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Researching and applying for scholarships can be difficult and time consuming. Unlike
other applications, such as job apps, filing out scholarship forms never seems to end.
Finding a scholarship with an application that is not only brief but also fun sounds too
good to be true, but—maybe for the first time in the history of the internet—it is real!

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Is your grumbling stomach distracting you? Looking for something to give your studying a boost? Foods rich with antioxidants, good fats, protein, and vitamins and minerals benefit both our bodies and our minds. Whether you’re preparing for The Test or completing your homework, enriching your diet with “brain food” can help give you the headway and staying power you need.

Changes to the ACT: Part III

Changes to the ACT: Part III

The difficulty of the English section of the new ACT is not so easily measured as in the math section—so much depends upon a student’s comfort with a comma, a colon, or a concept. The changes to the English section have little to do with content: get ready for 75 questions about grammar, usage, and rhetoric. The changes instead have more to do with scoring.

Changes to the ACT: Part II

Changes to the ACT: Part II

The math on the ACT has been increasing in difficulty, if not obscurity, for most high school students. We face the following situation remarkably often: a parent contacts us, insisting that her junior in high school absolutely must take the ACT, because she was given a diagnostic test from another prep company that indicated the student’s performance would be marginally higher on the ACT than on the CollegeBoard's favorite college entrance exam (SAT).

Breaking Down Your College Essay

Breaking Down Your College Essay

No matter how impressive your grades, test scores, or extracurriculars, the college essay is your only opportunity to personalize your your college application and stand out from the crowd. Think of the essay as a chance to highlight abilities or interests not represented on your report card. Your essay gives life to your application, and you are already an expert on the subject: yourself.