February 8, 2017

Reading to Improve Your ACT/SAT Test Scores

I recently had a conversation with a friend, who was telling me excitedly about a great first date she had. After eating dinner, my friend and her date browsed in a bookstore and connected over authors they both loved. “It […]
February 10, 2016

The Mind and College Admissions

“All things are ready, if our minds be so.” – Henry V (IV.iii) I sat with one of my students on Saturday as he remarked that college applications feel like a great behemoth to be defeated. It’s Spring Term, and […]
January 21, 2016

Preparing for College Admissions as a junior

About this time of year, many grade 11 students and parents begin thinking about the upcoming college application process. As a junior, the path ahead may feel daunting, but there are a few things you can do now that will […]
May 17, 2013

How to Write a Great Personal Statement

Well, it’s application season again (it kind of always is), so we at Spark Prep thought we’d do a series of posts on how to write a stellar personal statement. In this first installment we’ll talk about the context of […]