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The hardest part of writing an essay for most students is beginning the drafting process. Once the first draft is done, it’s relatively easier to fix up the paper, refine a thesis, and put the final polish on it. The best advice on getting drafts finished is from Stephen King ... Read More
The process of applying to colleges is an arduous one. Standardized tests, campus visits, alumni interviews, and navigating the complexities of Naviance and SCIOR all add up to hours of work, on top of the time students must spend actually doing their schoolwork. The biggest task, however, is writing the ... Read More
As universities around the country mail out their final round of admission decisions, many students and families may be feeling a mixture of excitement, dread, and burnout. The college application process is a grueling one, and senior year during these uncertain times can be particularly taxing. Even students who are ... Read More
Every year, more and more American students take a gap year as a transition into college. This concept is widely accepted in countries like England and Australia, and now Americans are embracing it too. College advisors, teachers, and even universities, notably Harvard and Princeton, are discussing the benefits of this ... Read More