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Kate Stone

How to Prepare Yourself for College

Preparing for college (and college apps) requires self-examination and personal reflection of your values, interests, and talents. The reflective nature of the college essay writing process is challenging new territory for most students. It’s not just about good writing, but…

What Harvard’s Admissions Scandal Taught Me

Harvard admissions doesn’t appreciate applicants who are too techie or give off an arrogant vibe. It divides its applicant pool into “regular” and “special” groups. It actively scouts athletes, under-resourced students, and students from less-populated areas long before most teens…

Top 12 Extracurricular Activities That Stand Out on College Essays and Applications

One of the most important ways you can stand out from thousands of other applicants in the college admissions process is by highlighting the extracurriculars you’ve been involved with. This article is for parents who want to help their child…