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What is the Character Skills Snapshot?

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The Character Skills Snapshot is a tool that the admission teams of private schools use to learn more about students outside the confines of the standard application process–interviews, essay questions, and test scores. It presents the student with real life scenarios where they must choose what responses are most or least like them. What is…

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Private School Admissions: Insider Tips and Ways to Prepare for the Mysterious New Writing Sample

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Tis the season! Well…it’s that time of year again. Interview Time! If you’re a stressed parent of a private school applicant you’re probably going into a mild panic attack-style sweat waiting for the highly anticipated interview. As many schools have adapted this year to the pandemic and need for online schooling, they still haven’t quite…

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College Essay Examples: Effective Techniques

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When writing college application essays it’s easy to FREAK OUT. So how do you summarize your life for a board of admission? How do you finish your last year on a high note while simultaneously writing 20 supplemental college essays? 1. ORGANIZE Take it from the high school senior who didn’t…don’t miss a deadline for…

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ISEE Test Prep for Parents: How should you prepare for your child’s ISEE test

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1. Breathe You’ve made it this far. You have decided that your child deserves a great education. Now the work begins. Ideally, you’ve been anticipating this test preparation for a while. If you’re one of the many families that has not been expecting this your entire life, then you’re with the crowd. Most parents make…

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