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Spring is here, and that means more sun, flowers blooming… and AP Exams & SAT Subject Tests. Here's what you need to know.

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Read on… for why developing a passion for reading now will help you on standardized tests, be super-useful long after the SAT/ACT, AND provide a lifetime of fun.

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Excited to start freshman year but also a bit nervous? Here are some tips to help you master those Ninth Grade Nerves & set yourself up for a successful high school career.

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10 tips to stop writer's block and meet your deadline. Writer's block can be a struggle for everyone from professional journalists and authors to middle school students writing five-paragraph essays. Here are concrete steps to get you through writer's block and get your ideas and fingers moving.

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Here's a few simple steps you can take to improve the clarity and effectiveness of your writing. Use active verbs, avoid $10 words & adverbs, and vary your sentence structure and length.

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Fights over homework are all too common but avoidable. So why are they happening? Read on to learn some reasons they might be cropping up and a few ideas to keep them at bay – for both parents and kids.

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SSAT and ISEE homework is critical to student success. A few simple approaches can help SSAT homework be worth the time.

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The Five-Paragraph Essay is the essay structure you will use for almost every piece of writing in high school—from term papers to standardized tests. Learn how to master this form of writing now, and you will excel at academic writing in the years to come.

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How to get your target score on the ACT Science section. Our detailed guide to the structure of the test, strategy, and priority-setting.

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Have you ever gotten halfway through a writing assignment only to realize you have no idea what you’re saying or if you’re even addressing the topic? Yeah, us too. That’s why one of the first assignments you’re likely to get this year is the dreaded paper outline. Today, we’ll talk about why outlines actually do matter—and we’ll review some other ways you can start writing if you find yourself staring at a blank screen.