March 2011

  • Top Websites for College-Bound Military Personnel and Vets

    Barry Lenson

    Top Websites for College-Bound Military Personnel and Vets "We do it because these men and women must now be prepared to lead our nation in the peaceful pursuit of economic leadership in the 21st century." -From president Barack Obama’s speech announcing the creation of the 2009 GI Bill, August 2, 2009. If you’re a college-bound veteran, a reservist or a current member of the armed forces, the Post-911 GI Billcan help you pay for the costs of tuition, textbooks and housing while you are in college. To learn more, visit The Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill Website or call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551). According to some estimates, as many as 385,000 active military personnel and veterans are already taking advantage of this ...

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  • Can Facebook Help You Get Into College?

    Barry Lenson

    Can Facebook Help You Get Into College? It’s common knowledge now that college admissions offices look at students’ Facebook pages before sending them acceptance letters. If you put up pictures of yourself partying hard or if you join the group of a weird fringe organization, the college will probably toss your application on the “reject” pile. Heck, wouldn’t you? That’s why it’s only common sense to take an objective look at your page when you’re applying to schools. But the bigger question is, can Facebook really tip the scales and help you get into the college of your choice? Since you can be pretty sure that interested colleges will be looking at your page, it’s a good idea to apply some of these strategies: Jo ...

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  • How to Improve your SAT Score without Spending a Cent

    How to Improve your SAT Score without Spending a Cent
    Barry Lenson

    Put on your thinking cap. Here’s a multiple-choice question for you . . . 1) Paying a SAT tutor $1,000 or more to prepare for the SAT could best be characterized as: a) A waste of money. b) A complete waste of money. c) A really really bad waste of money. d) All of the above. Okay, you see where we are heading with this. In fairness, there are valid reasons to pay a tutoring company to boost your scores. The problem is that a lot of students who are thinking about the SAT for the first time call a tutoring company before they even crack open a prep book or consider how they can improve their scores on their own. Want to try an online class? Take two free lessons on us today! That’s throwing money away, because it make ...

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