7 Tips to Getting Into Your Dream University That Are Often Left Unsaid.

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1) Be careful who you ask for a recommendation letter.

2) Extracurriculars are unlikely to compensate for poor grades.

  • Studying is a habit. Make sure you study every day and schedule your studying time.
  • Find efficient ways to study. Copying your textbooks is very unlikely to help. If you study well through writing, paraphrasing the most important information is a better alternative.
  • Make all the past exam papers you can find. It’s often the best preparation for your actual exam. Through this method, I once received a perfect score on a test without actually buying the book!
  • Studying in a group can be very helpful, but make sure that you and your partners’ objectives are aligned.

3) Be genuine.

4) Take a long time to write your essay and personal statement.

5) If you decide to work, make sure it adds value.

6) Stellar test scores and a high GPA only help until a certain degree.

7) Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

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MSc Development Economics @ LSE. I’m a high-achieving graduate student who writes about productivity, university admissions, and financially smart collecting.

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MSc Development Economics @ LSE. I’m a high-achieving graduate student who writes about productivity, university admissions, and financially smart collecting.

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