Month: February 2017

Make the Most of Your College Tours This Spring

February 22, 2017

Its that time of year. Spring is right around corner, which means it is the perfect time to start planning your college visits and campus tours. Talk with your family about your options and compile a list of schools you are interested in attending. Ideally you will want to see the campus in action, so try to plan your visits when classes are in session.

To make the most of your visit we recommend you make a list of questions before you go. Keep it on your phone so you can have it with you on the tour.  Try to hit each of the following categories. You can use the samples provided or use them as a template to create your own list of questions.

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The Importance of Self-Care

February 15, 2017

Yesterday, many people celebrated Valentine’s Day. A day when you show the one’s you love how much you care. It is great to show others how much you care for them, but don’t forget to show yourself a little love too!  You must take good care of yourself to sustain the level of energy required to work hard and pursue your dreams everyday. You can only last so long on no sleep, junk food, and zero exercise.

 

Your health and wellness should be a priority. If you want to pursue happiness and be successful you must focus on building healthy habits and practices into your everyday life. Self-care is often overlooked but it is a hidden gem of long term success.

 

To step up your self-care game make sure you are doing the following things:

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SAT Prep: Writing Tips to Help You Ace the SAT

February 8, 2017

Have you registered for the SAT yet? The next deadline is February 10, 2017 (eeek, that’s soon!) for the testing session held on March 11, 2017.

 

Registration is not the only thing you need to do to prep for the SAT. You need to study, review, and prepare for each section of the assessment. The Math and Reading sections of the SAT are required to generate a score report that will be sent to your prospective schools. However, this year the essay portion is optional and dependent upon college and university admission guidelines. Do the schools you want to apply to require the written essay? Top universities such as Yale, Harvard, Duke, Stanford, and The University of California System require applicants to submit a SAT written essay score.  To eliminate unneeded stress and surprise make sure you know if your schools of interest require the written essay.

 

If you are in the pool of applicants that need to complete the essay being a good communicator is going to be a huge help on the writing segment. Writing is simply a way to communicate through the written word. If you can express yourself well in writing, by establishing a point with supporting arguments that are clear and concise, not only will you do well on the SAT, you will succeed in other areas of your life.

 

Let’s look into some ways you can improve your writing:

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Quiz: What’s Your Communication Style?

February 1, 2017

In developing relationships with friends and classmates being a good communicator is really important. Even when you are dealing with more formal relationships like the ones you develop with your favorite teachers, a coach, or a mentor, communication is key. The way you communicate says a lot about who you are and can give you insights into what you do well and what you need to improve upon. Keep in mind that communication is not just what you say. You communicate with your body language, your tone, and your face all the time.

Grab a pen and sheet of paper. Take the quiz below to learn about your communication style.

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