Archive - August 2017

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An Honest Letter to Soon-To-Be Freshmen from a Soon-To-Be Senior
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Team Meliora: Turning Trash Into Homes
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Five Tips for College Classes
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35 Things Study Abroad Gave Me
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Summer Chronicles: A Grand Return Sprinkled with Pre-College Fun
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How to Succeed in Your Admissions Essay

An Honest Letter to Soon-To-Be Freshmen from a Soon-To-Be Senior

Dear incoming freshmen! Although I have no idea who you are, you may know my face and name. We’ll probably run into each other on campus at some point, so come say hi any time (if you want to). Anyway, not trying to sound too old, but when I was in your position almost four[…]

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Team Meliora: Turning Trash Into Homes

A group of four recent Rochester graduates are truly making the world ever better. Imagine you were forced to move away from your home and lose everything. Imagine you now have to live in poorly insulated tents, work underpaid jobs, and rely on international help to make ends meet. This is the situation in Syria, and[…]

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Five Tips for College Classes

After getting accepted to the University of Rochester and filling out all the necessary paperwork, the next thing on my to-do list was registering for classes. I later realized that I would pick my classes after meeting with my pre-major advisor during Orientation, and that course registration would happen a few days before classes started.[…]

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35 Things Study Abroad Gave Me

1. An inspiration for fashion. 2. Amazing friends! 3. The chance to start new habits. 4. A preference to use active transportation. 5. A passion for caring for the environment. 6. An interest in studying cigarette smoking habits. 7. A deeper understanding of noncommunicable diseases. 8. Aspirations to travel even more. 9. Fascination with the British royal[…]

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Summer Chronicles: A Grand Return Sprinkled with Pre-College Fun

Finally, I have returned to the greatest land known to man… or to the handful of college students that go here… Rochester, New York. After weeks of longing for this beauty, my plane has landed. As quickly as my sabbatical in Jamaica had ended, my first meeting as a Pre-College Counselor had begun. Ahh, summertime[…]

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How to Succeed in Your Admissions Essay

by Kayon Ellis, admissions counselor Hi, everyone! As you can imagine, my colleagues and I read a lot of admissions essays every year. We enjoy getting to know our applicants this way and reading your stories. We also know this can be one of the most stressful parts of the application process. So I’ve come[…]

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