Myths About Attending a Large University

When I was applying to college, I avoided schools with large populations like the plague. This tendency was not born of my own preferences but was rather a result of the warnings I had received from classmates and online forums. These warnings instilled in me a fear that if I attended a large university, I would get lost in the numbers, I would miss out on the standard ‘college experience.’ Despite this fear, I ended up choosing to attend UC Berkeley, a school made up of roughly 40,000 students. Read More

How Memes Are Unifying the Top Universities

A UC Berkeley student-governed meme page on Facebook called “UC Berkeley Memes for Edgy Teens” started out as a way for Cal students to relieve stress, but in 2016, it gained popularity outside of the university. Although UC Berkeley only has a 40,000 student population, the meme page has about 100,000 members. Shortly after, meme pages started popping up at many major universities, mostly in Ivy leagues and mini Ivy leagues like Stanford, Harvard, UCLA, USC, Duke, Yale, etc. Read More

Which College Should I Attend?

Congrats! After all the all-nighters, studying, and tests, you’ve been accepted to college! Now what? Assuming you got accepted to more than one college (or are just deciding where to apply), here are some important factors to consider when choosing a college: Read More

No Calculator?! How to conquer the No Calculator SAT Math

If you’re anything like me, I am much more reliant on my calculator than I’d like to admit. I often do even the simplest calculations like adding whole numbers (no, not even multiple digits) using a calculator. So the idea of a NO CALCULATOR SAT Math section sounded daunting. Read More

Speed Reading for the SAT and ACT (and anything else)

If you’ve ever seen a world record speed reader flip pages, you know how amazing it can be. These speed readers appear to be riffling through a book, except with the comprehension of someone who spent hours poring over and studying the same material. While we may never reach those epic speeds of reading, there are many skills we can pick up from these award winning speed readers to help improve our test taking and study efficiency. Read More