How to Discuss Standardized Test Scores

How to Discuss Standardized Test Scores

Discussing standardized test scores can often be a tricky situation. Regardless of the score you receive, there’s nothing wrong with deciding you don’t want to…

Comparing Standardized Test Prep Companies

Comparing Standardized Test Prep Companies

It’s that time of year again. You may be thinking spring but what I really mean is standardized test prep season. The SAT, ACT, and…

Making the Grade: The Last 5% to an A+

Making the Grade: The Last 5% to an A+

I often strive for perfection. Who doesn’t? After all, getting a 100% on a test is always a heartwarming experience. Yet that last 5% is often…

A Guide to Coping with an Unsatisfactory SAT Score

A Guide to Coping with an Unsatisfactory SAT Score

It’s been six weeks since you took the SAT. You start to get anxious about your results. You’re optimistic — Maybe this will be the…

4 Tips for Taking the SAT as a High School Freshman

4 Tips for Taking the SAT as a High School Freshman

Most students start taking their SATs junior year of high school – but others like to get a head start. Taking the SAT as a…

What Even Makes a Test “Standardized”?

What Even Makes a Test “Standardized”?

By now everyone knows that all applicants need to take the SAT or the ACT to be admitted to college, with the exception of a…

A Letter to My Past Self About Standardized Tests

A Letter to My Past Self About Standardized Tests

Now that I am in college and am removed from the almost ritualistic nature of standardized tests, I have been able to look back on and…

Should You Do the Duke TIP Program?

Should You Do the Duke TIP Program?

From the start of middle school, Duke TIP pamphlets and postcards began arriving at my house. It seemed like this vague educational program that was…

4 Mistakes I Made While Applying to College

4 Mistakes I Made While Applying to College

I had what most would consider a pretty successful college application process. I started early, did a ton of research, and put a lot of…

9 SAT Testing Disasters (& How to Solve Them)

9 SAT Testing Disasters (& How to Solve Them)

Anyone who’s preparing to go to college or has gone has probably thought about all the possible things that can go wrong during testing. I…

3 Test Prep Options for Preparing for the SAT/ACT

3 Test Prep Options for Preparing for the SAT/ACT

Standardized testing can be one of the most daunting tasks of junior year, or any year of high school for that matter. And with this…

The Perks of Reading

The Perks of Reading

I’m not going to lie, I judge someone a tiny bit if he or she answers the question “Do you like reading?” with a prompt,…

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