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Posts filed under: College Admission

I gave my eight year-old daughter a practice problem from a critical reading practice section of an SAT out of morbid curiosity. It was a vocab in context question, which she promptly answered correctly in under a minute. I bring...
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Samantha Roberts, who lives in Brooklyn, NY, is the second of five siblings, and aspires to be an entrepreneur in her future career. In her junior year of high school, she took three AP classes while simultaneously participating in a...
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Essential Parenting Tasks for a Healthy College Transition I’ve written previously in this column that every college freshman has mental health needs. While your role as a parent is changing during this period, too, it isn’t ending. There are crucial...
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Alliance Tutoring is offering a summer scholarship of eight weeks to one African American student, granting free access to the considerable academic resources available through Alliance Tutoring, for those selected without the means to obtain this assistance on their own....
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First Choice: Peterson’s SAT Prep Book 2020 Series: Peterson’s SAT Prep Guide Paperback: 840 pages Publisher: Peterson’s; 20 edition (April 28, 2020) Language: English ISBN-10: 0768944007 ISBN-13: 978-0768944006 Second Choice: SAT Prep Black Book (CONTAINS SUBJECT TEST PREP, TOO) Paperback: 576 pages Publisher: ACT Prep Books; 2 edition...
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Like many others I’d imagine, I’ve been watching the recent protests with much compassion. Coming from a background of white privilege, I don’t feel like I can say much about it, so I will leave it at this: the BLM...
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Did you know that 90% if all student errors occur on the same ten grammatical and stylistic errors? The difference between good writers and sloppy ones is that the good ones take the time to learn these simple fixes and...
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In a move that strains credulity, California’s state universities are suspending the SAT and ACT testing requirements for its state schools for the next four years. It’s a move that’s not entirely unexpected given its two-year research initiative researching predictive...
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Anecdote to set up the big moment: Okay, I’m going to go ahead and date myself here. (I’m bald, so there’s really no hiding my age, anyway, especially in the summer, but I digress.) Let me educate you on the...
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According to report put out by the ACT, a college testing agency, the national average in the United States for college freshman retention rate in 65.7%.  That means that roughly one third of college freshman in American colleges will not...
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