Colleges that Superscore

by Dr. Emily Matson, Test Prep Specialist It is useless to try and superscore your SAT if the colleges you are applying to do not superscore! While many schools do superscore, others only take the scores for the highest sitting. Luckily, College Board has compiled a comprehensive list of colleges that superscore, which is available… Continue reading

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Strategies for Superscoring

by Dr. Emily Matson, Test Prep Specialist If you want to use superscoring to your advantage, there are a few strategies that can really help boost your scores. First, plan on taking the SAT multiple times. Second, leading up to each SAT, focus on a particular section. For one SAT, focus most of your preparation… Continue reading

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What is Superscoring on the SAT?

by Dr. Emily Matson, Test Prep Specialist When colleges superscore an SAT, they take your total highest scores instead of just your combined scores on a particular day you took the SAT. For instance, say you take the SAT twice. The first time, your score is 700 Verbal, 640 Math. The second time, your score… Continue reading

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Applying to Colleges: how to get started, what to keep in mind, and how to simplify the process

College applications ‚Äď everyone‚Äôs worst nightmare! Applying to colleges is a stressful time without a doubt. There are so many different factors to keep in mind when deciding which colleges to apply to. Not only that, but the application process itself can be somewhat confusing. Here are several tips to help make your college application… Continue reading

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The Importance of Time Management

Why is time management useful? The answer is¬†simple; it allows us the opportunity¬†to efficiently achieve our goals in all areas of ¬†life!¬†According to Wikipedia, “Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising¬†conscious control over¬†an amount of time¬†to increase¬†effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.”   ¬†Useful techniques for developing¬†time management skills. 1.) Create a daily,… Continue reading

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Study Tips for Auditory Learners

Who are Auditory Learners? Auditory learners learn best through hearing information. They tend to remember things that have been¬†said to them better than information presented in charts, diagrams, and in print. Note: While the ideas below are geared towards the strengths of auditory learners, this information can¬†be beneficial for all learners.   Study Strategies for… Continue reading

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Academic Expectations: Making the Transition from High School to College.

With the school year drawing to an end, recent high school graduates are scrambling to¬†ready themselves for their collegiate journey. Between¬†registering for¬†classes and decorating dorm rooms, it can be easy for students to overlook preparing for the¬†academic transition from high school to college. What factors constitute an ‚ÄúAcademic Transition‚ÄĚ?¬†A smooth academic transition requires a specific… Continue reading

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