Tag - studying

AP Awareness

If you are a junior or senior in high school, you may be taking an Advanced Placement (AP) class in hopes of getting some college credit. These classes are a terrific way to get ahead in college, but not just because of the possibility of skipping a freshman level class or two. The skills...

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...

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...

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...

ACT Anticipation

The ACT is coming up within the next 24-48 hours. Your child has studied hard (or maybe not at all). It's the point of no return. What can you, as a parent, do to help them make the most of the last few days before the ACT test? Here are a few ideas:Stay Positive. Just...

Math: Misery to Manageable

For most people, math was not their favorite subject in school (unless of course you are a mathematician, in which case, never mind). In fact, the Associated Press did a study in 2005 regarding adults and their view of the subject. 37% of those adults said they "hated" math while in school, and more...

Interpreting SAT Scores

For many in the Midwest and the Fox Valley Area here in Illinois, the SAT is a new concept. Most high schools have used the ACT for years, but now that school boards are switching over to the SAT starting as early as next school year, more students are starting to jump on the...

Finals: Finish Fabulously

Finals are just around the corner for students, and before we know it, another school year will be over. This may come as a relief to some students, but before summer snoozing can begin, you have to get through finals. How can you ensure that you finish the year with a bang? Well here...

Meet Your Tutors: Bethany

We are back with another round of "Meet your Tutors!" This time, we talked with Bethany, one of our English and Reading tutors here at Learning Ascent.Here's what she had to say:What area of study do you specialize in here at LA?I specialize in English, Language Arts, Reading, Writing for kindergarten to college.  I...

Sleep to Success

For most students, getting enough sleep is as difficult as getting all their homework done. While we at Learning Ascent can help with the homework, it is up to you and your teen to make sure they get the recommended 9-9.5 hours of sleep each night. Here are a few tips to make this...