Archive for January, 2016

Harshly Scored ACT Writing Section Causing Panic

The calls and emails trickled in following the release of this fall’s ACT writing tests, with many sounding something like this: “Uh oh, I just got my writing score and it was only a 24.” (This student had a 34 ACT composite with 36 being the highest one can earn on the test, a stellar score). By December, every one of our students who scored high on the ACT composite reported a relatively ...

PSAT Scores: Making Sense of Your Results

By now most students have received their PSAT score reports, which arrived a month later than College Board, administrator of the test, promised. (As of this writing, however, students from a few high schools still had not received their scores). Beyond the logistical issues, counselors, test preparation professionals and educational consultants nationwide have observed a strange trend related to this ...

Summer Goals: What Are Yours? Start Planning!

In the December issue we offered ideas for summer activities to inform students of opportunities with early deadlines such as competitive jobs or research programs. We offer additional ideas at the end of this article. As you plan, take a step back and reflect on your summer goals by thinking about these questions. What is the purpose of my summer? The answer will vary from student to student, ...

College Admissions Acceptances 2016: Early Results

  As you can see from the list below, our clients apply to a wide variety of colleges and universities. Congratulations to our student clients on their college admissions acceptances 2016 to date. More to come!   Amherst College Bentley University Boston University Bridgewater State University Brown University Bryn Mawr College Case Western University Cazenovia College Chapman ...
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