Best Adapted Screenplay

Published Tuesday, March 1, 2011 by Tarang

If you love movies and entertainment, then you probably tuned into the Academy Awards last Sunday night. And while you were probably gawking at Anne Hathaway’s constant costume changes and wondering why Nicole Kidman never ages, you may not have noticed that these Hollywood pros can actually help you get motivated too for Critical Reading. Hollywood employs some of the best critical readers around- screen writers, directors, and actors. Directors have to understand the nuances in the passages of a screenplay and make it a vision. Actors need to be able to read in-depth into… Continue Reading

A Major Decision (Part 2)

Published Monday, February 28, 2011 by Tarang

Last time, I gave you some insight into the world of Greek and how the students in that show chose their major. One thing you may have noticed from the show and of course real life is that experience is the best way to decide a major. As I mentioned in a previous post, I had a biotech internship and I was always interested in biology since 7th grade, so I was clear that I wanted to do something related to biology. However, as you can tell, the interest in a major starts with an… Continue Reading

A Major Decision (Part 1)

Published Thursday, February 24, 2011 by Tarang

You know you’re going to college when you start feeling like every decision you make is life changing. Looking back, I realize how much small decisions matter and how sometimes very large decisions end up shaping the course of my life. One decision which all high school students think about is what their major will be in college. Even if they don’t think about this exactly, they definitely ponder over its many variants. What subjects do I like to study? Do I want to make a career out of this? Can I keep learning about… Continue Reading

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Published Wednesday, February 23, 2011 by Tarang

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The Journey- How I got to Cal (Part 5)

Published Tuesday, February 22, 2011 by Tarang

Hello! I hope you’ve all caught up on Glee just as I have and are ready for Part 5. Let’s flash-forward to March when admissions decisions for freshman applicants are given out. (Visit http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/ for general information on dates, deadlines, and applying to the UC system). I was feeling pretty good. I had spent thorough time on writing my essays and filling out my application. I had made sure all my documents like transcripts were in order, and now all I had to do was wait. This was a good and bad thing. The good part… Continue Reading


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