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A collection of articles from The Red Pen team
on wide ranging topics related to studying abroad

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A collection of articles from The Red Pen team on wide ranging topics related to studying abroad.

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28January2014

Fostering Independence

by Originally Published in The Hindustan Times Education Section

  I’m not a parenting expert and I have no training in child psychology, but as a person who gives advice to college applicants on how to succeed, the topic of raising responsible and and self-reliant adolescents seems appropriate. I see too many 15 to 17 year olds who are eager to attend the best

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10January2014

Study in Canada

by originally published in The Hindustan Times Education section

  At a recent MBA college fair, I met several representatives from Canadian universities. Though I am from the USA, I knew very little about the education system of our neighbors to the North. In the session I collected some compelling facts about studying in Canada.  First of all undergraduate study Canada does not require the

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9January2014

Top 5 Things You Should Always Do For An Interview

by Originally Published in The Hindustan Times Education section

Interview season is upon us. Some early applicants have already had interviews, while others are preparing for calls after the new year. Top 5 things you should always do for an academic interview. Take a clean copy of your current resume There are several reasons to do this. First off,  it gives you something to do

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9January2014

Why College X?

by Originally published in The Hindustan Times Education section

Many colleges abroad ask you to write an essay about why you want to attend their program. “Why Princeton” for example, is a particualry daunting one. These questions are also sometimes combined with questions about yourself, e.g. explain “why you have chosen Carnegie Mellon and your particular major(s), department(s) or program(s).” But all these types

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9January2014

Timing Your College Applications

by Originally published in The Hindustan Times Education Section

December 31st has a special meaning to applicants planning to study in the US in 2014.  The general perception is that unless you are applying early decision, you submit your applications around December 31st and then wait until the end of March to get your decision. Well, the reality is that there are a bunch

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