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The results for the January SAT and the February ACT should be in your inboxes by now, and for many juniors this was the first time taking these big tests.  Not surprisingly, many feel the scores were below expectations.  So…now what? Lower than expected scores result from three general sources:  lack of preparation, test anxiety...
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Many students take advantage of AP classes in high school — as well they should, as they provide an excellent window into what a freshman college course demands and also the chance to earn valuable hours of college credit. However, to secure the credit, most colleges require either a 4 or a 5 on the...
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One of the most frequently asked questions we receive involves the timing of the taking of the SAT and ACT.  Should I take it as early as possible or wait until the end of junior year?  Should I take it often or as little as possible?  What do colleges think? Juniors take the PSAT in...
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A common question we receive from prospective clients concerns the different types of providers of test prep.  Basically, they ask what makes one different than another, and is the only bottom line factor cost? Test prep for SAT and ACT takes various forms.  The most common involves a set of classes, some set in small...
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The New York Times ran an excellent article recently about the problems applicants have begun to face with regard to social media.  All parents and students should take this article as a warning.  You may not want to shut down your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, but you should begin to filter your content. Much of the...
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One of the first big moments of the new school year occurs when parent and teacher first meet early in the first term to discuss student performance.  Your child will have some grades, some variety of work on display, and some key initial impressions with the teacher. Depending upon the teacher, you may receive nothing...
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