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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.
Does the SAT Predict Future Success?
Standardized tests figure widely in admissions, but what do they predict?
Thinking Outside the Ivy Box
College options for the very bright.
Preparing Kids for the World
Teenagers need parents to help them to not need parents.
Advice for the College Applicant
What is the value added for college applications?
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?"
Midterms and Finals: Making it through without falling apart
Reduce your stress and raise your grade
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.
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