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10 Great College Application Essay Tips: Take Your Essay from Blah to Awesome

  Sometimes the blinking cursor on the screen can seem like a curse (pun intended). It just keeps flashing, on and off, on and off, mocking you. Never is this truer than when you’re trying to start your college admission essay, a high-stakes writing task unlike anything you’ve ever had to write before. Don’t let the blinking cursor get you down – we’ve g…

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Posted July 11th, 2017

Best 10 Summer Study Tips

When you think of summer break, you probably think of sunshine, beaches, and sleeping in; you probably don’t think of study sessions. These tips will help you boost your study skills, grades, and test scores without sacrificing your summer fun.   Start an informal book club One of the best things you can do for yourself is to read. Strong reading skills not only …

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Posted July 10th, 2017

Understanding Your SAT Score Report: Free Resources

  Students who took the June SAT will see their scores on July 12. We’re marking the occasion with a free webinar called Understanding Your SAT Score Report. The SAT score report offers a lot of detail that, when used right, can be incredibly helpful. Learn how to analyze your score report to better understand student performance and how to utilize all of the…

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Posted July 7th, 2017

Social Media and College Admissions: How to Get Kicked Out of Harvard in One Easy Step

  This week, Harvard College rescinded admissions offers to ten prospective students after discovering some truly terrible social media behavior. This should serve as a reminder to all students that what you do online is never private and it never goes away. In a “private” group chat that was spun off of the Harvard Class of 2021 Facebook group, the stu…

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Posted June 15th, 2017

The Value of Test Prep

Over the past several decades, tutoring and test prep programs have become commonplace. In some areas, the question for families is not whether their children will enroll in a test prep program but where they will enroll. It’s hardly surprising, then, that many families find themselves wondering whether test prep programs really work. When done right, test prep prog…

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Posted May 26th, 2017

Make the Most of Your Summer Break

With just weeks to go before the end of the school year, students across the country are dreaming of long, lazy days free from the demands of teachers and school work. Although every student deserves a break now and then, high school students have at least one concern that should motivate them to keep busy during summer break: College admissions. Summer break offers ton…

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Posted May 19th, 2017

#C2Teachers: Why We Love Our Students

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, C2 Education has been taking extra steps to show all our #C2Teachers just how grateful we are for everything that they do. This week, we asked some of our teachers about their experiences at C2. Not surprisingly, we learned that what our teachers love most about C2 is their students. Check out the conversations below for…

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Posted May 3rd, 2017

5 Most (and Least) Popular AP Exams

Ever wonder which subjects are the most and least popular for AP exams? Based on College Board data, here’s your answer! (Note: Because languages are so specialized and require several prerequisite courses, we did not include foreign languages on this list.) 5 Most Popular AP Exams .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;border-color:#aaa;}.tg td{font…

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Posted April 27th, 2017

C2 Education’s Top 5 AP Exam Day Tips

For hundreds of thousands of students, the first two weeks of May mean only one thing: AP exams. Some students might only take one exam, others might undergo a marathon of five or more exams during the two-week testing period. Whichever camp you fall into, we’ve got some AP exam day tips for you: #5: Come Prepared Review the AP exam policies in advance. Don’t bring…

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Posted April 24th, 2017

Filing FAFSA Without IRS Data Retrieval Tool

No one likes filling out the FAFSA – it’s right up there with filing taxes and getting teeth pulled in terms of enjoyable activities. But in the last couple of years, the FAFSA got a whole lot easier with the introduction of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which allowed students to automatically populate information for big chunks of the FAFSA. In March, the IRS took…

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Posted April 19th, 2017