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By Rajkamal Rao

For your convenience, here's a running list of our most popular blog posts and published newspaper articles.

Section A. For 8th - 10th graders

  1. Common questions which confront high school families
  2. How does block class scheduling work?
  3. Preparing teenage children for summer
  4. How important is the STAAR test? 
  5. How do you prepare for AP Physics? 
  6. Have you fine-tuned your teenager's high school course roadmap?
  7. Why Advanced Placement (AP) Courses Are So Important 
  8. Is taking a dual credit course a good idea? 
  9. How to improve the strength of high school curriculum
  10. What colleges look for in high school students
  11. Is getting into TAMS a good idea?
  12. All about grades and weighted grades
  13. Frisco ISD changes Course Grade Weights
  14. Is an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma a good choice?
  15. Does a "good" school district mean your high school student will be successful?
  16. How to interpret PSAT-11 scores for National Merit Scholarships
  17. How Important Are Extracurricular Activities For High School Students?
  18. How Many Extracurricular Activities Are Good For a High School Student?
  19. College Planning Checklist for Student-Athletes (from the College Board)
  20. Should High School Students Audit a Class?
  21. Exciting summer programs for High School students

  22. About us
  23. Rajkamal Rao Bio
  24. Rajkamal Rao Articles Archive

Section B. For 11th - 12th graders
(Please also review Section A above)

  1. Common questions which confront high school families
  2. How do you prepare for the SAT/ACT?
  3. How many times should you take the SAT/ACT?
  4. The SAT takes sides against meritocracy
  5. Math and calculator tips for the SAT/ACT
  6. Are Medical School Early Assurance Programs (EAP) a good idea?
  7. The GRE reigns supreme
  8. In Texas, you now have to file the FAFSA to graduate from high school 
  9. Core Idea 2: Graduate from a 2-year college with an Associates Degree 
  10. Core Idea 3: F-1 Students! Take advantage of the One Year OPT Visa 
  11. Core Idea 4: Transfer to a 4-Year College 
  12. It's getting harder to get into colleges using ED/EA 
  13. Beginning Fall 2021, expect three major college admissions changes 
  14. US college admissions continue to become more subjective  
  15. So, you applied to UT Austin. What next?
  16. Imitation is the best form of flattery
  17. Understanding the College Pricing Ladder
  18. How useful is the Net Price Estimator?
  19. Harvard-Stanford-Duke-Georgetown-Penn - Information Session
  20. Brown-Chicago-Columbia-Cornell-Rice - Information Session
  21. How do you prepare for AP Physics? 
  22. Why Advanced Placement (AP) Courses Are So Important 
  23. Is taking a dual credit course a good idea? 
  24. How to improve the strength of high school curriculum
  25. What colleges look for in high school students
  26. Is an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma a good choice?
  27. What should we make of the college admissions scam?
  28. How to interpret PSAT-11 scores for National Merit Scholarships
  29. How generous are NMS awards?
  30. College Planning Checklist for Student-Athletes (from the College Board)
  31. How important are college rankings? 
  32. Should High School Students Audit a Class?
  33. A Primer on College Essays
  34. How do you send transcripts to colleges?
  35. How do you send recommendation letters to colleges?
  36. 2019-20 Automatic Admission - Texas Colleges and Universities 
  37. SAT Subject Tests vs. AP Exams: Which are better?
  38. Preparing for Fall 2020 online
  39. How H-1B parents with children on H-4 visas should plan for college admissions
  40. Rice University: Campus Visit Observations
  41. Stanford University: Campus Visit Observations 
  42. Texas A&M: Campus Visit Observations
  43. College Q&A In Your Community (or Living Room)!
  44. #MeToo Tips For College Bound Families
  45. Exciting summer programs for High School students 

  46. About us
  47. How we can help high school seniors get into choice colleges
  48. Rajkamal Rao Bio
  49. Rajkamal Rao Articles Archive

 



Section C. Rajkamal Rao's published articles about education
(For a full list of his columns and TV appearances, click here).

  1. The SAT takes sides against meritocracy
  2. US college admissions continue to become more subjective
  3. The GRE reigns supreme 
  4. Indian students in the US caught in a legal battle 
  5. What would we do without editors?  
  6. A corruption scandal shakes American college admissions 
  7. More American colleges go test-optional 
  8. How to write a winning statement of purpose 
  9. Studying abroad is now more business and less education 
  10. Look before you post on social media 
  11. When top institutions misuse their brands to make money 
  12. MBA courses in the US must reprogram to stay relevant 
  13. Dangers of reckless online behavior 
  14. The epidemic of self-written recommendation letters 
  15. Ban commission-based student recruiting 
  16. Banking on student loans in India
  17. Acing that application essay 
  18. How about a career in consulting? 
  19. Viewing the world from a Piper  



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