How to revise for O and A levels with less than 2 months left: Tips from a 4 A* student.

trThere’s very little time left. You haven’t studied much or at all in the last 5-6 months. Preparation for the upcoming Cambridge/Edexcel/IAL examinations is terrible. You think all is lost… But wait, what’s that? Look up in the sky…it’s a bird, it’s a plane…nope! It’s Fahad Dewan with another blog to drag you out of…

Financial Aid 101: The 3 “needs”!

What sets colleges (universities) in the United States of America apart from those in other countries is that many of them provide both need-based and merit-based financial aid for international students like you and me. While merit-based aid can be thought of as a “scholarship”, need-based aid tends to depend solely on your/your family’s ability to…

What subjects you should take in your O and A levels – An atypical perspective.

As soon as we finish our grade-8 final exams, we are faced with the all-important task of choosing our subjects for O-levels. Soon after we finish our O-levels, usually comprising of 6–9 subjects, we need to make another crucial decision of narrowing those numbers down to 3–4 for our A levels. It is not unusual…

Why Liberal Arts Colleges Should Be In Your List

For majority of Bangladeshi students, and other Asian students, studying in elite research universities (also known as national universities) like M.I.T, Duke, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia etc. is the dream; And why not? These universities have extremely large campuses, variety of schools, offer a wide range of programs and often are involved in cutting-edge research in…

Extra Curricular Activities — Certificates Don’t Matter

What is an ECA? ANY productive activity can be considered extracurricular as long as it is NOT directly related to your syllabus. Believe it or not, cleaning the streets or fundraising are NOT the only ECAs that count. A representative from Brown University once said that even you have a family responsibility such as helping…