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Importance of High School Research

As a high school student, writing a research paper might seem daunting, unfamiliar, and perhaps even unnecessary when considered along with the burden of schoolwork you might already have. However, here are five reasons high school research is incredibly important- 1. Develop Critical Thinking Skills Writing a research paper in high school is a fantastic […]

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To MOOC or not to MOOC

Understanding the potential for Online Courses With monsoons come midterms and exams. But we would like to use the last bit of the monsoons to touch on another subject – MOOCs. Over the last five years, web-based classes—especially massive open online courses (MOOCs)—have begun to change the way students gain knowledge. For a while they […]

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Build Your Brand: On Paper and Online

Social Media and College Admissions It’s like your worst nightmare. Your dream school sent you another letter after the “Congratulations!” letter, and this time, it was to rescind your admission. Earlier in the year, Harvard College rescinded admissions offers to at least ten prospective members of the Class of 2021 after the students posted sexually […]

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Summer School? But its not even Spring!!

While winter is barely over, and Grade 12 students are in the midst of exams and preparation, it’s time to think of Summer Schools for students in Grade 9, 10 and 11! You may think college applications are long off but unfortunately, time goes by faster than you think. Every year we get lots of […]

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College Applications: Writing about Extracurriculars

Yes, yes, we know you’re obsessing about essays and scoffing at the idea of thinking about extracurriculars at this stage (“If I haven’t done them by now, chances are I won’t…”) but READ ON. While the posts about how to make the most of your summer stressed the importance of Extracurriculars, we realize that a […]

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