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City Life

ABOUT HARVARD

Work Hard Playlist Hard | What's on Our Playlists

I have embarked on a mission to curate the absolute study playlist with the help of the HSA Education team. Please feel free to enjoy . . . Read More

Glowing Theater

ABOUT HARVARD

What Are Harvard Students' Favorite Movies?

Last season we gave you an insider view into the music that Harvard students actually listen to. This summer, we’ll give you a glimpse . . . Read More

Gazing Into Sky

ABOUT HARVARD

Personal College Journey | How I Applied to College

Looking back on the college application process, the first phrase that comes to my mind is “an absolute dumpster fire.” The only thing I could think . . . Read More

Reading While Lying

ABOUT HARVARD

What's Bookin? Harvard Students' Reading Recs

Get yourself back in the swing of academics with some of these reading recommendations from our HSA managers . . . Read More

City Life

ABOUT HARVARD

Work Hard Playlist Hard | What's on Our Playlists

I have embarked on a mission to curate the absolute study playlist with the help of the HSA Education team. Please feel free to enjoy . . . Read More

Gazing Sky

ABOUT HARVARD

Personal College Journey | How I Applied to College

Looking back on the college application process, the first phrase that comes to my mind is “an absolute dumpster fire.” The only thing I could think . . . Read More

Glowing Cinema

ABOUT HARVARD

What Are Harvard Students' Favorite Movies?

Last season we gave you an insider view into the music that Harvard students actually listen to. This summer, we’ll give you a glimpse . . . Read More

Reading on Bed

ABOUT HARVARD

What's Bookin? Harvard Students' Reading Recs

Get yourself back in the swing of academics with some of these reading recommendations from our HSA managers . . . Read More

College Application Help

Harvard Team

COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP

College Essay Cliches You Should Avoid

Every year, a large population of applicants write the same overused college essays that admissions officers have seen time and time . . . Read More

Studying Outside

COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP

How to Write Your Supplemental Essays

While every school's supplementary essays are different, we’ve broken down the three most common supplementary prompts into step by step . . . Read More

Memorial Church

COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP

Financial Aid | A Harvard Student Guide

Besides the academic and extracurricular rigor of college, students must also contend with the question of how to finance their time in . . . Read More

Microphone

COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP

College Interview Questions and Answers

When applying for colleges, it is important to nail every aspect of your application, including the alumni interview . . . Read More

Team Work

COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP

How to Brainstorm For the Common App Essay

No matter what your college application looks like, nearly every school will ask for a core college essay that will be the most central part of their . . . Read More

The Yard

COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP

How to Make Your College List | Picking Schools

Before you begin crafting your college application, there is one important question that you need to address: where are you going to apply? . . . Read More

Waiting Student

COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP

Getting Off the Waitlist | How to Handle Deferrals

So you’ve opened up your application portal and clicked on your decision notification, only to find that the committee is still . . . Read More

Harvard Team

COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP

College Essay Cliches You Should Avoid

Every year, a large population of applicants write the same overused college essays that admissions officers have seen time and time . . . Read More

Studying Outside

COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP

How to Write Your Supplemental Essays

While every school's supplementary essays are different, we’ve broken down the three most common supplementary prompts into step by step . . . Read More

Memorial Church

COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP

Financial Aid | A Harvard Student Guide

Besides the academic and extracurricular rigor of college, students must also contend with the question of how to finance their time in . . . Read More

Studying SAT

COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP

What Are They Even Saying? How to Conquer SAT Vocab

You thought you’d become inured to the phenomenon, but much to your chagrin the pristine test booklet is heckling you again. You don’t . . . Read More

Bubbling Test

COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP

Do I Still Need to Take the SAT? Changes in Test Policy

A series of changes have rocked the world of standardized testing, thanks to several monumental decisions that were laid down by College . . . Read More

Waiting Student

COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP

Getting Off the Waitlist | How to Handle Deferrals

So you’ve opened up your application portal and clicked on your decision notification, only to find that the committee is still . . . Read More

Team Work

COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP

How to Brainstorm For the Common App Essay

No matter what your college application looks like, nearly every school will ask for a core college essay that will be the most central part of their . . . Read More

The Yard

COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP

How to Make Your College List | Picking Schools

Before you begin crafting your college application, there is one important question that you need to address: where are you going to apply? . . . Read More

School Advice

Students Talking

SCHOOL ADVICE

Study Tips for Different Learning Types

Not everyone learns the same way, which is why certain study methods are more effective for some than others. We’ve framed our study . . . Read More

Student Reading

SCHOOL ADVICE

Quiz-Style | What Type of Learner Are You?

Have you ever felt like you got lost in the middle of a lesson, or wondered what the best strategy was for you to learn the best? Take this short . . . Read More

Books on Desk

SCHOOL ADVICE

Make Office Hours Yours

After an exhausting day at school, the only thing you want to do is dump your backpack on the ground, kick off those shoes, and squirrel . . . Read More

Studying in Lawn Chairs

SCHOOL ADVICE

12 Keys to Success For Students

No one's perfect—we could all use some help to become better students. That's why we asked our team of Harvard students for their . . . Read More

School Supplies

SCHOOL ADVICE

Is Finding a Private Tutor Worth the Cost

The most significant advantage of taking private tutoring is that it saves you stress, time, and effort! The reality of modern-day classrooms is . . . Read More

Palm Tree

SCHOOL ADVICE

How Can I Hustle This Summer?

School's out! As the ancient adage goes, "Scream and shout!" It's been a long haul through the third semester of virtual learning . . . Read More

Biting Pencil

SCHOOL ADVICE

How to Improve on the SAT | Bubble Strategy

Because the SAT is time sensitive, any time you can save will benefit your overall strategy. If your current strategy is to bubble in answers . . . Read More

Exhausted Student

SCHOOL ADVICE

How to Study For Your AP Exams

It’s the beginning of April, so there’s over a month left before AP exams. It’s time to start thinking about preparing for your exams. What . . . Read More

Exam Hall

SCHOOL ADVICE

How to Prepare For Your Final Exams

Even at Harvard, “exam season” is the most stressful time of the year for students. All of your effort, studying, and preparation . . . Read More

Students Talking

SCHOOL ADVICE

Study Tips for Different Learning Types

Not everyone learns the same way, which is why certain study methods are more effective for some than others. We’ve framed our study . . . Read More

Student Reading

SCHOOL ADVICE

Quiz-Style | What Type of Learner Are You?

Have you ever felt like you got lost in the middle of a lesson, or wondered what the best strategy was for you to learn the best? Take this short . . . Read More

Desk With Books

SCHOOL ADVICE

Make Office Hours Yours | How to Succeed in College

After an exhausting day at school, the only thing you want to do is dump your backpack on the ground, kick off those shoes, and squirrel . . . Read More

Studying in Lawn Chairs

SCHOOL ADVICE

12 Keys to Success For Students

No one's perfect—we could all use some help to become better students. That's why we asked our team of Harvard students for their . . . Read More

School Supplies

SCHOOL ADVICE

Is Finding a Private Tutor Worth the Cost

The most significant advantage of taking private tutoring is that it saves you stress, time, and effort! The reality of modern-day classrooms is . . . Read More

Palm Tree

SCHOOL ADVICE

How Can I Hustle This Summer?

School's out! As the ancient adage goes, "Scream and shout!" It's been a long haul through the third semester of virtual learning . . . Read More

Biting Pencil

SCHOOL ADVICE

The SAT Bubble Strategy | Improve Your Score

Because the SAT is time sensitive, any time you can save will benefit your overall strategy. If your current strategy is to bubble in answers . . . Read More

Tired Student

SCHOOL ADVICE

How to Study For Your AP Exams

It’s the beginning of April, so there’s over a month left before AP exams. It’s time to start thinking about preparing for your exams. What . . . Read More

Exam Hall

SCHOOL ADVICE

How to Prepare For Your Final Exams

Even at Harvard, “exam season” is the most stressful time of the year for students. All of your effort, studying, and preparation . . . Read More

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