Class of 2019 Early Application Results

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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 »

Five Things to Consider When Planning Your Summer Activities

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  Planning for summer activities!   It’s the dead of winter, so of course you’re thinking about summer! Many students ask us how their summer activities fit into their overall educational planning. Here are five suggestions from the Marks Education Counseling Team: Time to give back: Summer is a great time for service work. Wondering… Read more »

The New Early Decision: Plan for a Changing Landscape

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Early Decision numbers break records again. As several recent news stories have announced, 2018 has been yet another record-breaking year for early decision college applications, with many schools seeing their early application numbers increase by twenty percent or more. And this trend is likely to continue. It’s time to acknowledge that the landscape has shifted:… Read more »

Meditation Three-part Series: Part Two

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In our second part, Sarah Newport talks about her favorite meditation app, Calm.   The benefits of meditation can’t be overstated. Studies show that regular meditation practice reduces stress, anxiety and other mental health issues such as phobias, depression and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. It promotes positive thinking, increases attention span and focus, reduces memory loss, fights… Read more »

Choosing Recommenders for Applications

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  Plan Your Recommenders Carefully! You knew you would need great grades in challenging courses, excellent activities to show your commitment to your community, and many hours to prepare for standardized tests. You knew you needed to brainstorm your essays carefully and explain your motivations for taking your next academic step. But what do many… Read more »