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The Importance of a College Application Strategy

College Applications Strategy: Why It is Important to Have One The first thing that needs to be discussed before starting the college applications process is strategy. Much of what goes into the hard choices college admissions officers have to make—such as whether institutions are prioritizing matters like diversity, legacy applicants, or athletic recruiting in a given year—is beyond students’ control. So it is crucial to know about everything you can

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College Applications: Why top students fail

College Applications: Why Top Students Fail The college application process is undoubtedly a daunting one. Students spend all their pre-college years preparing themselves to go through unpredictable admissions processes with the hopes of getting into a top college. Indeed, it is likely the first time a student confronts uncertainty. It can be stressful, time-consuming and a lot of students and parents get lost in the process. Naturally, many cognitive biases

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What is progressivism? Why should I be progressive?

What is progressivism? Why should I be progressive? What is progressivism? What is progress? To some, this notion is appealing. “Yes, this world is full of wrongs and I must right them! Let us march onward in pursuit of social justice for all!” To others, progressivism is a dirty word. “Why can’t we go back to the good ole’ days, when things were simpler?” Let’s start from the beginning, by

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