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Despite the fact that my most recent post on course-notes.org discussed reasons  "why the infamous all-nighter is a terrible idea," I would like to share some advice for those of you that will, without a doubt, pull numerous all-nighters in the coming years.  

So you're procrastinator... The good news, so are millions of high school and college students across the country. By all accounts, you're not unique in your inability to get ahead on assignments and more often than not, you'll be "forced" to stay up late either cramming for an exam or attempting to complete a six page paper you were assigned more than a month ago.

While it's been years since I graduated high school back in 2007, my first-hand experience with the college application process remains vivid in my mind. Between the AP courses/tests, taking the SAT/ACT and the pressures to maintain a competitive GPA, the life of an ambitious high schooler is no doubt, stressful.

My name is Daniel Black and I graduated from Claremont McKenna College in May of 2011 as a dual-major in Economics and Government. I was fortunate enough to spend time working as a "Senior Interviewer" for the Admissions Office which provided me with the opportunity to interview a large number of prospective students. I know what colleges look for (and what turns them off), but more importantly, what steps you can take to distinguish yourself from the crowd.

When it comes to back to school shopping for freshman students there's no need to make a list with the obvious items like notebooks, pencils, erasers and pens. You probably have a whole drawer stuffed full of school supplies like those that you can re-use.

Going to college can be expensive, especially after the four or five years it takes you to finish your undergraduate degree. The average American student graduates from college owing $20,000 in debt. However, there are ways to make your college experience less of a financial burden, and applying for scholarships is a fantastic way to do so.

Dec 03, 2008

Yes, of course senior grades matter. However, what matters more is how a person has done overall, especially throughout high school. A lot of people apply and are accepted to college before they complete their senior years, and some of them are accepted before they even start that year. That makes it hard to say that the grades matter that much.

Dec 03, 2008

If you're nervous about taking that test, you're not alone. A lot of people get nervous when they have to take a test, but some of that nervousness can be alleviated by making sure that you're prepared.

Knowing the material thoroughly can go a long way toward helping you feel more confident.

Dec 03, 2008

Chances are that, at some point in your life, you'll be taking the SAT. If you prepare for it properly, you shouldn't have much trouble doing well on it. Here are five tips that you can use to perform better on it.

First, you need to study for it. That seems like a given, but a lot of people fail to do it, and it leads to their downfall.

Dec 03, 2008

If you really need something proof-read, you should ideally have someone else do it. However, there are times when this is simply not possible, and you'll need to do it yourself. There are some simple tips that you can follow in order to make sure that your proof-reading is fool proof.

Dec 03, 2008

Brainstorming is a technique that's been around for a long time. It's been used in all sorts of writing classrooms from students who are just beginning to write all the way up through high-level college courses.


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