Famous People’s Sayings

Published Tuesday, June 7, 2011 by Tarang

Today’s one of those days where one feels like going on a picnic to a nearby park. One might open up a can of soda or partake in some sort of sport. However, for many people it is also time for things like finals or the start of strenuous summer activities. To get them through these difficult times, here are some quotes by famous people. On Improvement Actor Liam Neeson of Schindler’s List and Taken fame tells of how he is constantly thinking of ways to better himself. “In bed at night, I could be… Continue Reading

Private Colleges of California Part 3

Published Friday, June 3, 2011 by Tarang

You would think after part 2 that we would have exhausted the colleges in the golden state, but your options still remain afloat. California seems to churn out as many college students as corporate America seems to outsource. This state’s large amount of opportunities, though, give California grads the upper edge. A college degree is the biggest asset in today’s job market. And so we continue with the colleges in California that can provide you with a quality education. 1. University of San Diego– San Diego, CA Admissions Data (2010): Percent of Applicants Admitted: 51%… Continue Reading

Unique Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Published Tuesday, May 31, 2011 by Tarang

Many internships can be challenging, educational, and fun. I wrote about internships on this blog before, and I focused mainly on my biotechnology internship. I found my internship through my high school, which is where one should start looking automatically. However, not everyone aspires to be a molecular biology major, and some students want to seek out internships from the “less-trodden” path. There are a large variety of opportunities available, but many students just haven’t heard the choices available to them. So-called traditional internships might involve working in a research lab or a large company…. Continue Reading

Vocabulary Distress

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2011 by Tarang

Vocabulary can be the most annoying part of life, including the SAT. We all remember the frustration of not knowing any of the answer choices in SAT sentence completion. Sadly this humiliation does not end with the SAT; some of us continue to struggle as we read material with difficult words. One must not be pusillanimous when it comes to approaching vocab words; in fact one should reach the prodigious ability to engage in lexicon snobbery on a daily basis. The best way to attain this level of skill is to peruse resources such as… Continue Reading

Perfect Score!

Published Monday, May 23, 2011 by Tarang

Words from the wise can be the best advice and one should be all ears for what Imran Mahmood has to say. Imran received a 2400 on the March SAT and earned the Excel Test Prep scholarship of $1,000. Whether it’s his tenacity or his perspicacious judgment Imran has all the makings of  a perfect scorer. He attends Bellarmine College Prep and balances his time with activities such as Speech and Debate as well as martial arts. He lauds the strategies of Excel and believes that consistent practice (in the form of Excel’s Exam Club)… Continue Reading


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