AP Program Grows

AP Program Grows

            The Advance Placement program is increasing in high schools throughout the nation, bringing more opportunities to students, according to The New York Times.             The A.P. program was originally created to allow top students to take college-level classes and earn college credit. Most high schools offer A.P. classes in a variety of different subjects. A.P. students take the A.P. exam, and they can earn college credit at most institutions with a passing score of 3, 4, or 5. The exam is scored 1-5, with 5 as the highest ... Read More About AP Program Grows

Fear Not The Dorm

Fear Not The Dorm

The thought of college elicits no response stronger than that of the dorms, and for incoming college students that response can be a fear of uncertainty.             The inevitable questions will line up with roommates, space, cleanliness, bathrooms and other floor mates. However, in reality, don’t stress yourself out about the dorms. You could be worrying about what could potentially be the best year of your life.             We will have another article dedicated solely to roommates.        &nbs ... Read More About Fear Not The Dorm

College Dining

College Dining

The college dining halls will be one of the biggest differences from your life at home.             However, different does not always live up to its awful connotation. Dining halls are not exactly filled with retired chefs and grandmas who love you, and sometimes the food is not good. However, it is part of the college experience, and it is something you will be able to overlook.             Allergies can be an issue in the dining halls. Essentially, you will not know what is possibly in whatever they may be making; so tell the work ... Read More About College Dining

Failing Is An Option

Failing Is An Option

Think back on your own schooling, and you'll realize that many classroom environments are meant to stifle failures.  If you're currently a student, you well know the embarrassment that comes if you raise your hand and offer an incorrect answer.  Students become boxed in, afraid to stretch their thinking beyond the confines that teachers have established.  However, research, and anecdotal evidence, is showing that accepting failures as part of the learning process can lead to more creative individuals who are able to apply problem solving skills to new problems.  The December issue of WIRED magazine has a nice article d ... Read More About Failing Is An Option

Five SAT Test Prep Tips

Five SAT Test Prep Tips

The next SAT test date is only a month away!  1. Practice, practice, practice.  Just like learning how to ride a bike, you get better at the SAT by practicing.  Staring at the questions won't get you far.  Dive in and do some practice questions.  You'll not only learn the format of the questions, you'll also learn how The College Board (makers of the SAT) likes to word questions. 2. Use The Official SAT Study Guide.  What better way to practice than by using actual SAT test questions?  This book is published by The College Board, and contains a whopping 10 full length practice tests.  In addition, the ... Read More About Five SAT Test Prep Tips