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Sleep Is A Student’s Best Friend

It’s a long day and short night for most students in high school and college, with classes, studying, sports,friends, meals and activities vying for time. It’s easy to give sleep a low priority, but a mistake. As Benedict Carey informs … Continue reading

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The New SAT Is (Finally) Coming

The College Board has been hard at work to create a new version of its old classic SAT, with the new test being unveiled at the March 2016 test date.  The good news is that early-released test samples indicate that … Continue reading

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Is Depression On College Campuses on The Rise?

Recently, a group of adult friends and I were discussing differences among  students today and those back in the 1960’s.  Our parents, we agreed, were far more hands-off than those of today, as we recounted hilarious tales of parents permitting … Continue reading

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Worried About Your Test Scores? Think Outside of the Box

By now, seniors applying to college have a realistic idea of the likely range where their test scores are falling.  If students are concerned about how their scores might affect their admissions outcomes, they should check which colleges and universities … Continue reading

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Applying to Colleges: When Is Enough, Enough?

“Applications By The Dozen, As Anxious Seniors Hedge College Bets” (written by Ariel Kaminer, The New York Times, 11/16/14) describes the latest mania to sweep the college admissions process: the practice, by some worried seniors, of filing increasing numbers of … Continue reading

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Learning Disabled Students Often Better Off With The ACT

Students with documented learning abilities who have been given accommodation for extra time may be more comfortable with the ACT, according to Sam Rosensohn, the founder of College Planning Partnerships.   The SAT, he states, “places enormous emphasis on decoding … Continue reading

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Grades vs Scores in College Admission

A recent study by William Hiss, former Director of Admission at Bates Colleges, explores the value of SAT/ACT vs high school grades in predicting student college success. “Defining Promise: Optional Standardized Testing in American College and University Admission” released by … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “New SAT”

The impetus for the new SAT appears to have come from several concerns about the existing college admission exam:  1) pricing and accessibility for underserved students, 2) unfair advantages for students whose families can afford to buy test prep, 3) … Continue reading

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How To Make Sense Of SAT and ACT Scores

Even though the ACT has taken over market share from the SAT, many parents and teachers are still not  comfortable with interpreting ACT results.  The people who design these tests know this, and you can google “ACT-SAT Concordance” to get … Continue reading

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Which Test Is Better For Me: SAT or ACT?

Twenty years ago, the ACT had just a small share of the college admissions testing market.  But times have changed:  in 2013, the ACT eclipsed the SAT in the number of students who took the test.  Now students have a … Continue reading

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