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The Harvard Admissions Process: the Ratings Scale

Introduction Harvard, arguably the top academic institution in the world, maintains highly selective and until recently a mystical admissions process. Princeton, Stanford and Oxford Universities, obviously take issue with Harvard’s perception and allure. That is for perhaps another blog. Today we focus on who gets considered to reside[…]

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Writing an Effective College Personal Statement

Introduction Your personal statement is a critical component of your college application. But why is this so? You have your grades and possibly your SAT/ACT/Subject Tests. Shouldn’t they tell the full story? Well….. perhaps in India, China or Japan where objective measures determine your ascent and collegiate trajectory.[…]

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May 1, 2021
What are Colleges Looking For? Part 2

Introduction Too often students decide on a dream school like it is the only school in the world they can succeed in. Obviously, this perspective in naïve. Abundant are the students denied by their dream school, only to flourish at another. Given that there are over 4000 four-year[…]

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April 1, 2021
How to Write a College Personal Statement

Introduction The primary purpose of the personal statement is to look beyond the data that is GPA, SAT/ACT and AP exams. The essay helps the student clarity their thoughts and goals, and assists the college learn about the student’s interests, personality and future potential. Recall that the admissions[…]

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March 23, 2021
How To Create a Great Resume for the High School Student

Introduction The primary purpose of the resume is to present employers and others with a targeted summary of who you are, especially your priorities, interests and accomplishments. A well-constructed resume provides adults the ability to quickly scan your academic, pre-professional and personal history. An essential feature of your[…]

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