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September 15, 2023
Canvas for Students: 12 Tips to Skyrocket Your Productivity

Canvas for Students: 12 Tips to Skyrocket Your Productivity

More and more high schools and colleges are turning to Canvas (an online learning management system) to support students and instructors in their online and in-person […]
July 31, 2023
Top Must-Have Items for Your Dorm Room: Practical and Organizational Essentials

Top Must-Have Items for Your Dorm Room: Practical and Organizational Essentials

Heading off to college and moving into a dorm room can be an exciting but daunting experience. To make your transition smoother, we've compiled a list […]
June 25, 2023
2023-24 Common App Updates: Learn What's Changing

2023-24 Common App Updates: Learn What’s Changing

Reading time: 5 min. If you’re applying to college, chances are good you’ll be using the Common App to do so. With more than 1,000 member […]
June 18, 2023
Blog post: 6 Ways to Maximize Summer Vacation and Support Your College Application

6 Ways to Maximize Summer Vacation and Support Your College Application

Reading time: 6 min. It’s that time of the year again. School is out, the temperature is rising, and the entirety of summer vacation is looming […]
June 12, 2023
What time of the year should I take my senior photos?

What Time of the Year Should I Take My Senior Photos?

While a big part of senior year is applying to colleges, some other important milestones happen senior year, too. One of them is the senior photoshoot. […]
May 15, 2023
Blog post: Reframing Post-Graduation Success for Kids Who Struggled in School: 5 Fresh Ideas

Reframing Post-Graduation Success for Kids Who Struggled in School: 5 Fresh Ideas

By guest blogger Scotti Weintraub, founder of Reframe Parenting If your child has struggled in school and you’re nearing high school graduation (or feel it coming […]
April 22, 2023
Blog: Start today: 12 volunteer opportunities for teens

Start Today: 12 Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Reading time: 6 min.  As a high school student, you should always be looking for ways to get involved in your local community and the world […]
March 13, 2023
Students talking with a college admission tour guide

Demystifying Demonstrated Interest for College Admissions: What It Is and Why It Matters

Reading time: 8 min. Are you currently in the throes of the college application process and feeling a bit overwhelmed? (Or maybe you’re getting ready to […]
March 8, 2023
Julia Byrd: Essay Coach -- Fast, easy, and free ways to proofread your essay

Fast, Easy, and Free Ways to Proofread Your Essay

Reading time: 5 min. After you’ve put so much work into writing your essay, the last thing you want to do is submit it without first […]
February 27, 2023
Blog: Your guide to success: Writing a powerful statement of purpose

Your Guide to Success: Writing a Powerful Statement of Purpose

Reading time: 13 min. Whether you’re thinking about transferring schools or applying to graduate school, the statement of purpose will likely play an important role in […]
February 12, 2023
Long metal playground slide with the text: Avoid the senior slide. 8 ways to finish your year strong.

Avoid the Senior Slide: 8 Ways to Finish Your Year Strong

Reading time: 7 mins. It’s the second semester of your senior year, and the risk of the senior slide (also known as the “senior slump” or […]
January 24, 2023

What’s the Big Deal About Admission Essays?

A transcript of my Jan. 23 presentation at Life Beyond MISD will be up soon! Everything You Wanted to Know About the College Admission Essay (in […]
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