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What to Do With Your Leftover Jack-O-Lanterns

Halloween is now behind us, and the country is littered with soon-to-be-rotting pumpkins. Before you toss your soggy jack-o-lantern in the trash, check out these alternatives: If your pumpkin has been carved and sat out for more than 24 hours,…
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Last Minute Tips for Writing a Better College Application Essay

With just a few weeks to go before early action deadlines hit, we’ve been reviewing A LOT of college application essays. Some are great, some merely good, and some…well, some need quite a bit of work. To help you get your college admission…
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Common App V.4 Glitches and How to Avoid Them

The much heralded Common App V.4 (CA4) went into effect early last month. In the months leading up to the release of the new application, we wrote about some of the changes and offered a webinar to go over the new format (the webinar is available…
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10 Grammar Mistakes That Hurt College Apps (and all other writing…)

Between SAT practice essays, ACT practice essays, and college admission essays, C2 Education’s staff see a lot of student writing samples — and a lot of grammar mistakes! Sometimes the mistakes are forgivable — “accomodate” instead…
Make your college application essay stand out by avoiding common cliches. Let C2 Education guide you through the process.

Top 5 College Application Essay Clichés

A survey of our students has revealed that one of the most feared and most difficult parts of the college application process is the college admission essay. This is hardly surprising. After all, the college application essay is unlike any other…
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How NOT to End Up Like Suzy Lee Weiss

Last month, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors received their responses from many of the colleges they applied to. In an era of intense competition at the nation’s best schools, it’s safe to assume that many of those students were…
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The Year of the MOOC: How One Weird Acronym Can Help You Get Into Your Dream College

MOOC may read like something a drunken cow would utter, but these Massive Open Online Courses might be just the ticket to help you get into your dream college. MOOCs are massive, online college courses that are usually offered free of charge.…
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What Do PSAT Scores Really Mean?

It’s that time of year again: The Christmas carols are playing, you’re showered in holiday sale fliers, and the weather is turning colder. Oh, and if you’ve got a high school kid, your child’s PSAT scores have probably been released. If…
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A Sanitized Childhood: Do Millennials Fear Failure?

At C2 Education, we provide our SAT students with routine practice tests in order to gauge improvement and address weaknesses. One of these practice SATs includes an essay prompt which asks, “Is it necessary to make mistakes in order to learn?” In…