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What to do when for standardized tests: An overview of the ACT and SAT

Recently, I gave a talk in the local community about how to get through standardized testing with a smile. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is when students email me, telling me [...]

On the Subject of the Math 2 Subject Test by Jon Tarella

Even as more and more colleges are dropping their standardized testing requirements, the presence of solid test scores still looks good on any application.  This is particularly true at the most competitive colleges in the [...]

Learning to Learn

I look forward to reading the Education Life section of The New York Times, which comes out four times a year, the way some people look forward to reading Sports Illustrated. This last release was [...]

Should You Take the GMAT or the GRE? by Dianna Magnani

The overwhelming majority of business school applicants who apply to the top 50 schools take the GMAT, not the GRE.  Though there is much fanfare about the rise in popularity of the GRE, the GMAT [...]

Essay season is here!

I look forward to reading the essays of the four finalists each year when The New York Times publishes their favorite college essays having to do with social class and work. (One year, a student [...]

Wait, what did the College Board just say?!

Last week, there was an interesting development from The College Board who disclosed that there is a positive correlation between test preparation (using Khan Academy, which we highly encourage our students to use) and increased [...]