Category Archives: Standardized Tests

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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“Rethinking Advanced Placement” in review

A very interesting, January 7th New York Times article entitled “Rethinking Advanced Placement” discussed impending changes to the AP exam system.  This article was part of a larger section on college admissions and education that is certainly worth checking out if … Continue reading

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Top 10 SAT-Optional Schools (plus 2)

Stemming from our recent discussion of students with low SATs, we decided to profile the top 10 SAT/ACT-Optional Schools. The SAT-optional movement provides a great opportunity for impressive students whose SAT scores do not correlate with their successes.  The nonprofit FairTest provides a comprehensive list … Continue reading

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My SAT’s are low…now what?

SATs are the bane of many a high school student’s existence. While we can go back and forth on the relative merits and deficiencies of standardized testing, it is the reality for college admissions. But, is you have low SATs … Continue reading

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