My Untraditional Prep for the SAT and ACT

My Untraditional Prep for the SAT and ACT

Being in high school, teachers and peers may tell you that the SAT and ACT require prep work before going into the tests. This can…

Is It Worth Acing APs During Senior Year?

Is It Worth Acing APs During Senior Year?

Senior year is stressful enough with college applications, all that waiting, and then making the choice that might define what trajectory your life might take…

Your Guide to the Redesigned SAT: What You Should Know

Your Guide to the Redesigned SAT: What You Should Know

When the College Board announced it was redesigning the SAT last March, the world suffered a mini implosion. News pundits lamented the test being “dumbed…

The Pros and Cons of Studying for the SAT & ACT at the Same Time

The Pros and Cons of Studying for the SAT & ACT at the Same Time

I studied for the SAT for years; my parents piled on the practice books right after my middle school graduation. I managed to get my…

Do ACT or SAT Prep Books Actually Help?

Do ACT or SAT Prep Books Actually Help?

Before I had to take the ACT my junior year of high school, teachers practically beat us over the head with strategies to use and…

College Placement Exams: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

College Placement Exams: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

So, you’ve been accepted by a university you’re interested in attending, congrats! Once you’ve been accepted, you may be asked to take a college placement…

Earning College Credit in High School: Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Dual Enrollment

Earning College Credit in High School: Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Dual Enrollment

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests are a common way for high school students to earn college credits before they are even in college. Dual…

Memorizing versus Learning: Is There a Difference?

Memorizing versus Learning: Is There a Difference?

As someone who has spent nearly his entire life in the public school system, I think that by now, I’ve become an expert at getting…

5 Best Ways to Prepare for AP Testing

5 Best Ways to Prepare for AP Testing

Preparing for upcoming AP testing can be tough and stressful, especially if you’re taking multiple AP classes. These days it seems like students are pushing…

Op-Ed: The Reality of College Honor Codes

Op-Ed: The Reality of College Honor Codes

I go to the type of college that has an honor code that strongly affects academics. Homework is often a sheet going around and we…

The SAT: What It Actually Says about the Applicant

The SAT: What It Actually Says about the Applicant

Standardized tests are supposed to measure the intellectual ability of potential incoming students to the post-secondary setting. According to the College Board’s website, over 1.6…

How I Used One Class Period and $3 to Ace an AP

How I Used One Class Period and $3 to Ace an AP

Admittedly, it’s a bit more complicated than the title suggests, but I promise all the effort I put into obtaining a 5 on the AP…

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