1. Accept that it is normal, and something you’d expect.
2. Talk about your feelings with someone you know well. Don’t bury how you feel and pretend that you’re OK.
3. Look after yourself – get plenty of sleep, take time for exercise, and make sure you eat well.
4. Ask when you’re confused, or uncertain, or need help. Usually others are quite happy to help you at this time.
5. Accept that it is takes time to make some friends when you are new. But others feel the same – and they want to make friends, too.
6. Don’t expect to feel comfortable within the first few weeks. It’s a whole different world and there’s so much to learn.
7. Remember you’ve made changes and have done new things before. You can cope and survive – so just be patient with yourself.
1. They avoid hanging on to needless stuff, and discard any clutter before it can pile up.
2. They designate a place or a home for everything – so it’s easy to know where to look for things.
3. They write things down, and make a lot of lists - so they don’t forget appointments, or important…
Fall of senior year is a busy time. So we strongly urge you to have at least your Common Application essay in good shape before senior year begins because writing the essays while attending school is like adding a class to your schedule — remember, in addition to the Common App’s, there are those in the supplements. Summer provides the luxury of uninterrupted time to reflect and write. And you’re fortunate that the Common App essay prompts will remain the same, so you don’t have to wait until August 1st to start working on them.
So here’s some advice to kick start your essays over the coming summer months — from a suggested reading list that we hope will inspire to some excellent step-by-step guidance on those Common App essay prompts.
Advice for Students on Topics for the New Common App Essays This has been one of our all-time most popular posts with college advisor Alice Kleeman breaking down each of the Common App prompts, with guidance on academic, extracurricular, and personal topics that might fit neatly into a response for each prompt. And there’s a bonus section on the essays that have been Ms. Kleeman’s favorites in her more than twenty years advising students.
For more information about essays, including a step-by-step guide to developing a topic, see Chapter 13, “Essays,” ” in College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step.
Hey guys, so I found a thread online that lists colleges that are free to apply to. Most of these will probably be safety schools, but there are some that could be matches
Reed College is now free to apply to as well. People don’t give that school enough credit. It’s similar to Oberlin and Grinnell
This is the reason I passed my mid year exams even if I procastinated at the beginning of the year and only studied days before exams.
This technique is just like teaching someone except you’re writing your words down.
You start by reading your textbook and notes and learn as much as you can for that study session. After that you take a notebook (prefaribly for this technique only) and you start explaining this the way you understand it. When you get lost, go back to the textbook and read again, close the book and explain that on paper.
I swear if I had started using this technique at the beginning of the year (unlike most my school year starts in january) I would have gotten straight A’s because it’s like photocopying the information to your mind.
You’ll know the subject like you’re a teacher.
Question: How Do You Memorize Large Quantities of Information?
Thanks for asking! 😄 Actually, you cannot really recall things that you don’t understand and I’m telling you that based on experience (med school). Here’s how I do it.
- First, I avoid…