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THE NIGHT BEFORE THE ACT OR SAT, A SCREENPLAY

October 19th, 2017

INT.  BEDROOM – THE NIGHT BEFORE THE ACT OR SAT RICH sits at a desk covered with ACT and SAT related paraphernalia, several pencils, two calculators. His hair is tussled, and he is clearly agitated. He suddenly picks up his phone and dials. CUT TO INT.  BEDROOM – MOMENTS LATER ALBERT, resting comfortably in bed, … Continue reading “THE NIGHT BEFORE THE ACT OR SAT, A SCREENPLAY”

College Admissions Terminology A-Z

October 11th, 2017

We’re in the midst of college admissions season, and we want to make sure that you’re in the know when it comes to all the terminology you’re hearing about. Learn some essential college admissions terms below: EARLY ACTION (EA)* This option allows the strongest students to apply to college early with, typically, no strings attached. … Continue reading “College Admissions Terminology A-Z”

Exploiting the ACT Composite

September 26th, 2017

If you are one of the nearly 2.1 million students who took the ACT in 2016, then you (hopefully) know that your composite score was the average of your English Test score, Math Test score, Reading Test score, and Science Test score. You know how take to calculate an average, right? If not, get a … Continue reading “Exploiting the ACT Composite”

SAT/ACT Essay Writing Tips (from someone who grades them)

September 19th, 2017

“Since, the beginning of time their has been pizza; which is the best food. Serindipiduously the pizza we no and love today is actually American in origination. Most people thing Pizza is from Italy. I like pizza cause its yummy. Did you know that some people like pizza without cheese? I don’t like pizza without … Continue reading “SAT/ACT Essay Writing Tips (from someone who grades them)”

When Should I Start Preparing for the SAT?

September 8th, 2017

When should I start preparing for the SAT? Many parents and students wonder when they should start preparing for the SAT or ACT, but the real fact of the matter is that while there is no such thing as a one-size-fits all answer to this question, making substantive progress will always take at least some … Continue reading “When Should I Start Preparing for the SAT?”

10 Nonfiction Books You’ll Actually Enjoy Reading

September 7th, 2017

This is another list of some of my favorite books, but NON-fiction this time! Both the SAT and ACT have substantially more non-fiction than fiction, so if you aren’t reading much non-fiction, start now! This list is of course very incomplete and it reflects my personal tastes and interests. If you’d like to leave your … Continue reading “10 Nonfiction Books You’ll Actually Enjoy Reading”

10 Modern and Classic Novels You’ll Actually Enjoy Reading

September 6th, 2017

This is a list of some of my favorite books with engaging stories and challenging linguistic or thematic elements. It’s obviously a very incomplete list and it reflects my personal tastes and interests. If you’d like to leave your reactions to any of these books or want to add your own suggestions, please leave us … Continue reading “10 Modern and Classic Novels You’ll Actually Enjoy Reading”

Tips Before Taking the ACT or SAT

August 28th, 2017

The night before the big test and you go through the usual motions: you have dinner, you play some video games, you scroll through your newsfeed, and then you remember that you’re taking the SAT tomorrow so you place your lamb on the altar and you heave your dagger high above your head and-wait, wait, … Continue reading “Tips Before Taking the ACT or SAT”

Battle of the Tests: Differences Between the ACT and SAT

August 24th, 2017

Is there life after death? Is the earth flat or round? Does life exist on other planets? What’s the difference between the SAT and the ACT? These questions have occupied the minds of great thinkers for many generations. Well, maybe not the last one, but it is safe to say many students have sought the … Continue reading “Battle of the Tests: Differences Between the ACT and SAT”

College Spotlight: An Emory University Experience

August 22nd, 2017

Sometimes it’s good to learn about a college from a student’s perspective. After all, students are the ones taking classes, involved in clubs and extra-curriculars, partaking in campus activities, and exploring the surrounding city. Check out A-List Tutor, Alice Halter’s take on her experience at Emory University. I recently graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Emory … Continue reading “College Spotlight: An Emory University Experience”