, 2019
Applying to colleges can be stressful, and for teenagers, this decision is one of the biggest they will have made in their lives. College-bound seniors might be feeling overwhelmed and overworked as admissions deadlines loom closer, and the stress will build as they struggle to finish everything on time. The application process isn’t easy, so students should create a plan of action on how to cope with the added pressure. Parents can also serve as a supportive shoulder to lean on during this bus
Issue 2: Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler?
29 March, 2019
Welcome back to another edition of Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler, a weekly chance for parents to show their teens who’s boss or to lie to them that you lost on purpose. Maybe you’ll fare better here than with your NCAA bracket. This week’s edition features three questions that could appear on an ACT: one from Math and two from English. (Future editions will feature SAT questions, too.) As always, the Math question doesn’t require knowledge of a specific rule or formula, but, like the
What To Do When You've Been Waitlisted
21 March, 2019
Some colleges and universities can’t admit all of the students they would like to—or might want the option to—in regular decision. The result? Waitlisted. Getting admitted from the waitlist is not easy, but it is possible at some schools. Although I do not suggest being overly optimistic, some strategies can help increase your chances. If you have time, which many seniors do as the school year winds down, I suggest implementing them. Before you get to work, familiarize yourself with waitlist d
How To Tutor With Integrity When Not Everyone Does
14 March, 2019
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A Strategy to Help Your Child Better Manage Her Time
19 February, 2019
As your child gets older, you probably notice that her commitment to school, sports, and extracurricular activities is growing, too. Middle and high school students generally have more homework than younger kids, and the number of practices for athletics, dance, music, hobbies and other activities increases as participants move to higher levels of achievement and skills. The Juggling Act of Taking on Too Much With so many competing responsibilities to juggle, the weight of all of the commitmen
President’s Day vs. Presidents’ Day: A Brief and Timely Lesson on the Apostrophe
15 February, 2019
Presidents’ Day? President’s Day? Presidents Day? You’ve probably seen all of them on various calendars and ads for seasonal sales. Which one is right? Actually, each can be considered grammatically correct, but each iteration conveys a slight difference in meaning. Is it any wonder then that students struggle with the apostrophe on the ACT and SAT? The good news is both tests limit the scope of apostrophes to possession on nouns and contractions on pronouns. That doesn’t mean apostrophes are e
SAT Subject Test Series - Literature
13 February, 2019
Series Overview Welcome to the first post in our SAT Subject Test series. In this series, you will learn everything you need to know about these cousins of the regular SAT. The Subject Tests — sometimes referred to as “SAT 2s” — are often required for admission to top-tier universities, but they are much less discussed in education circles and online.  They are hour-long multiple choice standardized tests, administered by the College Board, that test your knowledge of various common academic s
#AdmissionsPros: Getting Admitted With Kofi Kankam
13 August, 2018
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#AdmissionsPros: BS/MD And BS/DO Admissions With Kristen Moon
01 August, 2018
Welcome to #AdmissionsPros [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/category/admissionspros/]! In this series, admissions advisors and educational consultants offer their advice and insight on the big picture of elementary, secondary, and graduate school admissions — from extracurriculars, to essays, to, (of course) standardized tests. Kristen Moon is a former test prep tutor and the founder of Moon Prep [https://www.moonprep.com/contact]specializing in competitive college admissions as well as pre-hea
Summer Is A Great Time To Write College Essays
25 July, 2018
Read these tips for maximizing your summer and getting a head start on writing your college essays, straight from the admissions experts at College Connections [http://www.college-connections.com]. *** More and more college essay prompts are digging deep to learn what they can about a student’s character. Numbers are easy to see and evaluate; however, measuring character is not quite as easy. Essay prompts are geared toward inspiring students to become self reflective, and to think critically
#AdmissionsPros: Finding Your Fit With Dr. Steven Mercer
23 July, 2018
Welcome to#AdmissionsPros [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/category/admissionspros/]! In this series, admissions advisors and educational consultants offer their advice and insight on the big picture of elementary, secondary, and graduate school admissions — from extracurriculars, to essays, to, (of course) standardized tests. Dr. Steven Mercer of Mercer Educational Consulting [https://www.mercered.com/] has spent his whole career in the field of education. Drawing from what he knows about tea