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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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31March2018

Subject selection in high school – Tips to help you make the right choice

by The Red Pen

Making the right subject choices in high school is a crucial but confusing task for parents and students. The right subjects can boost your academic performance and influence your undergraduate college choices in India or abroad. There are a number of curricula offered in India, including IGCSE, ICSE, ISC and IB among others. The challenge

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3September2015

Know before you go: Points for students and parents

by Orginally Published in The Hindustan Times Education Supplement

  Colleges in the US will start within the next month and students are already starting their educational journeys beyond India’s borders. If you or someone in your family is headed off to college abroad this month, here are some helpful tips for a smooth transition.   Students Be realistic. You may be so excited

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24August2015

How to choose your major at a business school

by Originally Published in The Hindustan Times Education Supplement

    Often business school applicants ask which global program they should consider if they are interested in a particular management subject, such as corporate finance, marketing or human resources. They want to know which program is “good” for each subject. The fact is that most of the top global business school programs are strong

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2May2015

SAT vs ACT : Which is right for you?

by Originally Published in The Hindustan Times Education Supplement

Should I take the SAT or the ACT? I hear this question regularly. The honest truth: It does not matter. Colleges view both test equally. Most US colleges require either the SAT I or the ACT with writing. But how do you know which test is right for you? Try this exercise: without preparation, simulate

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27November2014

How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?

by The Red Pen

A worried parent recently said to me – “The school is limiting the number of U.S. colleges to which my daughter can apply to ten.”  My response: “Ten?! That’s a lot of applications!” Until recently students were satisfied with applying to around six colleges. But with the tightening of admit rates, applicants are casting a

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