Superscoring: Which Schools Do It, and What Does It Mean for You?

Superscoring: Which Schools Do It, and What Does It Mean for You?   I still vividly remember a conversation I had with my high school guidance counselor junior year (a decade ago!) after receiving my SAT score. I knocked the Reading and Writing sections out of the park, but my Math score was only so-so…

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Tips & Tricks For Staying Productive at Home

10 Tips & Tricks For Staying Productive at Home I’m pretty sure every student knows the feeling. You have a busy, productive day at school, and you head home with a full to-do list and the best of intentions. You’ll put on your comfiest clothes, settle in at your desk, and study until dinner. Then,…

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End Teacher-Blaming: How (and Why) You Should Avoid It

End Teacher-Blaming: How (and Why) You Should Avoid It . I can still remember the indignation that burned in my chest when my teacher marked something wrong on my exam, despite giving us that information in a lecture. I knew I was right – it was right there in my notes from two weeks prior.…

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Grammar Rules You Should Know by Heart Before Taking the ACT: Part I

Grammar Rules You Should Know by Heart Before Taking the ACT: Part I   I freaking loved the English section of the ACT. I loved the English portion of any standardized test, because it was the section that just made sense to me. Those “Choose the sentence with the correct grammar” questions were my jam.…

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Understanding Yield in College Admissions Decisions

Understanding Yield in College Admissions Decisions The statistics for the incoming college class of 2022 are wild. Colleges all over the country reported record-low admissions rates, and many simultaneously reported record-high application numbers. However, with the increase in college applications over the past few years, college admissions counselors have another number on their minds: yield.…

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The Memorization Trick That’ll Help You Get Straight As

The Memorization Trick That’ll Help You Get Straight As Throughout high school and college, I used every memorization trick in the book to remember content for classes. I used flashcards, mnemonic devices, weird color-coding strategies…. seriously, I tried just about everything. For the most part, I was successful! However, it didn’t come easily. I spent…

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WordPress Resources at SiteGround

WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their WP websites: Expert WordPress Hosting SiteGround provides superior WordPress hosting focused on speed, security and customer…

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Five Ways to Impress Your Teacher on the First Day of School

5 Ways to Impress Your Teacher On the First Day of School Whether you want to admit it or not, first impressions are extremely important. In the first few seconds and minutes after meeting someone, we’ve already started deciding who we think that person is. Are they kind? Shady? Loud? Dull? Smart? Even the most…

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Surviving Empty Nest Syndrome

Surviving Empty Nest Syndrome   Though it may seem like summer just began, August is officially here (!) which means it’s time to start planning for back-to-school. For students, this means buying textbooks and getting class schedules. For parents with children leaving for college… this means bracing for “empty nest syndrome.” If you’re rolling your…

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