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InLikeMe Newsletter –September 6, 2013

 

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College Essay Organizer Offers Time-Saving Guidance and Tools

Many students are surprised to discover they have dozens of essays to write – supplemental, optional, program-specific, short-take, and scholarship questions — many of which aren’t found on the Common Application.   College Essay Organizer has in one easy place and identifies essay question overlap to help save time.  Many of the site’s features are available to students without cost.  

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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.

Composing Your High School Resume

Your college admissions resume highlights your accomplishments during high school and can be a tremendous asset when you fill out applications, meet with an interviewer, ask for recommendations, or apply for scholarships. 

High School Resume Words and Tips

Most college applications request personal resume information. The Common Application requests such information in the Honors / Awards and the Activities sections.

Early Action & Early Decision: What You Need to Know

Many colleges and universities offer early admission programs such as Early Decision and Early Action.   It’s not unusual for competitive schools to admit a large percentage of the class through these programs. Within the Ivy League, early applicants comprise 18% to 41% of students at Brown, Penn, Columbia, Cornell and Dartmouth.   Acceptance rates for early programs are typically significantly higher than for regular admission.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS RESOURCE OF THE WEEK:

College Data

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ADMISSIONS EDGE:

16 Great College Research Websites and Resources

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

17 Steps to Success Guide for College-Bound Juniors and Seniors 

For most students and parents, the college admission process is time-consuming and complicated, but with some thoughtful planning and organization, you can get a jump start and reduce senior year stress.

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. 

ENTRANCE EXAMS:

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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 test-taking skills.

APPLICATION ESSAYS:

Choosing a Great Topic for Your Application Essay

19 Application Essay Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

September is a great time to get a jump start on college admission essays. Many students trip over common obstacles in their application essays. 

COLLEGE CONSULTING AND APPLICATION ASSISTANCE:

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