Summer Workbook 2024

Exams are around the corner, but summer holidays are too! I’m sure all you want to do is relax during the break, so take the first couple of weeks to sleep, binge watch your favourite shows or (and!) game all day long.However, we insist that you use the summer optimally.Our Summer Workbook 2024 brings you […]

How To Choose Your IGCSE Subjects

Uncle Ben famously told Peter, “with great power comes great responsibility.” This may be the first time IGCSE students have the opportunity to drop subjects like one of the sciences and to discover new topics like economics. While that may seem like a blessing, it is important to make informed decisions.  Here are 8 tips […]

5 Tips To Stand Out On The Common App Activities Section

  The Activities section on the Common App may appear to be a simple listing of a student’s 10 extra-curricular activities. However, if tackled strategically, it provides a great opportunity to showcase breadth, depth and impact, beyond what is demonstrated in your essays. For instance, which of the following leaves an immediate impression? Founder, School Math […]

Touring Universities? Here’s Your Campus Visit Checklist

Visiting the campus will give you a real sense of the atmosphere, the academic programs, fellow students, faculty, student life, the local area, and much more. As you walk down the corridors of your selected Universities, you will get an intuitive clarity about your choices and whether or not you feel at home in this […]

5 Tips To Help Your Child Prepare For First Year Of College

The first year at college is a learning curve for parents as well as the students. Here are five tips on what you can do over the next few months, before your child moves away, to help them transition to university life.   Money management For most kids, this will be the first time they […]

10 Fundamental Extracurriculars for Summer 2023

Summers are usually the largest breaks that students get during their academic year. Hence, it is imperative to plan them carefully to maximise effectiveness and balance learning with fun. At Open Canvas, we prioritise your interests to suggest fun ways to optimise your summer! Our Summer Workbook 2023 brings you 10 fundamental extracurriculars that will […]

10 Tips To Ace Your Admission Interview

Interviewers are looking for well-rounded and right fit candidates, who showcase more than just academic excellence. They’re looking to establish whether you’re committed to, and prepared for your goals. Here are 10 Do’s to help you make the most of your interview: 1) Do your research. Do your homework. You will be asked questions on […]

Types of Admission Responses From Colleges

The application process is in full swing and with admission responses from colleges beginning to trickle in, let us help you decipher the four potential outcomes you can expect. 1) You are Accepted – Congratulations! Once all your acceptance letters are in, review the offers carefully and take your time to decide the best offer. […]

5 Tips for a winning Letter of Recommendation

A well-written Letter of Recommendation (LOR) highlights your potential as a candidate and is vital to impressing admission officials. A good LOR offers a comprehensive insight into you as an individual and your various capabilities and inclinations in your subject area as well as competence beyond academics. Here are five tips to keep in mind […]

10 Steps To Choosing The Right College

With application deadlines around the corner – starting as early as October – it’s time you’ve a list of colleges that are right for you, in hand. If you’re choosing a college based on rankings alone, think again. You need to evaluate other criteria too, and identify which ones are a priority for you. Here […]

Resume 101: Don’t make these mistakes!

You’ve taken days to put together your resume, but did you know you’ve just about a minute to make a winning first impression? Here are the top 5 mistakes to avoid when crafting your resume! 1. Loud and bad formatting Skip the loud, graphics-heavy layouts and stay simple: use consistent formatting with fonts and font […]

Thinking of MBA, abroad? Make the School You Want, Want You 

Your profile is your best chance when it comes to admissions at coveted international schools. And if you’re wondering how to get a top institution to choose you, here are 5 tips you can follow to build a winning profile. Stand out from the other bricks in the wall What’s your USP? For an admissions […]

College Packing Checklist 2022

For all students (and their worrying parents!) travelling to universities abroad, Open Canvas has curated a comprehensive checklist to make your transition less formidable. We wish you all the best as you embark on your education journey! To download and print the entire packing checklist, click here: College Packing Checklist

Want to Study Abroad? Befriend Books This Summer

For highschoolers looking at applying to top global universities, reading books is college 101. Most top global universities look for students who are passionate about learning, and who are curious enough to take the initiative and challenge themselves intellectually. Reading books helps hone your critical and analytical thinking skills, expand your vocabulary and develop higher […]

They Want To Know What You Did, This Summer

It’s that time of the year… the one you’ve been waiting for. Summer is the right time for maximizing your relaxation / fun quotient, social life and best of all, your profile. Before you moan and groan about just having emerged from tackling the never-ending battlefield of grades and exams, we’d like to quote the […]

How To Identify An Appropriate Online Course

Google an online course and you are bombarded with pages and pages of options.  What should you choose? How do you know that’s the best class for you?  Here are 4 tips to help you narrow down your options: 1. Identify What You Want To Learn & Why.  The subjects are endless, so sit back […]

Once Accepted, How To Choose The Right Fit College

A (good) dilemma our current students are facing is how to decide between different colleges. Rankings alone should not be the determinant. Here are our top 5 suggestions on how to choose the right fit. Please do leave a comment if you have any other tips: 1. Curriculum.  Is the curriculum and teaching aligning with […]

Study Strategies For Students

Dear Student, please remember, as you prepare for your upcoming exams and demanding submissions, there are ways to be more effective and efficient with your study time. Here goes: 1. Know the Scope. Do your Homework! Before you start studying, know what topics you need to cover, how long each subject area will approximately take, […]

Summer Ideas

Dear Students, Summer is here and we know you want to “chill,” at least that’s what our students say. However, in addition to binging on shows, food and games, chalk out some time for your interests and hobbies. Here are 15 summer ideas that will boost your holidays and help you discover yourself: 1. Get […]

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