Prep Pointers

Every year, high school juniors across the country take the SAT or ACT for college entrance.  Many have been preparing for this test for months. To help prep for the test, there are two things that will help focus your study time and raise your scores: Focus more on your weaknesses than your strengths. Which…

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Prep Course Tips from a Senior Who Knows

SAT. ACT. Those three little letters can bring up so many emotions. How can three letters hold so much power? The score you receive on these tests could set the framework for your future, and where you will go in life. Sounds scary, right? Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be. Last year, I was…

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Study (De-)Stress

Finals season is here, and so is the stress that comes with studying for them! But don’t worry, there’s no need to freak out over finals. In fact, here are some ways to get rid of your stress and go into your exams with confidence! Make a list of all the exams and things you…

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Conference Questions

It’s that time of year for Parent-Teacher Conferences, and some parents may be wondering exactly how they should handle them. You want to know how your child is doing, but you’re worried the teacher may reveal the worst. Here are a few questions you can ask your child, the teacher, and yourself to help the…

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Making Meaning

For most parents, they understand how important reading is for children, especially at a young age. As they grow older though, it can be more difficult to gauge whether they understand the meaning of what they are reading. Here are a few ways you as a parent can help you child find meaning in what they…

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Saving Scores

When students take the ACT, they have the option to send their scores to up to four colleges where they are looking at applying. This is a free option during registration for the ACT, however, you might want to hold off on sending those scores right away. Here’s why: Each time a student takes the…

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Essay Prompts ’16-’17

The website The Common Application has announced its personal statement essay prompts for the 2016-2017 year. This website allows students to apply to over 600 colleges and universities around the world with one application form. While the form may be the same, the essay questions change from year to year. The essay prompts are designed to…

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