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PUNCH NEWSLETTER September 2013

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PUNCH Newsletter September 2013 College Confidential CC on Twitter  CC on Facebook CollegeView   CollegeView on Facebook CollegeView YouTube Channel
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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Dates To Remember
 
SAT
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Oct 3 Oct 18 Register
DEC
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Nov 8 Nov 25 Register

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Sept 27 Sept 28-Oct 11 Register
DEC
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Nov 8 Nov 9-22 Register

Discuss the ACT and SAT on College Confidential


College S.O.S.
Feeling a bit lost in the choppy waters off the coast of effective college planning? Never fear, help is on the way! Join us starting this November for a series of online, expert-led info sessions that will address common concerns regarding FAFSA/financial aid, majors and careers, college testing, and more. Stay tuned for more details and a registration link!
Ask the Dean
Should Senior Take Public Speaking or Writing Class?
Question: Should I take public speaking or a writing workshop my senior year? Writer’s workshop is a course my school offers that teaches you how to write college essays and essays in college. My schedule only allows me to choose one. I’m really bad at class presentations, but I’m also nervous about writing college essays and I feel like I can’t do it by myself. Which is more important?

Find out what the dean said…

Admit This!
Parents: Are You an Enabler?

We’ve talked about helicopter parents before and the effect that over-parenting has on students entering and enduring the college admissions process. But what about enabling? Are you familiar with that term? If not, let’s take a look at what it means to be an enabling parent when it comes to college admissions.

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