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PUNCH NEWSLETTER February 2013

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Talkin' Smack-a-demic: Feb '13
If it seems like only yesterday you were swigging eggnog to “Auld Lang Syne,” you’re not alone. This time of year tends to fly, especially for juniors and seniors gearing up to face big college decisions. Lucky for you, this month Punch is slinging tips that are both social—check out our Spring Break and dorm life features, for starters—and germane to the academic calendar. Sweet use of “germane,” right? We know.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
That’s right, it’s already time to start Spring Break planning. Whether you’re campus-visit-bound or looking to do some serious beach bumming, we’ve got tips.
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What You Need to Know About the SAT Subjects Tests
Did you know that some colleges—Yale, for one—allow students to substitute ACT scores for the SAT Subjects Tests? Explore this and other tidbits from testing guru Lisa Mader.
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10 College Résumé Musts
Should you mention you were on the yearbook committee? Does community service count as work experience? Sell yourself the right way with these résumé-writing essentials.
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Interviewer Wants to Meet at His House?

What do you do when an interviewer suggests meeting off campus at a coffee shop, at his or her home—or even at your home? Students debate the appropriateness of offbeat interview requests.

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500 College Resolutions
Parents, students, and counselors weigh in on what high school taught them about making good habits—and shaking bad ones—in preparation for college life.
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Dates To Remember
 
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Feb 8 Feb 22 Register
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Apr 5 Apr 19 Register

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Mar 8 Mar 9-22 Register
JUN
8
May 3 May 4-17 Register

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Ask the Dean
How Can I Convince Mom to Let Me Live On Campus?
Question: I just got accepted to a college 30 miles from where I live. My mom, who I live with, wants us all to move to the city where the university is, but I want to live in the residence halls to meet new people and become a little more independent. She’s a super over-the-top, protective parent. How do I tell her without causing problems?

Find out what the dean said…

Admit This!
Alternatives to Traditional Four-Year Degree

Thinking outside the box can yield tangible rewards. For example, did you know about these outside-the- “traditional”-box degree options?

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Virtual College Fairs for International Students
Asia: Mar 9, 2013
Middle East & Africa: Mar 23, 2013
Latin America: Apr 27, 2013

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