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How to Get a Scholarship 101: How to Find the Right Scholarship and Save Money on Tuition

As nearly 70% of students now graduate in debt, we’re officially in a student debt crisis. Thankfully, with the help of scholarships, students have opportunities to offset that debt and even avoid it altogether. By focusing on how to get a scholarship, you can ensure that you can pay your tuition off soon after graduating, if […]

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9 Powerful Study Hacks That Will Improve Your Memory for a Test

Do you have an important exam taking place just around the corner?  Come exam time, there’s no denying that high levels of stress and anxiety that come alongside a series of tests. This stress paired with the stress and ongoings of everyday life can feel incredibly overwhelming for students.  Fortunately, there are proven ways […]

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Why Confidence Is Important for Achieving Better Grades

Confidence is something you’ll hear about from the time you’re a child and throughout the rest of your life as an adult. But what’s all the fuss for? Why is confidence important? Having confidence can help you get the job of your dreams, accomplish goals and even improve your grades. Although it sounds hard […]

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10 Tips to Creating a Magical Valedictorian Speech

So, you’re the class valedictorian. That’s amazing. Congratulate yourself on a job well done. But now isn’t the time to sit and relax. You need to write a valedictorian speech to give at your commencement exercises. And it needs to be reflective of your high school or college career. Gulp! Don’t stress, though. You […]

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Top 10 Tips for Nailing Your College Admission Interview

Does the idea of a college admission interview give you anxiety? You’re not alone! 92% of adults report anxiety over formal interviews. While this is based on the job interview process, school interviews aren’t much different. While interviews are important for creating a good first impression, they don’t have to be an anxiety-inducing process. By […]

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4 Best Extracurricular Activities to Impress Colleges

2017 was the most difficult year ever recorded when it came to earning a spot at the most elite colleges in the country — and 2018 will likely continue that trend. We know that impressing colleges and improving your academic performance and personal resume is on the minds of students of all ages. You want to […]

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8 Effective Study Habits to Boost Your Grades

The only thing getting in the way of awesome grades is you. Your study habits can make or break your report card this semester. So, how do you study? Do you study the same way as your peers? If you’re unsatisfied with your grades, you can probably improve your study habits. Everyone is different […]

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ACT vs SAT: Which One Should You Take?

It’s finally that time: the moment when you get to take the ACT or the SAT to qualify for the college of your dreams. This is a big step in your academic career, and you want to make sure that it’s done right the first time. That being said, you want to make sure […]

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How to Become a Class Valedictorian

So, you want to be the valedictorian of your class? That’s awesome, but you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you. What exactly is a valedictorian? Traditionally, a valedictorian is the person in the class with the highest grades overall. If there is a tie, there may be more than one valedictorian. Some […]

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Top 7 Tips for Improving Your GPA

How to Improve Your GPA We’ll cover tips that are universally helpful among high school and college students. It doesn’t matter what grade you’re in; what matters is how well you can apply yourself and stick to it. Let’s cover the top 7 tips to boost your GPA. 1. Use a Note Taking Method […]

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