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Trouble at the Top

Is this the end of the SAT and ACT essays? On June 1, Yale announced it was dropping the requirement that students submit an essay score from the SAT or the ACT. Now, everyone in the college admissions world is asking, “Why?” Well, one reason is obvious: Harvard did it first. These two schools have […]

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Review of ACT Academy

ACT has just released ACT Academy, which is designed to help students “master the skills they need to improve their ACT scores.” But it is actually helpful? Let’s break it down. First, the SAT and the ACT have quite the reputation. There is a pretty sizeable, and not completely unfounded, belief that these standardized tests […]

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How to Prepare for AP Chemistry Exam – All Year Long

AP Chemistry is known for being a difficult class in school—and a difficult test! However, if you’re taking AP Chemistry, you’ve already proven yourself to be a bright student and highly capable of studying complex topics. And while I wish I could tell you there was a quick and easy way to ace the test […]