How Much Longer? Summer Vacation for Juniors and Seniors

Published Monday, May 19, 2014 by Richard Hong

This one is for the rising juniors and seniors. You’ve gone through your share of high school already and you just want to enjoy your summer break. I get it, and you’ve earned your slice of fun. However, this summer is an opportunity for you to get ready for applying to college later down the road or even upcoming semester.  Here I’ll list some suggestions: More Studying: Yeah yeah, this is not an ideal way to spend your carefree summer. But guess what, life doesn’t stop and neither should you in your pursuit of getting… Continue Reading

Free At Last…. Now What?

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by Richard Hong

Congratulations on graduating from high school and kudos on entering college in the upcoming fall semester! You now have two months of peaceful catch-ups and socializing to make up for the grueling months of studying you’ve just endured. However, there are ways to prepare even further for college that won’t take up all of your summer vacation to consider: Summer classes: I get it; you’ve just endured months of studying so why would you want to dive right back in? Every college will have certain elective credits that are necessary to pass in order to… Continue Reading

FE Changes

Published Monday, May 5, 2014 by Richard Hong

In January of this year, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) announced a shift for the Fundamentals for Engineering Exam (FE).  The test will shift into a Computer-Based Testing format (CBT) rather than the manual input of pencil and paper used before.  In addition, the content and length of the test will be changed as well to better adapt to the CBT format. Prior to the announced changes, the FE was a compilation of modules, breaks, and orientation times that amounted to 10 hours total.  To be more specific, it comprised of the hour… Continue Reading

Gearing up for Junior Year

Published Thursday, June 30, 2011 by Katie

The infamous Junior Year. If you have just finished your sophomore year in high school, you must confront this ordeal in September. But, in reality, junior year is not that bad. Sure, you may be taking multiple APs, the SATs are right around the corner, and your parents and teachers are constantly stressing the importance of junior year grades. But, with a couple of tips, you can endure the various junior year challenges. 1. Take a vacation before junior year. Being such dedicated, hardworking students, chances are you have spent your summer doing something academic…. Continue Reading

Throughout society and in life…(Part 2)

Published Monday, March 28, 2011 by Tarang

Last time we left off, you hopefully gained a good understanding of being concise and logical. Now, you must focus on the examples that you will specifically use in the essay. A good place to focus your attention first is the literary example. The literary example should always be strong because it is very specific: you are choosing a specific book and referencing certain events in the book. This sort of detailed evidence should boost your essay, but you must make sure the book is relevant to the prompt. Things to consider: 1. Books that… Continue Reading


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