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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
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
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
Engaging Ways To Open Your Personal Statement
10 July, 2018
Summer is in full swing, and rising high school seniors have college applications on their minds. The Common Application essays have not changed from last application cycle; therefore, savvy students are using their summer breaks to get a head start on writing the personal statement. But are you staring at a blank screen and wondering where to begin? Here are some tips for choosing a topic and writing a strong essay opening. Choosing a Personal Statement Topic Your essay, or personal statement,
#AdmissionsPros: No Shortcuts With Michelle Kim Hall
17 May, 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. Michelle Kim Hall is Director of Law Counseling at Stratus Admissions [https://lawschool.stratusadmissionscounseling.com/], a firm that boasts a comprehensive, team-base
#AdmissionsPros: Staying Grounded With Franca Rawitz Of ReadySetCollege
02 May, 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. Franca Rawitz founded ReadySetCollege [http://www.readysetcollege.nyc/] to give students and parents some expert guidance through the college admissions process. With he
"His Editing Work Was Spectacular And The Finished Product Was Loved By All Who Read It."
08 February, 2018
Sunjay Dixit is an award-winning science writer and journalist [http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/31/nyregion/thecity/take-my-life-please.html], a former Senior Editor at Psychology Today [https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200811/the-art-now-six-steps-living-in-the-moment] and Columbia University creative writing professor, and the founder and lead instructor of The New York Writers’ Intensive [http://newyorkwritersintensive.com/]. He is also a Noodle Pro [https://www.noodlepros.com/tutor/p
7 Ways To Write A Better Essay
02 February, 2018
It may seem hard to write on command, but this guide will give you the tools to churn out a fascinating essay with ease. *** Regardless of how experienced a writer may be, formulating a cohesive idea is mentally and, at times, emotionally demanding. Still, teachers ask students to tackle the difficult task of writing in the midst of juggling assignments [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2018/01/03/help-child-time-management/] from other classes, extracurricular activities [https://www.noodlepr
"The Essays Were Amongst The Best Our Sons' Teachers Ever Read."
31 January, 2018
As an experienced tutor for 11th and 12th grade students, Marguerita Merrick [https://www.noodlepros.com/tutor/profile/ZDNmYzM4ZmVlMWRmNGY] is well versed in the dos and don’ts of college essay writing. She has helped countless students gain admissions to their schools of choice, and always seeks to make the college application process more enjoyable for her students. For one family, Marguerita’s touch made all the difference when it came to getting in to their dream schools. “We hired Margueri
Four Tips to Write Your Best Personal Statement
25 January, 2018
When I talk to students about the college application process, many tell me that what they dread most is penning the personal statement. They say they’re unsure of which aspects of their lives count as “interesting enough,” and feel uncertain about their ability to tell their own stories in a compelling way. It’s true that you should take the personal statement seriously; admissions officers will tell you that while GPA, course load, and SAT [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/09/13/improve-y
The Parent Statement: What Not To Say
12 October, 2017
Much has been written about how to write a parent statement or essay for your child’s applications to private preschool or continuing K–12 schools, but little has been written on what not to write. For parents of preschoolers to students at older points of entry (and all the years in between), the finest example of admissions/application essay instructions can be found in the Common Application to U.S. colleges and universities. The Common App [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/07/18/how-to
"She Had A Very Big Impact On Our Son And His Study Habits."
12 October, 2017
Adina is not only bright and thoughtful, but she is also very pleasant and has a terrific disposition. *** Noodle Pro Adina Yoffie [https://www.noodlepros.com/tutor/profile/Y2E1MjExNmVkNjNhMzU]has been tutoring for 10 years. She helped one student with this mid year essays through his year end research papers. “We hired Adina Yoffie to tutor our son and help him academically through middle school. She was hired on a once a week basis and she came to our apartment, always very prompt. Adina i