What we're thinking

8.38 Schoolwork and college applications

School has been back in session for awhile now, and you've probably even faced a few exams. Those of you in two-year diploma programs, such as the German Abitur or the International Baccalaureate, may feel like you've been inundated with a tsunami of tasks and...

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8.37 How to ask for a letter of recommendation

Most students think of a recommendation as something they ask for, and then check off their to-do list. Start thinking of a letter of recommendation as something YOU work for! Make it easy for your teacher Think about it: Your teacher probably doesn't like facing a...

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8.36 Why should I take the PSAT now?

Because you can! It’s all benefit and no risk. Think about it: If you’re in seventh or eighth grade, you might score high enough to qualify for special summer programs. If you are in ninth or tenth grade, it’s great practice for taking a standardized test under actual...

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8.32 Is it time for fall break yet?

Today is a holiday in the United States. It's Labor Day, the third day of a long weekend. It's customarily celebrated with outdoor barbecues and beach parties, as we send off summer. Before you put those sunglasses away for another year, let's talk vacation. Athena...

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8.31 Back to school freak-out

Hi! Everybody ready for a brand-new school year? Click on the image for my personal perspective, from my recent visit to the Harvard Club of New York. If you're reading this message as text, click here to see the video . Athena Advises Those of you who attend...

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8.30 Wall Street ahead? Urgent advice!

Hi! Are you aiming at a career in finance? Business of any kind? We have some urgent advice for you as school begins. Click on the image or text link below for Athena Mentor's advice--direct from Wall Street. Yes, that is a bank vault in the background. If you're...

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8.28 The Princeton Review’s top colleges

What else comes out in the summer? The Princeton Review rankings! Need some beach reading? Here are the top three colleges in a few of the less predictable categories, as reported in USA Today online on August second. If you don't know these schools, perhaps it's time...

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