The New SAT Writing Section For 2016


Following is a quotation from Dave Coleman, the president of the College Board, concerning the new SAT format: Read More

What Will the New SAT in 2016 Be Like?


The College Board has revealed that the date for the new PSAT/NMSQT® is fall 2015. This means that the new version of the SAT will be revealed around spring 2016.

The new president of the College Board, Dave Coleman, is the co-author of the Common Core English/Language Arts Exams. Since becoming president, he has sought to implement changes to the SAT, especially in the Writing and Critical Reading sections. Read More

How To Study For A Final (Or Any Test)


As someone who had to take tests throughout many years of school (college and four years of post college, to be exact!) I’d like to share with you all some tips I learned along the way. Read More

How to Maximize Your Study Breaks


It’s no secret that study breaks are a vital part of any successful studying regiment. Knowing how to spend these study breaks, however, may be less apparent than knowing that you should have study breaks in the first place. Study breaks lose their effectiveness if they are spent in a way that detracts from your studying rather than adds to it. To maximize your study breaks, try the following suggestions. Read More

The Pros and Cons of Listening to Music While Studying


When I was in the 5th grade, my friend and I entered our school’s science fair with an experimental project on whether the type of study music you listen to affects your ability to retain information. In our experiment, we asked a group of subjects to listen to classical music (specifically, Mozart) while attempting to memorize a series of numbers and then to listen to a pop song (“Step by Step” by New Kids on the Block, if you’re wondering) while attempting the same task. Read More