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Beyond Brilliance: The Secrets To Better Learning

  I am so excited to introduce Beyond Brilliance, a new book by four UC Berkeley students about how we learn and how we can do it better. You can get the ebook free or purchase a hard copy and receive a full refund if you read it and write an honest review proving you read the […]

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The Unspoken Word Among Students: Plagiarism

  We always use the word “ethical” if we want to describe something what is right, made or done according to rules and involves some moral values. Why then should we refer plagiarism to ethical issues too? Let us specify what plagiarism is. There are several activities that are referred to the notion: substantial copy-paste, […]

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10 Tips for Writing College Admissions Worthy Essays

  The average American student attends school 180 days each year. Multiply that by 12 years and, by the time you graduate, you get 2,160 compulsory school days. You would think after all that reading, writing, studying, test-taking, and amassing of extracurricular and civic engagements that writing a college admissions essay would be a breeze. […]

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What is Plagiarism and How Do You Avoid It?

  This article is timely, considering all the discussion about Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention. We always use the word “ethical” if we want to describe something that is right, made or done according to rules and involves some moral values. Why then should we refer plagiarism to ethical issues too? Let us […]

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How to Write a Personal Statement

If a private university or college is in your future, the Common App is your one-way ticket. You’ve got one shot at a winning application, and Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy, is here to help! How to Write a Personal Statement: A 3-Day Live Online Course is the ultimate course for students and counselors […]

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Get a Great Letter of Recommendation

  Most scholarship applications require a letter of recommendation, some will require as many as three. The individuals you will ask to write these letters are called references. Getting a great letter of recommendation takes a little planning on your part. Here are 8 tips to keep in mind: 1. Start thinking early about who […]

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Three Tips for Time Efficiency

  This article was originally posted at TheOldSchool.cool by Mr. Jim Whiddon, CEO and founder of The Old School, established to help young men and women gain wisdom and understanding in our day.  1.     The Traffic Light System A few years ago, my company implemented a simple system of time management with the goal of freeing up more time for […]

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Recovering a Tanked GPA

  Summer is an excellent time for students to re-evaluate their progress in college. Here are some tips for students whose GPA could be suffering after the first year of college. The college spring semester has come to an end for most colleges and universities by this point. By now, your student probably has a […]

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The Advantages of One-on-One Test Prep Tutoring

  Standardized testing can be stressful at best, terrifying at worst. An experienced private tutor offers students a huge advantage with their preparation. By devising a blueprint to prepare for these exams, students can reduce anxiety and drastically improve their scores. Here are some advantages of one-on-one test prep tutoring: Stress Reduction As I mentioned […]

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There’s an AP For That: 3 Burning Questions About the Right Prep Classes for College… Answered!

  Sometimes between all the test prep and soccer games and essay-writing, it’s easy to forget that, at the core of it all, the most important factor on a college application is the high school transcript. While test scores, essays and extracurricular achievements are all taken very seriously, the transcript is still the basis for […]

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