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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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Tackling the SAT Math Subject Tests

WHY YOU MIGHT TAKE A SAT MATH SUBJECT TEST Since teachers and schools grade differently, the SAT Subject Tests provide colleges with a standardized assessment of a student’s knowledge in a particular subject area. Many colleges require two or three SAT Subject Tests for admission—visiting prospective college websites to research admissions requirements will help you plan […]

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Managing Exam-Related Stress

“Truly being ready means understanding what could go wrong— and having a plan to deal with it.” – Col. Chris Hadfield When dealing with acute fears, such as those emanating from exams which cause anxiety, I immediately think about professionals who deal with the most extreme fears I can think of: astronauts. In his book, […]