The Old College Try

The Old College Try

It's more difficult than ever to get accepted to a top college; those applying now have likely dedicated their high school years to this very moment. Here's how to give it your best shot without losing sight of broader life goals.

If At First You Don't Succeed

Conquering the graduate school application process

Why It's Worth Taking Intro Psych

How psychology can help you improve your life

The College Rejection Letter

Ways to keep college rejection, and acceptance, in perspective.

How "Legally Blonde" Got Me into Notre Dame

"You got into Harvard law? What, like it’s hard?"

Striking a Balance Between Ivy League or Bust

Obama becomes president: Genius or rigor?

10 Failsafe Test-Taking Tips

Psych out your tests with these 10 simple tips

Maybe You Only Need to Be Good at One Thing

I have a problem with GPA and other overall evaluations

Teenage Girls Are Succeeding, But At What Price?

21st century Athenas: Girls struggling with stress on the heels of success.

Back to School Psychology

Why the right mental outlook should be at the top of your back-to-school list.

50 Tips for College Students

Learn how to have a happy and successful college career.

Writing the Perfect Resume: A 5-Step Guide

Make your credentials stand out from the crowd’s

The Six Best Ways to Decrease Your Anxiety

Use research-based coping strategies to overcome your fears

Preparing Your Child for College: One Professor's Perspective

Ways to help your child succeed in college, and in life.

Realities of Studying Philosophy at a Non-elite School

Could a state school student get into a top ten philosophy graduate program?

Writing a compelling life story in 500 words or less

From college applications to CEO cover letters, how to nail the personal essay

How to make recommendations work for you

Getting (and writing) great letters of support

Out of Thin Air, Part I

The threat of unspoken expectations.

How Brainy Is Your Major?

Where does your major rank on smarts?

A Daughter Tries to Heal Her Parents

I was wound up and wanted to spring out heroically.