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What’s Your College Essay Workout?

March 19, 2019, by

  Get a Head Start on your College Application Process…By Practicing Your Writing Before Senior Year You wouldn’t wait until the playoffs to learn to pitch, or take your first piano lesson the day of your recital. So why wait until you’re writing your applications to practice writing your college essay? It’s a unique skill—a… Read more »

Writing College Essays that Count

March 13, 2019, by

  Spotlight on New Undergraduate Majors Throughout the college essay and application process, we think a lot about how you can make a lasting impression by differentiating yourself. But it is important not to forget that colleges are trying just as hard to impress you: to stand out from other schools by highlighting unique strengths,… Read more »

Class of 2019 Early Application Results

February 22, 2019, by

Tweet Congratulations to the Class of 2019! We’ve had a busy and productive application cycle at Marks Education. The changing landscape in admissions has shown the importance of our comprehensive, tailored counseling and tutoring support for students in the D.C. metropolitan area and around the country, as well as overseas. We have enjoyed working with… Read more »

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Re-evaluating the SAT Versus ACT Decision

February 14, 2019, by

Which test is better for you?   Marks Education is re-evaluating how we advise students on the SAT vs. ACT decision, in light of inconsistencies with the College Board curves for the June and October 2018 SATs and for the October 24, 2018 administration of the PSAT. Check out the score conversion tables on the… Read more »