Great Summer Reads for 2016

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__________________________________________________________________ Categories: All Time Faves Sci-Fi & Fantasy Nonfiction Quick Reads Challenging Reads __________________________________________________________________ All Time Faves The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot and Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella Because I was OBSESSED with these books in high school and the sequels are just as great. I also firmly believe that both of…

The New ApplyTexas Prompts, Essay C

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For the third and final post about the new ApplyTexas prompts, the College Readiness team has returned to tell you how they would have answered Essay C if they were still in high school! Essay C: You’ve got a ticket in your hand – Where will you go? What will you do? What will happen when you get there?

The New ApplyTexas Prompts, Essay B

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As you may have seen in our last blog post, the prompts for all three ApplyTexas freshman application prompts have changed. We (the College Readiness team) challenged ourselves to think about how we’d answer these new prompts if we were still in high school. We started with Essay A, so this week we’ll talk about the prompt for Essay B. Happy writing!

The New ApplyTexas Prompts, Essay A

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Hello from Cram Crew’s College Readiness team! We recently heard some exciting news about the ApplyTexas application – all THREE prompts on the freshman application have changed! The new prompts: Essay A:  What was the environment in which you were raised?  Describe your family, home, neighborhood, or community, and explain how it has shaped you…

Ask Admissions, part II

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For our Ask Admissions series, we’ve reached out to some of our favorite admissions and college guidance professionals for answers to very important and popular questions regarding college applications.

Ask Admissions, part I

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For our Ask Admissions series, we’ve reached out to some of our favorite admissions and college guidance professionals for answers to very important and popular questions regarding college applications.

The Senior Second Semester Bucket List

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Dear Class of 2016 Seniors, By now, many of you have received acceptance letters and have begun to finalize your decision on where you will spend the next four years of your life. The hard part is over – no more ACT or SAT prep, you’ve finished writing countless college application essays, school has seemingly…

How to be an Adult: Cooking

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In the not-too-distant future, in a city or state far, far away from where you are now (or the university a few miles from home), younglings will burn through their meal plans in a matter of weeks and will be left to fend for their own stomachs and late-night study cravings. Train you must, my…

Help Me Help You: Volunteering Resouces for Teens

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If you’re currently in high school and on summer vacation, community service is probably one of those things you meant to dig into after you gave yourself some time to relax…and now it’s July, right? Don’t worry, you have time. This happens to be  the perfect month to make getting involved a priority. Community service…

Summer Road Trip Playlist

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Who doesn’t love a properly planned road trip? By properly planned we mean one with the essentials: 1) good snacks, 2) good diversions (biggest pecan in Texas? Yes please!) and 3) the most important of all, good music! Cram Crew is just getting back from their annual Cram Conference in Destin, Florida, and we wanted…