So you know you need an Organizing Principle to show your dream school who you are…but how do you find yours? Especially on your own? I’m giving you a road map to articulating the hidden sense of self that will help you show colleges who you are.
An organizing principle tells colleges who you are and displays your self-awareness and maturity. It’s also the cornerstone of a cohesive application package. So what’s an organizing principle? Let me explain.
Everyone knows that the Activities List is a super important section of the Common App…so why do so many people waste the opportunity to maximize its impact? Let me show you how to avoid that pitfall with these six steps to a winning Activities List.
The ACT is changing its policy on timing for National Extended Time students. I’m walking you through exactly what this means for you if it affects you—how it changes your test day and whether it changes your test choice.
In my last blog post, I told you how new testing schedules means that you don’t get a break unless you schedule one. Breaks are necessary, but getting back in the groove after one can feel like a real obstacle. Here’s how to find the momentum you’ve lost.
New SAT and ACT dates means that college applicants don’t have the enforced summer break that they used to. This makes testing-timeline decisions EVEN MORE COMPLICATED (hey, thanks!). I’m breaking down the factors you need to consider to keep your sanity (and maybe even plan that break in there after all).
Vocab in Context Questions pop up on several sections of the SAT AND the ACT. Learning how to answer them will net you a big point payoff. Follow these four simple steps to ace them…the Ivy Lounge way.
The June ACT date used to be an absolute must-take. New test dates mean that’s not true anymore…for SOME students. Which students have my blessing to skip it, and what should you do if you’ve already chosen to sit out the June ACT? I’m breaking it down.
The June SAT date used to be an absolute must-take. New test dates mean that’s not true anymore…for SOME students. Which students have my blessing to skip the June SAT, and what should you do if you’ve already chosen to sit it out? I’m breaking it down.