Tag: sophomore year

Sophomore SAT? Maybe if it’s a Subject Test

Originally published January 30, 2019; updated January 15, 2020 Many of you took a PSAT this year, and that’s great. Your results will be super helpful when you begin thinking about whether the SAT or the ACT is right for you. But please don’t worry about that yet. Unless you’re a heavily recruited five-star athlete […]

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Reflecting On Your First PSAT

Congratulations! It’s officially fall and the PSAT is behind you. What do you do now? Forget it and walk away? Bide your time until the holidays? Even though you’re not a junior, for whom the test has marginally more significance, there is still value in revisiting the test you just took. Results are scheduled to […]

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Get in the Flow

Brains develop through use, and repeated experiences create distinct circuits. How then do we exercise our brains and build healthy pathways? We all know the benefits of hard work: it makes us stronger physically, mentally and emotionally. We would all love our brains to work hard so that we could reap these benefits. So, how […]

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College Cousins: Bucknell and Colgate

This month we take a look at Bucknell University (in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania) and Colgate University (in Hamilton, New York). Both have been around for quite a while – Colgate since 1819 and Bucknell, a relative upstart, since 1846. Both institutions have had ample opportunity to work out how to offer the best they have to […]

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After Class: BUSINESS CLUBS (FBLA, DECA, INVESTMENT CLUBS)

It seems more and more these days students are learning more about the world of business, and it makes sense. The news is filled with myth-like stories of multi-billion-dollar companies getting started in garages, college dropouts becoming the richest in the world, and media frenzy covering the rich and ultra-rich. Of course, the field of […]

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A Student’s Story: Choosing a Path in Science

Air, space and sun. Do those sound like the interests of a dreamer, a lightweight? Well, not if your interests run to astrophysics and solar technology. You may know someone like that if you’ve worked with Adam Trebach at PrepMatters. Adam is one of PM’s tutors and hopes to add more clients to his schedule […]

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4 Ways Students Can Relieve Stress

Knowing the meanings of laconic, loquacious, or lugubrious does not prove you are smart. Nor does knowing the rules of logarithms, apostrophes, or parallel structure. Not knowing things can feel scary, and it’s easy to mistakenly conflate knowledge with intelligence. But tests, including the ACT and SAT, measure acquired knowledge and skills. You can expect […]

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7 Ways to Take Advantage of Sophomore Year

The transition from freshman to sophomore year of high school is rooted in refinement of the goals you have set. Decisions and choices reach a little deeper than before. Fine-tune your curriculum and continue developing expertise in your abilities and talents. Reflect on experiences from freshman year and identify academic and personal goals so that you […]

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