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Oct 22, 2018
RP Question of the Week:

Hey Roundpier,

This week's question is once again focused on clubs at your schools. It is as follows:

What makes for an effective school club? What makes some clubs stand out over others?

Let us know what you think here on Roundpier!
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Oct 18, 2018
1 day ago
thanks!
1 day ago
Some more insight here edition.cn... index.html
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Oct 16, 2018
M.I.T. Plans College for Artificial Intelligence, Backed by $1 Billion
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Oct 14, 2018
6 days ago
I can’t stand standardized tests, and how one particular day and attempt plays a huge role in your entire record. :/
2 days ago
That’s extremely frustrating.
1 day ago
US education system still surprises me although going to college there is a great option
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Oct 13, 2018
6 days ago
Doing this for college is a waste of time imao
Oct 13, 2018
RP Question of the Week:

Hey Roundpier Community,

Hopefully all is well with each of you. This week's question on Roundpier has to do with extracurriculars, and it is:

Which club at your school is the largest and most active? What kinds of activities do they do?


Let us know here on Roundpier about your individual experiences!
1 week ago
And MUN is also very big in our school
1 week ago
FFA is very big in my school. I live in a small farm town, so it's not all that surprising that FFA is so popular here.
1 week ago
In the UK clubs (societies) are much better organised and have some specific themes. Debate and MUN are probably the largest. We have some guest speakers coming in too for these.
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Oct 13, 2018
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Oct 12, 2018
More schools allow applicants to self-report test scores

www.washin... cec548c46e
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Oct 10, 2018
Interesting change over the last 10 years and it appears that more and more schools will become test optional

How should admissions officials judge applicants’ writing skills?
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Oct 8, 2018
Hey guys!

We have received some great feedback from many of you here...and we are constantly looking to improve RoundPier platform.

So our question this week: what is the single feature or topic that we should include in the coming months as we are growing our community?
1 week ago
More information for international students!
1 week ago
Anything do with admissions!
1 week ago
@Youssef check outUS College Applications Group as well as Eduniverse discussions for various posts around college admissions. We are constantly looking to add more...
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Oct 7, 2018
College degrees can be a bargain abroad

www.seattl... -abroad-2/
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Sep 29, 2018
You only need 10 seconds to solve this and don't need a calculator
2 weeks ago
5 just because two others said so lol
1 week ago
5
for Jason Braun
Sep 29, 2018
RP Question of the Week:

Hey Roundpier Community,

Hopefully all is well with each of you. This week's question on Roundpier has to do with school programs and it is:

Which program do you feel offers a better educational experience, AP or IB?


Let us know here on Roundpier what you think based on your own experiences, things you've read, or other conversations!
3 weeks ago
There are a number of controversies around both AP and IB programs especially with the amount of $ you have to spend to take the exams. The rise of both came together with increased competition for college admissions and putting students who have no access to these programs at disadvantage. We are starting to work with NJCTL which are launching online AP courses for students to make sure more students have access to AP math and sciences materials.
2 weeks ago
But colleges do care about AP and IB courses which means we have to take them in order to have a chance to get into a good school
2 weeks ago
I’m currently enrolled in a dual enrollment program which personally was a better fit for me over ap. I enjoyed the ap classes I took but they were more work than actual college classes. I haven’t taken an IB class as my school didn’t offer any, but the people I’ve talked to who have taken both ap and ib seem to prefer ap.
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Sep 26, 2018
Best college majors to get a high paying job

www.cbsnew... aying-job/
3 weeks ago
Pay is a factor, along with many other factors like job-satisfaction, work-life balance etc. So, choosing your major solely according to this chart wouldn't a good idea. ;)
3 weeks ago
Agreed! I wouldn’t want to do petroleum engineering just because it has higher starting salary. Also don’t see finance on this list?
1 week ago
You should choose your major based on pay AND what you’ll actually be good at and enjoy. There’s no sense in majoring in chemical engineering if you’re gonna hate your life and suck at it.
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Sep 25, 2018
Sep 16, 2018
RP Question of the Week:

Hey Roundpier Community,

Hopefully your transition back to school was excellent, this week's question on Roundpier has to do with getting back into the groove of school and it is:

What are the best study tips for learning at school?


Let us know here on Roundpier what you think based on your own experiences, things you've read, or other conversations!
2 weeks ago
I agree! Turn off your phone and focus. What helps me also is having breaks between subjects. I can’t switch from one to another quickly
2 weeks ago
I suggest making a definite timetable including minutes of study
i.e. 7.00 am: read physics chapter 1 7.25 have a five minute break
Even if you get the times wrong, let’s say physics took more than u thought it would, don’t worry, focus on the task and when you finish the task, plan the rest accordingly. Over time you get to know your study time better and better
5 days ago
Definitely not wasting time is the key! My strategy is to get easy stuff done first
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Sep 16, 2018
Some good insights here but remember to focus on "standing out" not just for the college apps...it is very easy to see if someone's involvement in various activities is genuine!

6 Tips From College Admissions Pros on Standing Out
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Sep 14, 2018
We have been asked this question many times: "what should I do to get into school X, Y and Z" - we can't give you a definitive answer but to tell you to focus on things that you truly care about - Washington Post article provides additional insight into what colleges care about beyond your grades and SATs

When applying to college, this character trait may mean more than grades
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Sep 12, 2018
For students interested in entrepreneurship LaunchX is a great place to start your journey...
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Sep 12, 2018
3 weeks ago
Loved it. So true...