The Price Of Getting Into College

Getting into a college is not an easy task. Apart from all the exams and application forms to fill, there is the fee. When the matter of college fees comes up, one generally only factors in the tuition fees. They forget the other expenses involved. In order to help you get a clear picture of the actual cost involved in going to college, here is a list of contributing factors:

Application Forms

Many colleges charge a premium for their application forms. Though some institutions give them out for free, there are those that charge. Hence if you are applying to such colleges, you will have to factor in the cost of each of the application forms. You will be getting into only one college but you will be applying to a few and each of those forms’ cost should be calculated.

Entrance Exams

Every college requires your SAT scores. In order to get a good score, it is a good idea to get a professional SAT tutor, who will able to guide you better than the internet. They will know which the areas to focus on are and how to tackle the questions easily. They will be able to come up with a study plan suitable for you and this can help in a great way.

These tutors don’t come for free, so one has to factor in their cost. My sat tutor was very affordable, so find one that fits your budget. At the end of the day, you are the one who is going to study and write, not them. They are there, just to guide you.


Apart from the tuition fees, there is accommodation. Whether you stay on or off campus, there is a price to pay and this also has to be factored in.


When you go to college you need to eat and your parents are not going to be there to cook for you. so factor in the cost of your meals.…

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SAT season: effective studying to get you results

Is the exam season putting a huge strain on you? High school tests and exams are one of the main focus of a student’s life, especially if you are a senior in high school. SAT’s, college applications and other responsibilities are all of a sudden pressuring you more and more each day. My goal is to introduce and teach you ways to improve your studying and preparation for the upcoming SAT’s effectively.

First of all, set a goal! Know what you need to learn for which SAT you are taking. Take a look at past SAT papers and learn all the detailed requirements you need to pass. You can find a lot of this information online but make sure you choose reliable sources. If you know a teacher that is very tech savvy and knows this sort of information now will be the time to make new teacher friends!

Another tip is to get all the help you can. If you have ever thought to raise your grade with a tutor now that will really come in handy. Tutors will be there for you to help you with specific problems. As well as that, it is crucial to be able to discuss what you are studying with someone to help memorize and understand it. Alternatively, befriends one of the best students in class and form a study group to for more efficient and effective studying experience.

Finally, take your time. Do not procrastinate and start studying from the beginning of the academic year. As well as that don’t try to be the hero that studies 24/7 without any breaks. It is important to take it fairly easy when it comes to cramming. Start studying in the morning, take a lunch break, take breaks when you need and finish before dinner time. Then wake up early the next day and do it all again. This will trick your mind that studying is easy and will not strain your body as much. Do make sure you study hard in the time you are studying.…

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Really insightful questions for getting to know someone

Some people are mind readers and they can easily understand what the other person is thinking. Some go by the cues that their body language sends out. But for most of us understanding someone is not an easy task. I love to play the would you rather question game to really get to know someone. This is a really interesting game that can help you understand the person’s philosophies in life. And the more intense your questions get the more you would be able to understand the person’s judgements as well.

When you meet someone you have always inspired or when you are say, at a job interview often the questions you ask help you understand the person in front of you. And these are the very same questions that also help the other person form an impression about you.

For an interview here are some insightful questions to ask the interviewer:

  1. Ask some question about any new product line or service launched by the company. Or ask some question about a recent tie-up or acquisition that the company had made. You could ask something like “How would this acquisition impact the progress of the company” This shows that you actually know about the company.
  2. “What would be the crucial risks that the particular role would be handling?” This would show that you are interested in finding solutions to the existing problems.

If you are meeting your role model, or a celebrity you admire, here are some ideas of questions to ask:

  1. “What is the one thing that no one else knows about you”. This helps you understand who the celebrity is in real life
  2. “What is the one thing you regret about in your journey so far” This helps you understand the person’s perspective about life.
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