Learning from Mistakes

Learning from Mistakes

If you’ve ever studied for a standardized test, then you know how common – and frustrating – it can be to make the same mistake multiple times. There are so many reasons this happens: we might fail to truly understand the relevant concept; maybe we fail to remember a...
2021-2022 Common Application Writing Prompts

2021-2022 Common Application Writing Prompts

The Common App essay prompts will remain the same for 2021-2022 with one exception: there will no longer be a prompt on “solving a problem.” It will be replaced by the following: “Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you...
Making the Most of Your AP Classes

Making the Most of Your AP Classes

Students are often encouraged to take Advanced Placement classes without much discussion of the reasons why (and potentially why not). How do you know which classes to take, how many, whether they will help your college admission chances, and what those AP Exam scores...
Understanding your PSAT Score Report

Understanding your PSAT Score Report

So you’ve just received your PSAT score report and there is a lot of information! How do you know how well you did? Which scores are most important?    The PSAT is part of the suite of college readiness assessments put forth by the College Board. This group of...