A lot of smart people have trouble getting into college because they don't do anything but study. They have very high grades, and they have top SAT scores and other things that make them look very desirable. However, they haven't done anything else, which makes the college question whether they have any other interests or whether they are capable of handling more than one thing at a time.
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If you are a student then the summertime is a very important time of year for you. After all, you look forward to it months in advance! The thing is, however, that in addition to having some fun you can also get ahead by making some good choices as it pertains to your employment.
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.
Not everyone is good with time management. People have trouble budgeting their time appropriately and they don't get things done like they should. This is often a problem with studying and completing work for students and also for those who work in the business world.
It's something that a lot of people wonder about. What if they get a two-year degree at a community college and then move up to a four-year college? Whether you should do that depends largely on the colleges.
Preparing for your college interviews is incredibly important. They are a vital part of the admissions process for many colleges. Your interviews are the first time your college admissions board will truly get an idea of the type of person you are. There’s only so much that test scores and a written statement can tell you about a human being. For the rest, you really have to meet.
I’ve been waitlisted, what does that mean? It can be very disheartening to work very hard on a college application and receive a letter saying that you’ve been placed on a waitlist. It can often also be confusing. What exactly do they mean when they say they’ve placed you on a waitlist?
If you’re in senior year of high school and you’ve already been admitted to college, you might be tempted to think that your senior year grades really don’t matter. After all, you’re through the door, right? Nothing can touch you now!
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