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Helping Students Transition from High School to College

As we enter August and summer winds to an end, the time comes for many students to head to college for the first time. Obviously, this is a big transition and the first time most kids live away from home – and the watchful eye of their parents! While there are individual considerations for each… Continue reading

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New August Test Date for SAT

Newly released this year is an exciting new test date for the SAT test. For the first time in over 40 years, students will have the opportunity to take this test during the summer. The test date for 2017 is set at August 26, 2017 with July registration deadlines. Benefits of Taking the SAT in August… Continue reading

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7 Habits of Ineffective Students

We all develop habits in life. Some of these habits put us on a trajectory towards success, and other habits put us on a trajectory towards stress, burn out, and poor grades.  The start of the school year is the time to make good decisions and develop good habits. Think of the decisions at the… Continue reading

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Reasons to Take the SAT Subject Exams, Even if the School’s You’re Applying for Don’t Require Them

For a lot of students, skipping the SAT subject exams seems like an easy choice. You’re busy, you’re burnt out, and you’re tired of taking standardized tests. Plus, you don’t have to take them, right? So, why bother? Turns out there are plenty of reasons for you to take the SAT subject exams, even if… Continue reading

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Tips for Tackling the Biology Subject Test

(1)         The test is 60 minutes, 80 questions and is scored on a 200-800 point scale.  You receive plus one point for a correct answer, zero points for a blank, and minus ¼ a point for each incorrect answer. (2)         The Biology Subject Test covers cell and molecular biology, ecology, classical genetics, organismal biology, and… Continue reading

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The Basics of Writing Well – Part 2

Good writing does not come from complicated word choice or dazzling literary technique. Simple and precise writing with rich, original examples will excite your audience and entice them to come back for more. The ability to write simply is the a common trait that all of our favorite writers share. The following tips will help… Continue reading

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