Browsing articles tagged with " SAT Prep"
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 [...]

Jan
23
2011

Top 10 List of What College Admissions Officers are Looking For

Guest Post by Erika Coplon Now that the fall semester has come to a close, it’s the ideal time for juniors and their families to map out a game plan for the college search and admissions process.  With Early Decision programs on the rise, the need is greater than ever to start early and carefully research …Related Posts:Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to Succeed in an Online SchoolClassroomtalk: College Roomate Guide8 Tips [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Aug
16
2009

SAT Prep on a shoestring budget

My high school sophomore bombed the PSAT. With this economy I can’t afford those fancy test prep classes. How can I help my teenager score higher on the SAT without spending a lot of money? What many parents don’t realize is that you have a huge resource at home, YOURSELF!  I’ve seen parents help bring up …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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