Nervous? I would be too

Published Thursday, July 7, 2011 by Tarang

Recently on the ABC Family hit show Pretty Little Liars, Emily receives a letter from Danby University claiming that they want her as part of their swim team. (Keeping with the tradition of Liars the letter is actually a fake from the mysterious and malicious person named “A”). Nevertheless, a real college scout is willing to negotiate a scholarship with her, but Emily doesn’t mind looking at other schools too. Emily and her mother continue to do their research to prepare her for her application process, which includes looking at competitive swim teams. Emily’s best… Continue Reading

Too Frequently Asked Questions

Published Thursday, June 23, 2011 by Tarang

All of us have questions about everything. Some of us question why Fox has decided to have X Factor and American Idol in back to back seasons. Others might wonder whether summer shows like Pretty Little Liars and Teen Wolf will last another season. Some want to know where is the best place to watch some July 4th fireworks. Still others question (more seriously) why nature seems to have suddenly turned against us– what with fires in Texas and floods in North Dakota. Life is never easy, and questioning is part of the process of… Continue Reading

College Myths Debunked

Published Thursday, May 5, 2011 by Tarang

Myths are powerful words that can often describe a culture or religion. Myths are associated with power and have come to define history; their words carry weight. The most dangerous type of myths are the ones that exist today in the newest definition of a myth. The newest type of myth is a widely held belief that is actually false. One such myth is that The Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure you can see from space. This is hardly true; railroad lines are visible from space. Such popular myths about college… Continue Reading

Public vs. Private Part 2

Published Tuesday, May 3, 2011 by Tarang

Before reading this article, be sure to check out Part 1 for a basic understanding: http://exceltest.com/blog/2011/05/02/public-vs-private/ Last time, I discussed mainly cost and class size. It was established that private schools are much more expensive than public schools, often double the cost. However, private schools offer more scholarships, so you should not exclude them from your college search without researching financial aid options. It was also found that private schools have smaller classes and more “hand-holding” of the student in general. On the other hand, many public schools offer this as well; they just have… Continue Reading

Public vs. Private

Published Monday, May 2, 2011 by Tarang

The temperature is rising all around the nation as summer approaches, but the weather is not the only thing bringing the heat. Parents and high school students are getting ready diligently for their college road trips as they fill their Suburbans with all the necessities. Summer is a popular time to explore colleges, but summer also brings the onset of higher gas prices. Travel can be expensive, and now it is time to choose which school is worth that $4.21 per gallon of gas and which one is not. One of the major considerations to… Continue Reading


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