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College Admissions Narrative

The Undervaluing of Guidance Counselors

(The Atlantic) By James Murphy -- Teenagers make bad choices. Honestly, who doesn’t? For adolescents, however, who are armed with new responsibilities, opportunities, and bodies they are almost inevitably unprepared to deal with, the wrong decision can have serious, life-altering effects. For low-income adolescents who lack the safety net that comes with privilege, the wrong decisions can be catastrophic. Students who drop out of high…
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The Tutor

What’s a college test score worth? An ACT-vs-SAT dispute.

(Washington Post) By Nick Anderson-- Now they’re pulling out the really sharp pencils. The ACT and the College Board, overseers of the nation’s two rival college admission tests, are exchanging unusually pointed words this week over an effort to help students interpret scores on the revised SAT. First, the College Board released a set of charts Monday that showed how new SAT scores compare with the…
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