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5 Reasons to Start AP Prep Now

Common sense will tell us that cramming just isn’t smart. If students try to overwhelm themselves with information the night before a big exam, chances are they are much more likely to forget information rather than retain information. While students should prepare wisely for the short-term, the same goes for their long-term goals. Parents and… Continue reading

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Three Tips to Ace Your Final Exams

Getting ready for finals does not need to be the anxiety-inducing, painful process that so many of us make it out to be.  Being a great test-taker is about learning how to maximize your time, so start planning now!  Just a little bit of extra preparation will help you learn and retain more for test… Continue reading

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Bodybuilding, SAT Essay-Style

Ever feel, when you’re writing an SAT essay, that you don’t have enough detail in your body paragraphs and that they’re too short? Or that you have too much detail and that you’re rambling? Or, basically, that you just don’t have any idea what should actually go in a body paragraph? Writing effective body paragraphs… Continue reading

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Breaking Down the AP Chemistry Test

Even if you are taking an Advanced Placement test in your best subject, the test itself can be challenging. These are not your normal high school tests! Because students can receive college credit for a passing score on an AP exam, these exams are going to test you at a college level and in a… Continue reading

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An Introduction to Advanced Placement Tests

Adjusting to the fast pace of Advanced Placement curriculum can quickly overwhelm even the strongest student. But, why exactly do AP classes and exams require so much work? Two reasons: 1) Advanced placement exams are hard, 2) Advanced placement exams are content-driven. Advanced placement exams are hard. The questions are challenging. They are testing you… Continue reading

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Planning Your College Admissions Tests Timeline

Standardized Testing Timeline PSAT, PLAN, SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, AP exams—why are there so many tests? Who is trying to torture me? I just want to go to college! Navigating the college admissions process is tricky, in large part because of all these standardized tests. The key to not getting overwhelmed is to understand… Continue reading

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Choosing a College Major – Part II

We have compiled a list of the most popular college majors, which can help as a starting point in your college major research. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the most popular college majors are: 1. Business – Common focuses include accounting, management, finance, marketing, and human resources. 2. Education – There are currently… Continue reading

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Choosing a College Major – Part I

Choosing your college major is no small decision. This choice will influence the course of your college career and potentially the rest your life! Many students change majors multiple times during their college career. This indecisiveness can be costly, not just financially, but academically, emotionally, and socially. A little research goes a long way and… Continue reading

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A Student’s Guide to Debate

Debating skills are necessary for academic success for any topic. In order to be convincing, whether it is debating the merits of a shorter work day or the impact of school uniforms, students must understand the basic components of logic and effective communication. The following guidelines highlight the essential elements of orally arguing a point… Continue reading

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When should I take the PSAT?

The PSAT is offered only once per year, in October. Deciding when to sign up really boils down to what year a student should take the test. Is it better to take the PSAT in one’s sophomore year or junior year? The answer is both. Here’s why: The PSAT does not directly factor into college… Continue reading

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