Category Archives: College Prep

Major Decisions: How to Choose a College Major

Choosing a college major can seem like a daunting task, especially if you haven’t been exposed to college-level courses or summer internships. It can be hard to tell whether or not a psychology major is right for you, especially if your only exposure to the degree is watching Dr. Wong evaluate criminal psychology on Law and Order’s SVU.

However, although the “major decision” may seem final, academic majors are actually quite fluid, and it’s common for incoming first-year students to change their majors before graduating. In fact, I entered college as a psychology major and ended as an English major, so rest assured that the major listed on your college applications does not have to define your college career. Continue reading Major Decisions: How to Choose a College Major

3 Unique Ways to Study SAT Vocabulary

Flash Card Time!

Learning new words for the verbal portion of the SAT can be a drag, especially when you’re in the P section and run across lengthy words like prevaricate which, let’s be honest, does not seem like it should be a real word. However, I’m an English nerd, so it’s appropriate that I’d find a way to make verbal SAT prep into a fun game. Below are three tricks I use to make learning vocabulary for the SAT a little more fun.

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4 Tips for Writing a Good College Entrance Essay

Outstanding college entrance essays (also known as common app essays) are rarely the same; in fact, what sets these great essays apart is that they stand out from the crowd by using at least one unusual or unique writing technique.

Almost all good college essays use at least one of the following techniques: Continue reading 4 Tips for Writing a Good College Entrance Essay