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5 Ways Tech Can Help You Prepare for the SATs
5 Ways Tech Can Help You Prepare for the SATs
by Erin Riskey October 2018

We know that technology has seemingly endless capabilities, but have you thought about how it can help you get ready for important standardized tests? Read on to explore five ways tech can help you prepare for the SATs.

What to Do if Your SAT Score is Lower Than Expected
What to Do if Your SAT Score is Lower Than Expected
by Erin Riskey September 2018

In the game of life, sometimes things don't go as expected—and that's okay. If you took the SAT, received a lower score than anticipated and aren't sure where to turn, the tips in this post can provide some guidance.

4 Signs Your Child Should Take AP Courses
4 Signs Your Child Should Take AP Courses
by Michelle Baumgartner September 2018

Participating in the Advanced Placement program requires a serious commitment. Although the courses and exams can yield numerous advantages for college-bound students, not every teen will benefit from the program. So how can you know if your child should take AP courses?

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Maximize Your Time By Using Your Phone to Study for Finals
Maximize Your Time By Using Your Phone to Study for Finals
by Erin Riskey May 2018

Studying for finals can be a time-consuming task that typically requires a lot of attention and discipline on your part. Keep reading to learn how you can get the most out of your time by using your phone to study for finals.

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What to Do if You're Behind Studying for Finals
What to Do if You're Behind Studying for Finals
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant May 2018

Finals week may be an inevitable part of the semester, but it still routinely causes stress, anxiety and sleepless nights. Read on for some tips that can help you improve your mental and physical game and maximize what's left of your study time before finals.

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Everything You Need to Know About AP Tests: Deadlines, Scoring Policies & More
Everything You Need to Know About AP Tests: Deadlines, Scoring Policies & More
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant November 2018

AP tests can earn you college credit and look great on your transcript, but they also require preparation and can cause stress. Read on to learn about deadlines, scoring policies and other AP test details so you can focus on studying and earning the best score possible on your exam!

How to Study for AP Tests
How to Study for AP Tests
by Erin Riskey December 2018

With AP test dates quickly approaching, you might be wondering how to study and prepare yourself for these important exams. Are there specific things you can do? In this post, we'll take a look at some handy tips that can help you get the most out of your study sessions for the upcoming AP tests.

Taking the SAT/ACT? Don't Forget These 5 Items on Test Day
Taking the SAT/ACT? Don't Forget These 5 Items on Test Day
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant March 2018

Sometimes, you may spend so much time worrying about an exam that you forget to think about what you'll need on test day. For exams like the ACT and SAT, certain items won't just help you do your best, some are required to enter the testing room! Read on to learn about the items you won't want to forget on test day.

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The Importance of Being Healthy During Exams
The Importance of Being Healthy During Exams
by Michelle Baumgartner March 2018

Getting sick or overly stressed during exams can undermine your efforts on these important tests. The same good habits that lessen your chances of succumbing to illness can also keep your stress levels under control. Discover why it's important to be healthy during exams, and how to stay that way.

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Should You Retake the SAT?
Should You Retake the SAT?
by Michelle Baumgartner March 2018

Your SAT scores influence both college admissions decisions and merit-based financial aid awards. Although you worked hard to prepare for this intense exam, your current SAT scores may not quite make the mark. Consider these factors as you decide if retaking the SAT is worth the effort.

How to Hack Your Memory to Ace Tests
How to Hack Your Memory to Ace Tests
by Rachel Tustin March 2018

Want to ace your tests? You have to first understand how memory works in the brain. Once you have that knowledge, you can hone your student methods so that you hack your memory anytime you need to during a test!

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