Category Archives: Written by Brian

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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A Reminder: Keep it in Perspective

During the admissions season, students’ stress tends to run dangerously high. What with classes, standardized tests, sports, clubs, and all of the other distractions of daily life occurring at once, it sometimes can appear as if the average student is … Continue reading

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On Guidance Counselors, Darwin, and Public Schools

Nearly every student attending a public school has encountered it; you go to have a meeting with your guidance counselor, and they’re already busy with another student. You may be waiting for ten, fifteen, twenty minutes, perhaps even more, but the … 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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Refining your Focus, Part II

(This is Part II of a two-part post. For Part I, see Refining your Focus, Part I) Along with cutting out excess activities, another easy way to narrow down your focus is to have a recurring thread throughout your application. … Continue reading

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