Posts by Kelsea Conlin:

Common App Essay Examples + Writing Guide 2023

Posted on: 13 Nov 2023

If there’s a surefire way to strike fear into the heart of a college-bound high school senior, it’s the prospect of writing a college personal statement. We can understand why: this is a high-stakes piece of writing that adds much-needed dimension and personality to your application’s quantitative elements, providing important insight into what type of […]

7 Soft Skills for High School Students

Posted on: 09 Nov 2023

In today’s technology-centric and data-driven world, it’s easy to focus on the hard skills and competencies that you believe your child may need to land college acceptances and job placements, which may include coding languages, data analysis proficiency, or foreign language mastery. However, in order to succeed in college–and in any given career field, for […]

William and Mary Supplemental Essays 2023-24

Posted on: 27 Sep 2023

Founded in 1693, the College of William & Mary is the second oldest institution of higher learning in the entire United States. With an acceptance rate that was 32% for the Class of 2027, W&M is a very selective school. It is even more challenging to gain admission into for out-of-state students. With that in […]

The Highlands Ability Battery: Concept Organization

Posted on: 27 Jul 2023

In our last post, we covered Classification, the first of five driving abilities measured by the Highlands Ability Battery. Today, we’re moving on to the next driving ability: Concept Organization. But before we dive in, let’s abide by the structure of Any Good Series and do a quick recap of the Highlands Ability Battery as […]

The Highlands Ability Battery: Classification

Posted on: 19 Jul 2023

Ready to learn more about the Highlands Ability Battery? We’ve got you covered. First, let’s recap: the Highlands Ability Battery measures our performance across a number of work samples in an effort to gather information about our innate abilities, which provide insight into our personality, motivation, learning and problem-solving style, communication preferences, and decision-making approach. […]

The Highlands Ability Battery – An Introduction

Posted on: 12 Jul 2023

By this point, you’re likely a pro at being assessed–standardized tests, school exams, musical tryouts, art projects. Such assessments measure your level of skill or knowledge on that particular day (or at that particular moment). They hinge on how much you’ve managed to master or memorize. However, none of the aforementioned assessments can tell you […]

Best Psychology Summer Programs – 2023

Posted on: 06 Jul 2023

The brain is the most fascinating, complex, and mysterious organ in our bodies. It’s working 24/7, controls our sensory processing, motor function, and emotions, and has billions of neurons and trillions of connections. As such, although it has been studied for decades, much is still unknown. Additionally, fields like psychology and neuroscience–both of which have […]

Best Pre-Law Summer Programs – 2023

Posted on: 04 Jul 2023

Planning to become a lawyer? Although law school may currently feel like a foggy outline on the horizon, it’s never too early to start building skills and testing the waters before you commit. In addition to seeking out academic and extracurricular leadership positions, it’s important to spend time immersing oneself in the profession, whether it’s […]