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Are You a Rebel? The Ivy League Wants You

Are You a Rebel? The Ivy League Wants You

I have a question for you, students: how many hours are you spending prepping for the SAT or ACT? And how many hours are you spending trying to get a perfect score? If you’re like most high-achieving students, you’re probably spending far too much time hunched over...

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How to Ace Your College Interview

How to Ace Your College Interview

The season of nail-biting waiting is upon us as close to 2 million students await the results of their college applications this spring. It may seem like there’s very little you can do while you wait, but if you’re still in line for an interview at one of your top...

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How to Write A Harvard-Worthy College Application Essay

How to Write A Harvard-Worthy College Application Essay

Last year, a student who’d applied to Harvard on his own called me in a panic. “I’ve been waitlisted!” he told me. “What should I do?” I’d known this student for a few years, so I knew that his grades and SAT scores weren’t the problem. Instead, the first thing I asked him was what he’d written his essay about. Turns out he’d talked about his dual interest in business and science.

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