Create your own major

Published Saturday, December 11, 2021 by Tarang

You can study animals by creating a major in Ethology at the University of Minnesota Everyone craves freedom, and all students use phrases like “I want to do what makes me happy.” Majors are no exception. Earlier this blog covered how one might go about choosing a major in the series “A Major Decision.” However, if you feel “boxed in” or limited by the already available majors at universities, you can create your own major. However, creating your own major is no easy task. You need to structure the major in such a way that… Continue Reading

The writer who couldn’t read

Published Saturday, December 11, 2021 by Dave

Checkout the challenges popular crime novelist Howard Engel battled!

Even pros make mistakes

Published Saturday, December 11, 2021 by Dave

If you’ve sat through the three fun-filled hours of Excel’s grammar class, you’ve heard me mention After Deadline, the New York Times’ blog of its own grammatical snafus (If you didn’t hear it mentioned you weren’t paying attention!). I’ll link to it here because I think reading it is a great way to keep the rules of grammar fresh long after you’ve finished grammar school. Plowing cover to cover through a reference manual like Strunk and White’s Elements of Style, which I also mention in grammar class, can be surprisingly boring. But reading grammar rules… Continue Reading


Published Saturday, December 11, 2021 by Mariah

Welcome to Excel Test Prep’s Summer College Series!!! Written by Sonia Mahajan & Kiyasha Mehta; Edited by Mariah Embry The college application process can be stressful, but so can college itself. That’s why it’s important to learn and get used to practicing stress management techniques early on. These techniques can not only reduce your procrastinating but also lead to a life with more quality and room for enjoyment during the college application process, in college, and beyond.   Get organized  It’s really easy to become stressed when there’s a million deadlines you have to meet but you don’t know when half… Continue Reading

Something in Common

Published Saturday, December 11, 2021 by Tarang

Recently, I watched a charming Dianna Agron (Glee) interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live. She was refreshingly poised and humble, especially when she recounted her memory of hanging out with Beyonce and Gwyneth Paltrow in the bathroom. Apparently all the Glee girls, Gwyneth, and Beyonce were in the bathroom together to fix someone’s dress when suddenly someone popped out a box of mints. Dianna noticed how Beyonce took a mint just like a regular person, and Dianna felt like Beyonce was one of them. You can check out the beginning of the interview here. Her story… Continue Reading

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