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College Admissions: Top 5 Mistakes Parents Make

Khanh Ho | Posted 10.01.2014 | College
Khanh Ho

The Fall College Application Season has arrived. And kids are showing up on college campuses nationwide, dressed in their finest duds, scouting out the hallowed halls of the ivory tower.

Why, When and How to Choose Between the SAT and ACT

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 09.02.2014 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

At the beginning of your work on the college admissions tests, the first thing you should do is an experiment. Take an official practice test of both the SAT and the ACT in order to choose one to focus on. The more experience you have with a test -- either test -- the better you will master it.

College Will Be a Blast, Just Say Yes!

David Kanegis | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
David Kanegis

You are about to embark upon one of the great journeys of your life. There will be obstacles, hurdles and perhaps some bumps. But there will also be independence, freedom, empowerment and the opportunity to experience life in a new way.

Joy Resmovits

Fewer Than Half Of American Students Are Ready For College

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.20.2014 | Black Voices

As American students return to classes in a public education system projected to be majority minority for the first time this fall, new test scores pr...

ACT? SAT? Subject Tests? No Tests? Holy Moly! Who Is Requiring What These Days?

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.11.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

No college requires applicants to take both the SAT and ACT. Whether you need to take Subject Tests is a little more complicated; see below for the answer to that question.

Workplace Guru Can Tell You How to Land a Job from What You Take in Your Coffee

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Do you think you knew all the basic human resources questions hiring companies like to ask? What are your strengths? Weaknesses? HR 101, I call them. Familiar?

First Public University Scraps SAT Requirement For New Students

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | College

July 29 (Reuters) - Philadelphia's Temple University said on Tuesday it will no longer require prospective students to submit a standardized test sc...

My $900 Lesson In Mindfulness

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 09.22.2014 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

What if the spill and its respective price tag were like pulling off a BandAid: quick and stings a little, but sufficient to remove a layer of armor I had built between myself and... well, in this case, myself?

What Do We Know About the New SAT?

Alex Mallory | Posted 09.06.2014 | Education
Alex Mallory

There is a perception that we don't yet know much about the redesigned SAT. This notion persists because the College Board has chosen to release information in a less than straightforward manner, burying hard fact within vague jargon about measures of "college readiness."

4 Steps to Avoiding the Summer Slump

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

Summer vacation obviously provides you with a major opportunity to make progress in SAT/ACT test prep. Without the daily pressures of school, you have much more energy to devote to sharpening your skills. But, as Eleanor Roosevelt said, "With freedom comes responsibility."

The New SAT: A Pedagogically Effective Test?

Dorit Sasson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
Dorit Sasson

Major changes will be affecting the SAT in 2016. This isn't the first time changes have affected the long withstanding SAT, a standardized exam colleges and universities have traditionally used to evaluate students' academic standing and ultimately, acceptance.

Maximize Your Summer

Ishan Puri | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Ishan Puri

Around the nation, the summer sun dawns a new beginning and change of pace. High school students ask the perennial question: "What should I be doing?"...

The Two Words That Make Every Student Cringe

Claire Klodell | Posted 08.05.2014 | Teen
Claire Klodell

Standardized testing. Two words. Five syllables. Every single teenager is aware of its infamous reputation. Whether it be the SAT, ACT, OAA (in Ohio) or another assortment of random capitalized letters, these tests are dreadful.

Two Must-Do's for Better Organization

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

Just as math facts like the Pythagorean theorem help to set the foundation for your tests, organizational skills help to set the foundation for your l...

5 Questions to Find Your 'When to Start' Sweet Spot (In Test Prep and in Life)

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

Knowing when to start a project isn't as intuitive as we might initially think -- especially when it comes to projects pertaining to long-term goals rather than short-term assignments.

Bring Back Sanity to the College Application Process, Please!

Manuel R. De Juan | Posted 06.22.2014 | Education
Manuel R. De Juan

The current college application process to competitive universities is, in two words, ferocious and atrocious. It is rife with social injustice, plagued by inefficiencies, and is simply unfair to kids and their parents.

International Students: Top 10 Tips for U.S. College Applications

Josh Stephens | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Josh Stephens

The reward comes long after you've done the work. Don't wait until the night before -- or the month before -- to create a game plan.

The American Curiosity Crisis

Gary R. Gruber, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Education
Gary R. Gruber, Ph.D.

Everybody is scrambling for the quick answer, or wanting to know how to beat a test, which incidentally doesn't work.

Defending the SAT. Really.

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.20.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Past changes to SAT (originally an aptitude test) have made it a little more like the ACT (an achievement test), and these new changes are likely to make it even more so. If these changes really make them alike, fewer students will take both tests, leading to less time on testing and test prep, and more time on going to school. That's a win.

6 Ways To Decrease SAT Test Stress

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Put the day and test into perspective. This test will NOT determine the rest of your life.

Innate Intelligence: The 800-Pound Non-Sequitur

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 05.17.2014 | Education
Michael Rugnetta

The new SAT is going to be more transparent about what it tests and how you can practice for it. This is a good thing.

Debbie Stier's 'The Perfect Score Project' and the New SAT

Alex Mallory | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Alex Mallory

At a glance, the most noteworthy aspect of Stier's journey in The Perfect Score Project is just how much preparation she undertakes. It is unclear exactly how many test prep books Stier purchased, but 15 or so is a reasonable estimate.

SAT Changes, and Advice for Ninth Graders

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.14.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

There's been a good deal of news about the changes to the SAT--so much news that it seems to be causing confusion among students and their parents. ...

The New SAT Changes -- The Good, the Bad and the Inconsequential

Paul Jury | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
Paul Jury

Here's the good news: Hardworking, capable students will find a way to succeed, regardless of their income, or the SAT's format. Because that's what they do. Maybe now there will be even more free resources to help them.

New Changes to the SAT Reflect a Changing Admissions Process

James Werner | Posted 05.11.2014 | College
James Werner

The new adjustments to the SAT are part of a systematic change in the admissions process. While scores may remain an important component of the decision process for the immediate future, the measure of an individual's preparation and potential has begun to shift.