Articles tagged with Advanced Placement

What Test Do I Take? A Guide to the Testing Acronyms

What Test Do I Take? A Guide to the Testing Acronyms

The world of academia can be a confusing one – especially for new students. Deciding which test is right for you is a hassle in itself, but determining what test is meant to be taken at what time, what test measures what subject, and so on, can be quite complex. To choose the test that is right for you, you’ll probably have to do a little extra reading. However, having a basic understanding of the types of tests and their names will at least start you down the right path. Here is a guide to the testing acronyms to help you decide which test you should take – and when. ACT ACT stands for American College Test, and it is mea ... Read More About What Test Do I Take? A Guide to the Testing Acronyms

The Ultimate Study Plan for AP Courses

The Ultimate Study Plan for AP Courses

Even though the start of the school year is just around the corner – or already here, depending on your district’s schedule – you can still set yourself up for success. The first week of school is often a bit slower than normal, which gives you a great opportunity to get ahead on your upcoming AP courses. Here are a few guidelines to create the ultimate study plan. 1. Know the course content Familiarize yourself with the course content, including important concepts and skills you’ll learn throughout the semester, and the order in which you’ll learn them. Doing so can help you get a sense of what you’ll be ... Read More About The Ultimate Study Plan for AP Courses

10 Twitter Accounts Every Parent Should Follow

10 Twitter Accounts Every Parent Should Follow

Social media is a fantastic way to stay current on educational news and trends. Twitter in particular is a great social media tool, as it allows you to consolidate all of your news updates into one place. Here are 10 Twitter accounts every parent should follow to stay informed about his or her child’s education. 1. The College Board - @CollegeBoard The College Board posts information related to student success, college selection, and the transition from high school to college. This is a great Twitter account for your high school junior or senior to follow, as well. 2. The SAT Program - @OfficialSAT This official SAT Twitter page will ... Read More About 10 Twitter Accounts Every Parent Should Follow

When Should I Start Taking AP Classes?

When Should I Start Taking AP Classes?

Thousands of high schools across the United States offer their students the chance to take Advanced Placement (or AP) classes. These classes are taught at a high level, covering more material with greater in-depth analysis and perspective. AP classes are typically on par with college-level courses, and students can take a year-end AP exam to prove their mastery and potentially earn college credit. But many students wonder, “When should I start taking AP classes?” While this is unique for everyone, students should start taking AP classes based on their answers to the following questions: Which AP classes are appropriate f ... Read More About When Should I Start Taking AP Classes?

How Will AP European History Change in 2015?

How Will AP European History Change in 2015?

If you plan to take AP European History in the coming school year, you may be wondering, How will AP European History change in 2015? After all, the new AP European History exam may not be released until May of 2016, but the new coursework will go into effect in the fall of 2015. Below is a guide to these curriculum changes, including suggestions to help you prepare for this updated class. New course structure The new AP European History course will still cover the period from 1450 to present. The class will examine 19 concepts and five themes while exploring that time period. By limiting the number of concepts that you will be responsi ... Read More About How Will AP European History Change in 2015?