Get a Move On!

So you know that exercise is important for physical health, but did you know that it can also help you learn better? Various studies have linked movement with better cognitive function–benefits that you can capitalize on just by setting aside a small chunk of time each day. Your brain on exercise When you exercise, you…

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How Pareto’s Principle Can Help You Study Better

This month, we’re diving into Pareto’s Principle (also known as the 80/20 rule) to help you find the best way to study so you can learn more and do better on exams and assessments.  An idea is born Pareto’s Principle comes from Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist who, in the late 1800s famously observed that…

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Take Better Notes

You’ve probably heard it a million times: take good notes to get ahead in school and beyond. But have you ever stopped to think about what kind of note taking method works best for you? Or that one technique that might work for one class might not be the best for another?  The following note-taking…

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April 2020 COVID-19 Testing Updates: the ACT is still on!

SAT Exam The College Board just announced on Wednesday that the June 2020 administration of the SAT will be cancelled. In order to compensate for the lack of testing during the spring, there will be a test offered every month starting in August 2020. Additionally, in the “unlikely event” that schools do not reopen in…

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How are AP exams affected by COVID-19?

In response to the complications caused by the Coronavirus, the College Board has revised both the test format and schedule for AP exams this year.  Instead of traveling to a secure testing site, students will be able to take them online from the comfort of their own homes or in their schools if they reopen.  So, what…

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How to Study For AP Math?

Written By Sims Yun | Director of Academic Services and Tutoring Sometime between my AP Calculus class and my AP Calculus test, I had a panic attack. I knew I hadn’t actually learned anything from that class–truthfully, I had been coasting all year. I definitely wasn’t interested in finding “best practices” in studying in high…

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