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Private College or Public College: Which Is Right For You?

Ah, the big question–should I attend a public or private college? The hustle and bustle, and diverse student bodies of large public universities like UCLA or ASU can be very appealing. On the other hand, the benefits that come from small class sizes of private colleges like Occidental or Pepperdine are tough to beat. I’m …

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Rebecca Gallagher – Careful What You Wish For

For second-grade Rebecca Gallagher, Christmas was effectively cancelled. Well, not completely.  But her dad had landed a job in Seattle—far from Illinois—which meant that the entire family had to spend winter break packing and preparing for a cross-country trip with a December 26th departure date. Rebecca’s mom was also mainly in charge of the packing …

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Your Complete Guide to Good PSAT Scores

Hey, how’s it going?  I’m gonna use the vast wealth of psychic knowledge I have at my disposal and say: You’ve just taken the PSAT.  Whoa!  How’d I do that? *rubs temples with eyes closed* Aaand I’m going to make another prediction…you’re either waiting on your scores, or you just got them back, and you’re…well, …

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Top Academic Summer Camps on the West Coast

What time is it?  Summertime! (High School Musical, anyone?) Ah, summer.  Fun, vacation, relaxation—lounging around the house, marathoning Lost on Netflix.  The long-awaited break from the classroom. But…yeah.  It’s a break from the classroom. It’s a pretty common worry that, once away from daily desks, your son or daughter will get trapped in a pit …

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