This is Issue #4 of our Top Tweets Tuesday series where we share the top college prep tweets we’ve come across to make planning for college just a little bit easier. Whether you’re just starting high school or you’re on your 15th campus tour this year, we hope we can offer a little insight and reassurance on your college bound journey. 

According to our friends at Admissionado, the key to making your essay stand out is to take risks, but not bad risks. Read the article to learn more about the types of risks you should avoid when trying to write an essay that isn’t boring.

Practice, practice, practice. This is key to achieving your score goal on the ACT. If you want to get an idea of how you will do on the test, schedule your own practice test at home. Convince a couple of your friends to join in and have your parents run the exam like the real thing. Use this FREE practice test, which includes some helpful tips and strategies for preparing.

If you are taking the ACT this weekend, here is a simple reminder of what you need to bring with you on test day (and what not to bring)!

We LOVE giveaways and we love sharing them with parents and students. Want to win a full year of AdmitSee, a 6-month online test prep subscription, six one-on-one personalized college tours, and $100 worth of essay feedback? If you are a high school junior or senior, all you have to do is visit the link below and enter before Wednesday September 14th! Good luck!

We recommend that students start their list of potential colleges as early as possible. But once you have a list started, how do you narrow it down to the schools where you will apply? Check out this great post from The College Board on managing and categorizing your college list.

Its that time of year when seniors are starting to stress over their college essays. So, here is another great article about taking risks with your essay to help it stand out. We love the focus on taboos/guidelines that will help you decide what to include, or what might be crossing a line.

Have a great week! See you next Tuesday!