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With a heavy heart, Mackler Associates has the somber task of announcing the passing of our company founder, Leona Mackler, Ph.D.  Over the last year, Dr. Mackler faced a confluence of medical issues with her characteristic determination, grit, and sardonic humor.  She remained feisty and optimistic until the end.   From her early days in...
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The perpetual temptation of summer in the eyes of a student is to stay up late—and wake up late. That is understandable after being on such a repetitive and tiring school schedule for a good majority of the year, but it’s really important to keep good routines going so they’re not as hard to get...
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According to graduates, college is harder to get into today than it was twenty years ago. Fortunately, today there are significantly more options available for students to improve their chances of being accepted to colleges and universities than ever before. Battling Resistance This isn’t something that any student wants to hear—especially during summer break. However,...
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While a good portion of knowledge gained during a fun round of trivia doesn’t always help in class, it does flex the critical thinking muscles (namely your brain). Trivia is a fun game which engages the whole family, and you can easily find a restaurant in St. Louis that hosts a trivia night any night of...
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Perpetual relaxation, video games, vacations, and parties are often the topic of conversation for things to do during the summer. And justifiably so! Final exams, projects, and standardized tests have just finished, and educational responsibilities are paused for a well-deserved three-month break. While it is incredibly important to relax and enter the upcoming school year fresh...
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We can all feel it: the sunshine, the coming heat, and the presence of kids around the house during the day. That means that the summer months are finally upon us. While it’s important to allow your children to enjoy their lengthy summer vacation, it’s equally important to find ways to keep them engaged academically. It can be tough to jump...
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We all know that the end of the school year can be taxing for students, teachers and parents. As a member of the education community, we identify with the stresses that come along with preparing for end of year exams and the feeling of exhaustion that comes along with it. Between writing the exams, preparing your...
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In the last several posts on our page we have been investing a lot of efforts into highlighting the noteworthy Opt Out Movement that has been sweeping certain parts of the nation. This map indicates the (only willingly submitted) number of “opt-outs” this year for several types of non-college admission standardized tests. A lot of our coverage has been...
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Here’s a list of materials that you’ll want to be sure you have prepared the night before so you don’t have to scramble for them in the morning: Printed copy of your registration ticket Acceptable photo ID Two No. 2 pencils An eraser A pencil sharpener A calculator A wristwatch (to monitor how much time you have...
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Both the ACT and SAT are standardized tests which students study and prepare
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