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School Admission Tips I Learned from Giving College Tours

Hi there! My name is Brittany, and I recently graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. One of my very favorite parts of my time at Muhlenberg was giving college tours as a tour guide for the Admissions Department. I learned lots of important skills from the job, such as walking backwards, recovering gracefully when you trip, and pulling off

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SSAT Math Help That’s Out of This World

When you think of NASA, what do you picture- a rocket blasting off into space? Astronauts learning how to live in zero gravity? How about the Pythagorean Theorem, scientific notation, and calculating area or volume? NASA provides many valuable math help resources, including middle and high school math help guides with examples that illustrate the important ways that math is

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Five Effective Study Tips to Practice in The New Year

As schools around the country begin to open their doors for the first time in the new year, students are offered the opportunity to improve. Whether your new year’s resolution list includes practicing free throws, being nicer to a brother or audition for the school play, improving in the classroom should be at the top of the list. Even if

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Challenges Equal Opportunities: My Next Semester Abroad in Santiago Chile

As an independent school grad, I understand the necessity of stepping out of the comfort zone. While it may not always be easy, exposing oneself to challenges and new opportunities is part of what makes life worth living. While pursing independent schooling may seem daunting at first, for many it proves to be a more than worthwhile endeavor in the

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Advice for the First Day of High School

It begins with the two for one promotion for pencils and notebooks in the Sunday advertisements. Malls and shopping centers are crowded with families. Then, students, like myself, are bombarded with reminders to check their summer assignments while schedules fill our inboxes. That’s right — it’s back-to-school time. While school technically begins after Labor Day, freshmen, like myself, often have

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