I've found that the most effective way to defuse test anxiety and boost scores is to coach students in a way they find appealing: with pop culture and comedy. Here are three tips if you or someone whose cell phone bill you pay is taking the SAT this spring.
The SAT Biology E/M is among the most popular Subject Tests. It's appealing for several reasons: for those students who are weaker quantitatively, biology is the least math related of the "hard sciences" and the material is also inherently engaging and accessible.
As juniors put together and review their college lists, it makes sense to talk about one of the most misunderstood parts of the college application process -- testing. Follow this advice, and all the details that drive other students crazy will fall into place for you.
In China, the children of the privileged can sail off into lives made smooth by their families, always scoring highest, getting into the best programs, and ultimately finding their way to the top leadership of the nation. Sound familiar?
ETS and the College Board do not take lightly the decision to invalidate test scores, because we understand and hear firsthand the inconvenience and frustration such decisions cause students and their families.
Stories from two coasts raised the ire, eyebrows, and I-can't-believe-its of counselors, parents and students everywhere, as news about college costs and college tests sent members of the high school Class of 2013 running into the summer sun.
Over the last year, it's been her full-time job to participate in a process that many parents push on their teens, but never truly understand. And guess what? Times have changed. This isn't your 1979 SAT experience.
Today is SAT day -- our daughter's first. It's 6:10. "I don't know where her admission ticket is. Or the pencil sharpener I bought yesterday, or all those Number Two pencils. And her passport. I put all of that stuff together on my desk. Did someone move it?"