Tips On Getting Started With Standardized Testing

When making admissions decisions, most colleges place the greatest emphasis on a student’s transcript, but the majority also require applicants to submit standardized test scores. Plan Ahead – Early junior year is an ideal time to plan a standardized testing strategy. Look at the calendar and consider when time will be available for diagnostic testing, test preparation, and the actual ...

Cool Apps and Sites for Students (and Non-Students)

You know all about Facebook, Snap, Twitter and YouTube, but there are dozens of free or low-cost apps and sites to help you survive high school, college, and beyond. Here are a few of our favorites:Studying and OrganizationEvernote – Evernote is perfect if you take a lot of notes while surfing the web. You can download web clippers, desktop shortcuts, and other handy tools, and you can also sync ...

High School Juniors, Forget Fuzzy Goals!

by Jackie Stachel Attention, high school juniors! I know, I know, if you hear one more time how important this year is to, like, your entire future, you are going to SCREAM. Rather than pile on more admonishments, I’d like to focus on helping you accomplish your goals for the school year. So, what are your goals? Something like “survive junior year”, right? That’s certainly attainable, ...

SAT Science Subject Tests: To Take or Not?

by Katerina Buff This year your freshmen, sophomore, or junior started taking a new science class. Whether it is biology, chemistry, or physics, you may be wondering whether your child should plan to take the corresponding SAT Subject Test or not. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you think through the decision: My son has done well in biology; does it mean he will be as successful ...

Final Exam Preparation: An Interview with Steve Elefson of Summit Educational Group

Final exams are looming and there is no better time to put a study plan in place. We recently spoke with Steve Elefson, general manager and tutor for Summit Educational Group about the best way to approach exams.   What is the biggest mistake that students make in preparing for exams? Saving studying for the last minute and not allowing adequate time to learn the material is the classic mistake ...

Oh, the Humanities! Studying Tips for Reading-intensive Courses and Other Miscellaneous Advice

by Angela S. To help you navigate your college humanities classes and plan your time more efficiently, here is some humble study advice from a third-year college student: 1.) Moderate your highlighting. I’ve read various “How to Study” guides that advise students to skip or cut down on highlighting because it’s ineffective. Often students highlight the information to review later, but they ...

Learning How to Study

The Boston Globe recently ran an article claiming that today’s college students aren’t studying as much as students from previous years. In the article, professors Philip Babcock and Mindy Marks state that today’s average student at a four-year institution studies for just 14 hours week, down from an average of 24 hours a week in 1961. While it is tempting to place the blame on the influx of ...

Summer in the City: Making the Most of Your Summer Vacation

It is hard to believe but summer vacation is just a few weeks away. If you’ve put off making plans for the summer or lack the funds to take a trip around the world, don’t despair – there’s plenty of opportunities for you to get valuable (and fun) experience that can help you explore your interests and different career options. Here are some suggestions on how you can make the most of your summer ...

February Fairs and Events for Teens

Although the doldrums of winter are upon us, a number of upcoming events can help you explore new service opportunities, improve your study skills, and look forward to summer programs. The TeenLife Boston 2010 Community Service Fair is scheduled for February 7, 2010 from 12 - 4 at the Mall at Chestnut Hill. Registration is free. The 2010 Summer Opportunities Fair will be held at Philips Academy in ...

Getting Time on Your Side: Tips for Better Time Management

By Kim Stewart, MS CCC-SLP A coffee cup is a coffee cup. You can see it from any angle. It’s undeniable. Time, however, is not this concrete. You can’t see time, and even though a unit of time is quantifiable, it can feel long or short. A minute feels really long when you’re in an interview. A minute is a flash when you’re hanging out with your friends. One of the biggest time management challenges ...
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