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7May2013

Test Time! How to Prepare for Standardized Tests

by Originally published in Hindustan Times Education Supplement

With free time at hand over the summer vacations, many students are planning to buckle down and study for their standardized tests. Whether you are planning to take the SAT, SAT2, GMAT or GRE, you need to make the most of the summer break to study and crack these exams. First a quick refresher on

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7May2013

The Value of College Fairs

by Originally published in Hindustan Times Education Supplement

  I just love college fairs! Recently (April 20th) I attended a US college fair in Mumbai with admissions representatives from Case Western University, University of North Carolina, University of Virginia, Emory and New York University. What I love about these fairs is that the reps are so friendly, approachable and eager to help. They

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7May2013

Start your essays NOW!

by Originally published in Hindustan Times Education Supplement

Summer breaks are upon us! My consistent advice to students is to start their essays over the summer. Of course most do not; most of us are procrastinators, but success in the college application process takes discipline, and requires students to change some deeply ingrained habits that support laziness.   There are two important reasons

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7May2013

Admissions Results Analysis

by Originally published in Hindustan Times Education Supplement

During the first few weeks of April the press around the world has been buzzing with post-mortem perspectives on U.S. college admissions. First, the news came out that the Ivy League and other competitive colleges had received a record number of applications — leading to even lower rates of admission among these already highly selective

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7May2013

Making the Most of Your Campus Visit

by Originally published in Hindustan Times Education Supplement

If you have already been accepted into colleges and are trying to choose one, or if you will be applying later this year and want to make an informed target list, it is always best to visit colleges to get an idea of what to expect.  When visiting a campus, make sure to attend the

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