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8.15 Break the tie!

Did you take a practice SAT and a practice ACT. Were the results close? Here’s a tip on how to break the tie. Ask yourself: Which test fits best into my schedule? Go to the official websites of the companies that administer the tests. Make a list of the dates on...

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8.14 I’ll take one of each, please

If you are planning to apply to university in the United States, or a number of other English-language programs, such as the bachelor’s program in international business at Bocconi–you will almost certainly need to take the SAT or ACT exam. But how do you...

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8.13 How to deal with jet lag

What’s your favorite way to deal with jet lag? Melatonin? Resetting your internal clock hour by hour? Taking four tablets of Dr. Whizgig’s Magical Anti-Jet Lag Formula? There’s a reason that people are always keen on finding a quick fix for jet lag. Jet lag is...

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8.12 How would you feel?

Hurray! You were accepted at a whole list of colleges! Did you know instantly which college was your first choice? Or have you narrowed it down to the two or three you are now visiting? In the excitement over making your final choice–your final...

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8.11 The dog rolled over

Many of you are on spring break now. One of the best projects for the break is to set up a process for expanding your vocabulary. Smart students know the best way to make sure new vocabulary words get added to their active vocabulary. You can use this method, too! For...

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8.10 Not sure which college to choose?

In the next days, the remaining U.S. colleges and universities will report their admission decisions. Perhaps you have also already heard from universities in the U.K. and elsewhere. Now it’s up to you. Which college will you choose? How will you make this...

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8.9 Urgent warning from The Common Application

Common App scam The Common Application has issued a warning that some students have received messages claiming to be from the Common App, asking students for their login information. These messages are not from The Common Application. Do not reveal your login...

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8.7 Jokes of the Ivy League: Columbia

Stand, Columbia! “Alma mater” also refers to a school’s song, often sung at commencement, as the newest class is “graduated,” or entered into the ranks of the university. To make it a little easier for our Athena Mentor students to part...

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8.6 Ivy League Jokes: Yale

8.6 Ivy League Jokes: Yale At this time of year, when waiting for admission decisions may be getting some of you down, we could all use some perspective on the terrifying odds against admission to the Ivy League. We need jokes. Athena Mentor will now introduce you to...

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