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With AP exams rapidly approaching, here are some short bits of advice about the last days of studying and the test-day experience itself from our tutors for some of the most popular tests our students take. Above all else, remember to keep calm — you’ve got this!

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Junior year is much like having two monitors on your desk. On one screen, you see your current life: AP classes, debate team, culture club president, captain of the swim team. On the other monitor, sitting just next to present reality, sits future plan: college, and each screen is pulling for your attention.

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Juggling AP Courses

Schoolwork & Studying Test Prep

Another school year is about to wind up. Many of you might have already got your schedules for the coming year and, if you’re like many other rising juniors and seniors, it’s just chock-full of AP courses. Taking AP courses is de rigueur for most college-bound students these days...

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How to Take a Practice Test

Variability in testing environment, proctors, and other students can mitigate some of the hard work our students have put into the process. As some of these things occasionally occur on even our practice tests, we hope to help our students take advantage of the opportunity practice affords.

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How to Pick a Professor

College Life Skills

Like all students, Jake began his college journey by looking for a school that was a good fit him.

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How to Accept Feedback

Life Skills

Ok, so how does helpful feedback sound? How do we recognize its integrity over against needless criticism based in some indistinct emotional fog? Sometimes, the intention behind it is in tone and specific word choice.

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Some students worry about whether their decision about their undergraduate major will have future consequences and affect opportunities for graduate school or job and career.

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We cannot stop many of these adolescent rites of passage, but we can determine how we will prepare for them in the future and how we will respond when they do occur.

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Help! The PSAT is Next Week!

Test Prep

At this point, junior year is in full swing, and you now understand what all your upperclassmen friends have been warning you about. You’ve likely got a test or paper under your belt in each of your classes and are in the process of finding the balance of managing a heavier workload and more responsibility in your extracurriculars. And now you realize that the PSAT is next week. Oh, great. Here comes the College Board to put its big, fat, number two pencil-stained thumb on the scale and throw everything out of whack again. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way if you keep the PSAT in perspective. Here are a few things to think about as you prepare to run the first of the gauntlet of standardized tests coming at you this year.

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GRE & GMAT: Math Topics to Refresh

College Test Prep

Many students applying to graduate school will scarcely have taken a college course in math. In large part, that is a very small impediment to success on the GRE or GMAT. Here are some topics you'll likely want to review, though.