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InLikeMe Newsletter — August 23, 2013

 

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7 Ways to Increase Your ACT Score

Since the ACT is a curriculum-based test, many students are able to significantly improve their scores with practice and familiarity with the exam.  These resources can help:

16 Great College Research Websites and Resources

What do Unigo, College Prowler, CollegeXpress, YOUniversityTV and Big Future have in common?

19 Application Essay Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

August is a great time to get a jump start on college admission essays. Many students trip over common obstacles in their application essays. For example, many students can’t see beyond the superficial prompt to construct an essay that positively communicates their personality and passion. Some students rehash their activities and achievements without adding the personal flavor, perspective and substance that admissions officers look for. Learn how to …….

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS BOOK OF THE WEEK:

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014

TEST PREP BOOK OF THE WEEK:

Barron’s 6 ACT Practice Tests

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS RESOURCE OF THE WEEK:

YoUniversityTV.com – Campus Tours

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ADMISSIONS EDGE:

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AP Score Distribution, By Exam, for 2013, 2012, 2011

Students, parents and teachers are often surprised to learn that AP Exams are not scored on a typical bell-shaped curve. During recent years pass rates (scores of “3” or higher) ranged from >80% on BC Calculus (between 45% and 50% of students typically receive a “5”) to ~50% on many of the history, social sciences, and English exams.     On the AP Human Geography Exam “1” was the most popular grade in 2011, 2012 and 2013, with about 30% of students earning the lowest possible score…..

ENTRANCE EXAMS:

Test Timer Watch Helps Students on ACT

Many students spend valuable test time checking the clock to figure out how much time is left and if they are on pace to finish.

 

ACT or SAT?: Choosing the Right Exam For You This Princeton Review book can help you decide based on an assessment of  your strengths, weaknesses and personal test-taking skills.

APPLICATION ESSAYS:

Choosing a Great Topic for Your Application Essay

Summer is a great time to get a jump start on application essays…. 

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COLLEGE OF THE WEEK:

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

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