We think grammar is fun. There, we said it. It’s not a popular opinion. Most people put grammar in the same category as shuffleboard, strong perfume, and musty floral patterns. It’s something you associate as deeply unpleasant and with primarily old people. But grammar is fun! And we think you should like it. too. Why […]
3 Reasons Why Many Students Never Get Scholarships
This week’s post is provided by guest blogger Jocelyn Paonita, founder of The Scholarship System. Winning scholarships is always a hot topic with students. Who doesn’t want free money? Scholarships are free dollars that universities, organizations, and companies give to students to help them pay for college. While some of the money may be strictly for tuition, […]
Should you Submit Both ACT and SAT Scores to Colleges?
It’s something that we’re hearing more and more of, students who are submitting both ACT and SAT score to the colleges they are applying to. It seems to be a fairly new phenomenon; it’s something that’s become particularly prevalent (and that we’ve been asked more and more about) in the last couple of years. The […]
A Growth Mindset can Boost your SAT and ACT Scores
There are two ways to see a test. This test is a chance for you to demonstrate how smart you are. This test is an opportunity to develop new skills. No matter how hard it is at first, you’ll be able to improve over time through hard work and practice. Your scores will reflect the […]
How to Tackle SAT Vocabulary
There’s no way around it. To do well on the SAT Reading section, you need to have a fairly large vocabulary. Vocabulary is crucial for the Sentence Completion questions and for understanding the long and short passages. Reading is Essential Like it or not, the best way to build a big vocabulary is to read […]
5 Easy Proofreading Tips for Your 6-Point SAT Essay
Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Nikolas Baron, a Product Manager for Grammarly. Proofreading the smart way is the best technique any student can use to improve the SAT essay when time is running out, and the clock is ticking. Correcting the key points may be all you have time to do, so knowing what […]
Thinking About Going to Law School?
We answer a lot of admissions questions throughout the year. One of the most prevalent is about going to law school. Kudos to all of you pre-planning future law students! With that in mind, here are some pointers for you looking to get your JD. The Basics These are the two basic requirements to be […]
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Vocabulary
If you’re preparing for the ACT or SAT, you may want to consider reading the Harry Potter series. What about the wizarding world will help you prepare for these tests? J.K. Rowling, author of this iconic magical world, uses a plethora of vocabulary words throughout the series. In the later books, when Harry is nearing […]
8 Last Minute Study Tips for the SAT
If your SAT is swiftly approaching, you’re likely feeling the time crunch. If you’re in this boat, here are some of our top last-minute study tips. #1 – Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute Unfortunately, if you’re reading this, you’re probably already a little late. We’ll do our best to help you prepare for your […]
Admission Tips: What Makes You Unique?
Many college hopefuls fret about how to make themselves stand out during the application process. Some of you may be a part of as many extracurricular activities as possible and some of you are taking an all-AP curriculum. Some of you focus on volunteering or establishing yourself in rare or unique fields. You may even […]