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Junior Year

35 Ways You Know You're Going Into Your Junior Year Of College

Danielle Chylinski | Posted 08.18.2015 | College
Danielle Chylinski

All that "free time in college" that you've always heard about no longer exists

Sorry Teachers, But My Sleep Is More Important Than Homework

Matthew Friend | Posted 06.23.2015 | Teen
Matthew Friend

Let me ask you all a question: Doesn't it seem more humane to assign a teenager perhaps two hours of homework each night?

6 Secrets To Surviving Second Semester Of Junior Year

Jazmin Kay | Posted 06.08.2015 | Teen
Jazmin Kay

I know you probably have your countdown set until the summer begins and are slowly finding your motivation lessening as your Netflix and pizza intake is increasing. That's totally normal. However, there are ways to relax while also meaningfully preparing for the future.

Flip the List

Eric J. Furda | Posted 03.15.2015 | College
Eric J. Furda

It's January. In college admissions this is a period of time, stretching until May 1 (and beyond for wait list students) where many seniors have submi...

How Riding the Metro in a Foreign Country Taught Me to Appreciate Humanity

Nora Turriago | Posted 03.02.2015 | College
Nora Turriago

For someone who has lived in a small town all her life, the public transportation of Barcelona--specifically the metro system -- at first seemed to represent the glamour and sophistication this cosmopolitan city had to offer.

Junior Year and the New Frontier: Back to George Washington University

Tywan Wade | Posted 11.08.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

What college has taught me is that the real world may be intense. It can be scary with a couple of metaphorical dark alleys here or there, but you never have to walk down them. If you always hold onto that unbridled optimism, your intention will be validated.

The Marathon That Every Student Is Forced To Participate In

Morgan Levy | Posted 07.16.2014 | Teen
Morgan Levy

No running shoes needed, just my pencil case with 10 sword-sharp number two pencils and an iced coffee for fuel. On your mark, get set.... 180-minute AP Chemistry exam.

My Personal, Never-ending March Madness

Casey Miller | Posted 06.05.2014 | Teen
Casey Miller

This March was one of the most stressful, hectic months of my life. I feel like everything was either beginning or ending for me, and it was becoming increasingly difficult to decide what I should be letting go, what I should be working hard on and what I must learn to laugh off.

There Will Always Be Someone 'Better' Than Me (And That's OK)

Sarah Convissar | Posted 04.20.2014 | Teen
Sarah Convissar

Though I am not a fan of high school, I feel that it is a comfort zone. It's the same monotonous routine for four years but at least I know what to expect. College signals a new chapter in my life. That excites and terrifies me at the same time.

An Open Letter To Junior Year

Gillian Horn | Posted 04.12.2014 | Teen
Gillian Horn

It is easy to call you one of my closest friends. You have seen me at my highest of highs and lowest of lows. You've directed me to, yet prevented me from, having fun. And you have never -- no matter how hard I've tried -- let me forget that you are always present.

2014 Redux: Juniors' January to June College Admissions To Dos

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.30.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Zowie! It's almost February of your junior year! Because college admissions officers are super-interested in this particular year, think about ways you can really shine in academics and extracurricular activities. Here are some things to think about and do now and through next June.

What the New SAT May Look Like and Why It Could Be Mandatory

Alex Mallory | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Alex Mallory

The College Board plans bigger, farther-reaching changes for the SAT, an admirable goal for the oft-criticized test. But why rush those plans for a launch in 2015? Probably to turn the tide against the SAT's dwindling market share.

4 Things You Should Be Doing Your Junior Year of High School

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Teen
Joie Jager-Hyman

Applying to college is a complex process. This multi-faceted process involves several components, which can feel overwhelming at times. The following tips will help you to prepare for the second semester of your junior year.

Why Junior Year Isn't As Bad As You Think

Isabel Song | Posted 10.23.2013 | Teen
Isabel Song

This is our year to really shine, especially since it's the year colleges look at, but to take some of the anxiety and pressure off, here are a few things to look forward to in junior year!

July-to-January To Do's for Rising High School Juniors

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.31.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Junior year is the time to be looking for ways to make stand-out contributions to your extracurricular activities and sports.

How to Study for the SAT Biology E/M Subject Test

Alex Mallory | Posted 04.28.2013 | College
Alex Mallory

The SAT Biology E/M is among the most popular Subject Tests. It's appealing for several reasons: for those students who are weaker quantitatively, biology is the least math related of the "hard sciences" and the material is also inherently engaging and accessible.

Summer Is Not For Slackers

Nya Marie | Posted 10.29.2012 | Teen
Nya Marie

Even though I haven't started actually applying to college, I know the time will come very soon and when it does, I'll be as stressed out as a bride the day before her wedding.

The Fear of the Unknown

Serena Lee | Posted 08.03.2012 | College
Serena Lee

I declared a senior thesis and changed my graduation date from Winter 2013 to Spring 2013. Life in college moves at rapid speed and sometimes I wish I could just press pause to breathe.