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PUNCH NEWSLETTER December 2013

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Talkin' Smack-a-demic: December '13
Feeling too overwhelmed to enjoy the holidays? Instead, make this a December to remember with Punch’s expert tips for narrowing down your short list, deciphering early test results, and more. We’ll also help you dig for scholarship gold in the unlikeliest of places. It’s the college-bound gift that keeps on giving!

Cracking the PSAT Code
PSAT scores will be released later this month—do you know how to decipher yours? Check out these PSAT pointers from testing guru Lisa Mader.
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Harvard Professor Rails Against Grade Inflation
A long-time Harvard prof recently lashed out over grade inflation, after learning that students are receiving mainly A’s at the college.
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Don’t Settle for a Poor SAT Score
Everyone knows a great SAT score is about more than book smarts. Learn tips to significantly raise your score—up to 250 points higher—the second time around.
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Squids and Whales Square Off

The age-old debate takes a peculiar turn, as a recent study suggests that men are “better at map reading” while women excel at “remembering a conversation.”

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Must-See Videos Go Behind the Admissions Curtain

Wondering what happens after you click “send”? Check out these behind-the-scenes videos showing how admission officers scrutinize applications.

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