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...

How Do Fraction Exponents Work?

Perhaps the trickiest aspect of exponents is learning how to handle fractional exponents. In school, you may have been told to memorize a rule. But, without further explanation, remembering and understanding that rule can be difficult. Using fractional exponents is a...

Why Does Anything to the Power of Zero Equal 1?

You may have learned in school that anything, whether it’s a variable or a constant, to the power of zero is equal to one. However, your teacher probably didn’t explain why, and knowing the “Why?” is key to genuinely understanding this rule...

Understanding the SSAT and ISEE

WHAT ARE THE ISEE AND SSAT?   The ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) and SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) are used by many private, boarding, and independent schools in their admissions processes. Some schools will accept either test, so it is...
Test Prep Early for the SAT/ACT

Test Prep Early for the SAT/ACT

Your Sophomore year is all about test prep  Senior year is the time for applying to and being accepted into the college of your choice. Junior year is for building your academic resume and taking the SAT or ACT. What should you be doing to prepare for this process in...