A+ Test Prep & Tutoring Blog

Posts about College

How Mindfulness Can Help Manage College Application Anxiety

Contributed by Gail Slogoff

For most high school juniors, the year leading up to application deadlines is extremely stressful. On top of keeping up with classes, studying for entrance exams, and visiting colleges, students have the agonizing task of creating “the list” of schools to which they want to apply. For students, this time period can cause an enormous amount of fear, uncertainty, and self-doubt. As parents, we know it can be stressful, but we don’t always know how bad it can be.

Read More

Posted in College, College Admissions

What's Your Major?

What’s your major? It’s one of the most popular questions asked at undergraduate events. All too often, freshmen feel that the answer somehow defines them. Why, I’m pre-med! Or pre-law! Or a business major, economics major, poli sci, music theory, or any of hundreds of possibilities.

Choosing an undergraduate major is important. However, it should be a choice that serves you, not one that limits you. The phrase “nothing is carved in stone” definitely applies here. You should not walk around campus feeling as if someone has stamped your forehead “Sheila Student, psychology major, now and forever.”

Read More

Posted in College

Does A+ offer any help for my child’s college admissions essays?


Read More

Posted in College, Frequently Asked Questions, College Admissions

College Advice From A High School Counselor

Courtesy of Here and Now at WBUR in Boston, Massachussetts.

Read More

Posted in College, Frequently Asked Questions, College Admissions

Self Knowledge Leads to College Success

Article contributed by: Gina Zappariello

Read More

Posted in College, Educational Research

Common College Application Terms

Navigating the college application process can be daunting. With so many different schools, majors, and course tracks, it’s important to research your options and plan ahead. While each school is unique, there are some common terms you might come across.

Read More

Posted in College, Frequently Asked Questions, College Admissions

Questions to Ask During College Tours

Read More

Posted in College, Frequently Asked Questions, College Admissions

What Harvard Looks for in a Student

Harvard President, Drew Faust, talks to the Wall Street Journal's Deborah Kan about what Harvard is looking for in undergraduate applicants, especially as it applies to students in China and other Asian countries who are interested in coming to Harvard to study.

Read More

Posted in Educational Trends, College, College Admissions

Secrets of the Most Successful College Students

What the Best College Students Do

An article on Time.com, by , and based on the work of Ken Bain, provides a useful list of 8 traits that Mr. Bain's research found were common in highly successful college students

Read More

Posted in College, Learning Styles, Educational Reference, College Admissions

Note to Parents: Overprotective Parenting Can Be Harmful

An February 22, 2013 article at Time.com cites a study published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies, which found that young adults whose parents are overly involved in their lives are less able to independently solve their own problems.

Read More

Posted in Educational Trends, College, Educational Research

A+ Test Prep & Tutoring Blog

College Prep Tips, Study Hints, & Education News for the Parents and Students in the Philadelphia Area

Sign up to receive weekly article updates.

Improve your odds of a better SAT or ACT score today! Find out more about our test prep and skill builder programs.

Test Prep Programs

Skill Builder Programs

Free Tip Sheets

To reserve your personal tutor, contact us today!

RSS Feed

Subscribe to our RSS feed here.

Popular Articles

sat test tip sheet

Click to Download 30 ACT Tips from A+ Tutors