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PUNCH NEWSLETTER September 2013

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Talkin' Smack-a-demic: September '13
With the fall semester underway, Punch is helping our high school brethren and sisthren (just go with us on that one) kick off the year right with ACT/SAT essentials, as well as insider advice for scoring a killer recommendation letter. Join the convo today at CollegeConfidential.com, and, as we mentioned last month, keep an eye out for the super-rad improvements to the forums coming later this fall!

Do I Really Need to Learn a Foreign Language?
Beyond the novel rush of being in the know—and the off chance it’ll land you a date with that cute exchange student—is there any good reason for non-business students to take a foreign language in college? Join the CC debate.
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Former Teacher Reveals Recommendation Letter Secrets
Think your teachers are going to write you a college recommendation just because you avoided detention for four years? Think again. Scoring quality letters of recommendation takes knowhow. Lucky for you, we’ve got connections.
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Don’t Fall Behind: Testing Timeline Essentials
It seems distant now, but graduation will be here before you know it. Start planning your testing attack to ensure a no-sweat score that will allow you to focus on a million other college-bound tasks—like which boots to wear with which jeans.
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Halftime Dreams: Exploring HBCU Marching Bands

From the intricately choreographed routines, to the uniform-clad majors and majorettes marching downfield to the latest R&B and hip hop beats, discover why HBCU marching bands draw some of college’s biggest crowds.

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Why Go to College When You Can Go Into Real Estate?

OK, so we realize not everyone has a burning passion for amortization and prime-rate mortgages, but can a case be made for avoiding college-loan debt by starting a viable (and potentially lucrative) career right after high school? CC users discuss.

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