Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 under Academics, College Classes, Testing
Final exams carry a lot of weight, and often have a significant impact on your grade, making this time of year stressful for many students. The best way to reduce this stress? Set yourself up for success by becoming a better studier—that means making a schedule, finding others to study with and more.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 under Academics, High School, Testing
If you are thinking of taking an AP test or two during high school, you are not alone. More students than ever are choosing to take AP classes and exams to get college credit while still in high school.
There are a few reasons for this increasingly common trend.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 under Academics
As someone who always hated to participate in class, I know how difficult it can be to speak up.
However, there are several benefits — both during college and after — to class participation.
In today’s post, we’ll give you some very good reasons why participating in class beats sitting quietly in the corner.
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Posted on Monday, June 8th, 2015 under Academics, Applying to College, High School, Testing
This post was written by Lucas Fink, resident SAT expert at Magoosh, a leader in SAT Prep. If we’re going to talk about the hardest section of the SAT, we should first address a bigger question: how hard is the SAT in general? It’s not exactly easy. For every 10,000 students, only about 3 get […]
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Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 under Academics, College Classes
Considering current technology and the fact that phones aren’t just phones anymore, it’s almost amazing that note taking is still often done by hand.
If you’ve ever had a fast-talking professor or a professor with a heavy accent, you may see why recording college lectures could be useful. Here are a few of the pros and cons that come with sitting back in lecture and letting technology do the work for you.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 under Academics, Applying to College, Testing
Students dream of dominating the SAT, but what does that really mean? I’ll tell you:
dominate (v) – have a commanding influence on; exercise control over.
If you want to have a commanding influence on the SAT, and more specifically, on your success, there are certain steps you need to take. To exercise control over yourself and the test, here are three steps to follow.
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Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014 under Academics, Applying to College, International Students, Internships, Jobs, Study Abroad, Translation
Are you thinking of heading abroad to study or for a permanent move? There might be more in store for you than just dealing with culture shock!
There are a lot of steps involved in the process of moving your life to a new country and culture, but translation of academic documents isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind.
However, a language barrier could stand in your way if you’re looking to register at a local school or university.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 under Academics, Applying to College, Testing
You’re all set. You borrowed a dog-eared copy of some SAT book from your friend. You got the entire weekend to study before the test. You’ll do every question you can get your hands on. And you’ll cram the night before the test.
What could go wrong?
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