Mindset Tips to Avoid Burnout While Still Chasing Success

by: Annie Jain (Princeton ’23) Like many motivated students aspiring to do well in the United States educational system, my high school experience was rough. Within my cocoon of frantic test-taking, college prep, assignments, projects, obsessing over grades, and academic comparison in a competitive environment, I was seldom aware of the pressure cooker we wereContinue reading “Mindset Tips to Avoid Burnout While Still Chasing Success”

Pulling at the Heartstrings: Literary Techniques for Emotion in a Personal Essay

Pulling at the Heartstrings: Literary Techniques for Emotion in a Personal Essay. By: Annie Jain We’ve talked a lot about showing over telling in your essays, and a lot of you guys sending in your essays have been doing an amazing job with this as far as external imagery goes. Yet, the same HAS toContinue reading “Pulling at the Heartstrings: Literary Techniques for Emotion in a Personal Essay”

Inside the Mind of a College Applicant: A Thought Experiment (And our THREE BIGGEST TIPS)

by: Annie Jain Sometimes, it feels like there are about as many details to remember about the college applications’ process as there are grains of sand on this island beach. From transcripts, to teacher recommendations, to counselor documents, to personal statements, supplements, financial aid documents, deadlines, interviews, and the list goes on. In fact, youContinue reading “Inside the Mind of a College Applicant: A Thought Experiment (And our THREE BIGGEST TIPS)”

Applying to College as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Student

by: Annie Jain As part of community outreach efforts, Tyche Academy has been busy hosting voluntary panel presentations this week (week of 8/24) for International Baccalaureate students at Plano East Senior High, our members’ alma mater! Two of three panels have officially been completed – with over 90 students and parents reached so far andContinue reading “Applying to College as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Student”

How to write a short and sweet letter to your AO!!

Just to be clear, there is no right way of approaching this letter, especially since those applying to special programs would inevitably have to tweak the letter’s format. With that said, any sort of “template” would work well as long as you prioritize courtesy and concision.  Here’s a very rough template for the AO letterContinue reading “How to write a short and sweet letter to your AO!!”

Tyche Academy Unexpectedly Goes Viral on TikTok!

by: Annie Jain Tyche Academy, a college advising initiative started by myself, Alex, and LeAnn – two of my Plano East Senior High alumni peers – was at first meant to be relatively small and localized.  Our mission has always been to give back to our community during these unprecedented times in a two-pronged manner.Continue reading “Tyche Academy Unexpectedly Goes Viral on TikTok!”

5 Tips That Will Help You ACE Your College Apps

No doubt, applying to college is a daunting prospect, partially because this four- or five-month long task is so incredibly complex. Aside from crafting your “perfect” essays, you are constantly juggling the ordeals of securing glowing rec letters, achieving impressive test scores, maintaining stellar academic records, acing interviews, bagging scholarship and financial aid applications, asContinue reading “5 Tips That Will Help You ACE Your College Apps”

The Potentially Epic: Why You Should Film Your College Decisions

An anecdote and some insights for current applicants. By: Annie Jain Did I ever plan to video my reactions to college decisions? No. Did I ever predict what would happen when I had the camera rolling? Absolutely Not. In fact, before all was said and done, I adamantly refused to ever to press the recordContinue reading “The Potentially Epic: Why You Should Film Your College Decisions”

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