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College Brag Sheet: How To Write The Best One Possible

College Brag Sheet: How To Write The Best One Possible 1000 1000 Charlene Chiu

If your teacher has agreed to write you a letter of recommendation for college, congratulations! You’ve found someone who wants to vouch…

How To Write A Stellar High School Resume

How To Write A Stellar High School Resume 1000 1000 Charlene Chiu

Struggling to write your first resume as a high school student? Check out this guide on how to craft one for an internship or college app.

Time Audit: The First Step to Better Time Management

Time Audit: The First Step to Better Time Management 1000 1000 Charlene Chiu

Always feel like you’re running out of time? In this blog, we’ll explain how to conduct a time audit and analyze your time management.

Learning to Rest

Learning to Rest 1280 384 Larry Liu

It’s a hard lesson, but sometimes you need to slow down in order to go faster, and sometimes you need to lay down in order to run.

Finding Purpose: A Four Step Process for Teens

Finding Purpose: A Four Step Process for Teens 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

The best process for developing purpose is through action, a purpose project that we call a Spike. This process is more an art than a science, but we liken it to a very simple 4-step framework that our students follow.

Opinion: International Students, Please Don’t Stay Up Late for School

Opinion: International Students, Please Don’t Stay Up Late for School 1000 652 Guest

This is a guest post written by our coach, Grace Chiang. It’s no question COVID-19 has massively disrupted the education of hundreds…

The Write Way to Improve your Writing in 9–11th Grade

The Write Way to Improve your Writing in 9–11th Grade 1280 742 Theo Wolf

Writing is one of the most important skills for college applications, college courses, and life in general. Yet high schoolers don’t spend nearly enough time developing it. In this post we outline what you can do to start developing this skill sooner rather than later.

How to Win at Winter Break

How to Win at Winter Break 1280 672 Theo Wolf

After a tough semester, it’s tempting to want to spend winter break sitting around doing nothing. Since free time is rare in high school, this is a totally understandable feeling. However, winter break is a fantastic opportunity to get things done that you wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to.

“It’s a Trap!” — Five clubs to avoid in high school (unless you really, really love them)

“It’s a Trap!” — Five clubs to avoid in high school (unless you really, really love them) 1280 384 Theo Wolf

We are frequently asked about the pros and cons of various clubs and activities, so we’ve summed up our general insights about some of the clubs that are time “traps” because they don’t help nearly as much as people think.