Testing360: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mindset

**This will be the first in a multi-part series of posts concerning the SAT**

With the SAT coming up this Saturday (March 12), I believe that a post concerning the bane of many a high schooler would be pertinent. Throughout this post, feel free to look up the vocabulary words in bold- their definitions are handily written at the bottom of this page. And, of course, to all of the Saturday test-takers out there: Good luck!

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Early Action for the Crimson and the Tigers

Last week, two of our nations’ top schools, Harvard and Princeton, announced that they would restore early admissions policies for the class of 2016.  Specifically, both schools are going to offer single choice early action (SCEA) to applicants.  SCEA is quite a bit different than a regular early action policy, but what does it entail specifically?  And more importantly. how do these policies affect you as an applicant?

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eRecruitment and Social Media in the Admissions Process

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This past Thursday (February 24, 2011), I had the pleasure of viewing the eRecruitment Web Forum for College Admission and Marketing Professionals. This really cool forum dealt with how schools are going about the admissions process online.  The internet–particularly social media–really opens up college search and selection for all students, because they are able to engage an unlimited number of schools from their computers.

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The College Visit (And Why it Matters!)

The college visit is a key part of the admissions process.  You, along with your . . . competition (for lack of a better word) will wait in a the lobby of the admissions office.

You all will pretend to read the admissions brochures, but you are really just spying on everyone else.

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AP Environmental Science Overview

Continuing on the theme of self-studying for AP classes, we are going to take a look at the AP Environmental Science (APES for short) exam.  There still are a few months left to study for AP exams, so we hope that this guide is helpful for prepping!

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AP Government Overview

The Resources

AP US Government & Politics (a.k.a. “US GoPo”) and AP Comparative Government & Politics are both very straightforward exams, and should be extremely easy for anyone who has an interest in politics. I scored a 5 on US GoPo using only the book from Crash Course, and, although I am not speaking from personal experience, the general consensus is that AP Comparative Government & Politics: A Study Guide by Ethel Wood can guarantee a 4 or 5 in Comparative Government.

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Frequently Asked Admissions Questions

The admissions process is full of questions and uncertainties.   Certain questions come up more than once.  In the past few months we have compiled some questions concerns we have heard or seen discussed online.  If helpful, forward these to a friend or anyone who they could help.

Enjoy…

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