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Advanced Placement 101

Posted by Julia Wasson

Nov 17, 2016 12:36:30 AM

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If you are considering advanced placement courses, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions. You don't want to set yourself up for failure if the challenge is too great, but you don't want to ignore invaluable learning opportunities, either.

Let us answer some of the questions that are likely plaguing you. We want to make the decision about whether to pursue advanced placement easier on you.

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Topics: study skills, college prep, AP classes, advanced placement,, AP exam


10 Tips for Seniors Preparing for College

Posted by Julia Wasson

Nov 2, 2016 3:02:00 PM


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It’s your senior year, and your career as a high school student is coming to a close. Your life is full of exciting and trying times: college visits, entrance exams, admissions applications, and graduation preparations, not to mention your usual coursework and extracurricular activities. You’ll also be experiencing a lot of “lasts” — last homecoming, last prom, last game — all of which remind you that there are emotional preparations to make before moving on to college. It is a good idea to take some time during these final few months of high school to prepare your mind for leaving the nest.

We've compiled a list of 10 ways to wisely get your affairs in order. Organizing and simplifying will make the whole process easier. Don't stress about doing them all at once — prioritize and do the ones that matter most, first.

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Topics: college transition,, college prep


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