Browsing articles in "SAT Prep"
Jul
2
2012

Apps that Help Kids with GSP

Guest Post By:  Kate Croston Grammar spelling, and punctuation (more commonly referred to as GSP) are quickly becoming extinct in today’s world of texting, tweeting, and all around internet shorthand that focuses on getting a message across with as few characters as possible. However that doesn’t mean that we need to stop teaching kids about GSP, it just means we …Related Posts:Phonics vs. Sight WordsAll About Learning Sight WordsHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers [...]

Oct
25
2011

SAT Strategies

SAT Strategy and my Aunt Sadie Guest Post By Jeff Beers Usually, when we talk about SAT prep, we’re helping you to understand academic material and picking apart example questions.  And that work is essential to your success.  But what if we told you that there was one SAT strategy that is not about your algebra skills …Related Posts:Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to Succeed in an Online SchoolCollege Entrance Exams: Raising [...]

Sep
10
2011

How to Study Vocabulary and Ace Standardized Tests

Guest Post by: Miriam Holt  If your student is preparing for a standardized test like the SAT or GRE and needs to expand his or her vocabulary, your primary goal should be to develop in your student an automatic, reflexive response to seeing an unfamiliar word: first, your student should guess its meaning (from roots and …Related Posts:Common SAT Errors Students Make (and How to Avoid Them)Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to [...]

Mar
12
2011

How to Visit a College Campus

Guest Post By: Erika Coplon Visiting college campuses is a key step in finding the school that is the best match for your teen.  Nothing can compare to walking on a campus, sitting in a classroom, meeting with professors, and talking to students about their particular experiences.  In order to maximize your time spent on campus, …Related Posts:Top 10 List of What College Admissions Officers are Looking ForDos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow [...]

Dec
26
2010

Common SAT Errors Students Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Guest Post By Miriam Holt, Academic Advisor Math Answering a question that the problem didn’t ask This error is extremely common because the SAT often asks students to find values that are tangentially related to what a normal person would expect the answer to be,*and* the expected answer is nearly always included as one of the answer choices.  …Related Posts:How to Study Vocabulary and Ace Standardized TestsDos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to [...]

Oct
28
2010

One Way to Save $50,000 a Year in College Costs

Parents of high school students can save thousands of dollars in college costs if their child takes AP (advanced placement) courses in high school. If your child has the ability to take an AP class and pass the national subject area AP exam, they should go for it. Besides the fact that colleges …Related Posts:Radio Interview with Maggie:How to Save up to $50,000 in College CostsTop 10 List of What College Admissions Officers are Looking [...]

Sep
22
2009

College Prep for a High School Junior

My daughter is a high school junior and attends a large public high school. She is a good student but I’m worried that with only two guidance counselors for the whole school, she won’t get the help she needs applying to college. How can I help her? You have asked a great question at a perfect …Related Posts:Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to Succeed in an Online School8 Tips Every H.S. Graduate [...]

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