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Thinking of taking AP US Government – or AP NSL, as it’s known to MoCo students? Or are you already deep in the course and looking ahead to the AP exam? Either way, you probably have heard about the recent course redesign, and here’s what you need to know.

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Plan: Think Before You Act

Life Skills Schoolwork & Studying

Now that you're an experienced high schooler, this is a good time to develop and practice the skill of planning. Maureen Delaney and John Jones offer their tips for developing strong skills in the planning department.

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As you look ahead at the jump from sophomore to junior year, how soon should you start test prep? Director of Instruction Aaron Golumbfskie offers his perspective on how best to determine when to test and when to begin test prep.

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In breaking with the curricular structure of traditional academia, these three venerable institutions exemplify what they teach their students, which is to pursue excellence in the path they choose to follow. Each has outstanding programs that work well for independent-minded and well-motivated student.

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Spring means that AP exams are approaching quickly. Here’s our experts’ tips for studying for the AP exams our students most commonly take, as well as a bit of test-day advice.

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Using your course registration freedom strategically to build your brain and your college prospects.

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The key to successfully navigating your upcoming midterms is to go into them with both the right attitude and the right preparation.

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The Follow Through

Life Skills Schoolwork & Studying

Following through will help you continue the narrative you’ve conveyed in your applications and also establish habits you’ll find useful for a lifetime.

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Study Skills to Break the Vicious Cycle

Schoolwork & Studying

Feeling stuck in a cycle of working too hard, not getting enough sleep, and falling behind? Consider the idea that you should be working smarter, not harder. Efficient studying requires you to plan effectively, genuinely engage with the material, and challenge how you’re thinking about what you’re learning. Here are a few ideas for you to incorporate into your own study habits.

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We encourage students to find the test – SSAT or ISEE – that works for them and to prepare for that test. However, sometimes students will perform about the same on both tests or will simply want to give both the SSAT and ISEE a try.