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Why Kids Cheat and How to Stop It

Why Kids Cheat and How to Stop It

How can parents keep kids from cheating in a society that seems to stress winning at any cost? Here's what parents can do.

50 Words the SAT Loves

50 Words the SAT Loves

Auspicious. Aesthetic. Eclectic. These words may sound vaguely familiar to the teen in your house. But does he know exactly what they mean? If he's prepping for the SAT, he should.

SAT Math: What It Is and How to Prepare

SAT Math: What It Is and How to Prepare

The SAT Math section contains sections on Computations, Algebra, Probability/Statistics, Functions, and Geometry. Here are five practice problems that demonstrate the types of questions on the test.

Should Your Child Take a Gap Year?

Should Your Child Take a Gap Year?

It's called a "gap year." And while it's been a common and popular rite of passage in Australia and the U.K. for decades, the concept is now starting to gain significant steam here in America.

Mind the Gap!: 11 Amazing Ways to Spend a Year Off Before College

Mind the Gap!: 11 Amazing Ways to Spend a Year Off Before College

A growing number of high school seniors are deciding to take a breather before heading to the dormitory. It's called a "gap year" and it's been standard procedure for students in England and Australia for years.

The Road to College: Preparing Your Freshman for Applications

The Road to College: Preparing Your Freshman for Applications

In the college admissions marathon, focusing the initial attention on a solid foundation will inevitably produce the best results – both now and in the future.

When Your Child Says No to College

When Your Child Says No to College

The road to college can be a rocky one. Between SATs, ACTs, tough courses, teacher recommendations, a cutthroat pool of applicants, extracurriculars, college essays, and everything in between, itâs an exhausting journey. So what should you do if your child says she doesnât want to take the trip?

College Admissions: Is the Safety School Dead?

College Admissions: Is the Safety School Dead?

More students than ever are applying to college. And a rising number of these students are applying to seven or more schools. So what does that mean? Has the "safety school" gone the way of the typewriter?

High School Rankings: What Do They Mean?

High School Rankings: What Do They Mean?

First came lists naming the country's "best colleges." Then magazines began ranking high schools. With a click of the mouse, parents can read whether their local school is considered one of the top 100 in the country, one of the top 1000, or whether it fails to make the cut.

Preparing Your Sophomore for College Applications

Preparing Your Sophomore for College Applications

A marathon. A gauntlet. The Indy 500. There is no shortage of metaphors to describe the college application process. As a high schooler, these images can be daunting, if not downright scary. But, to add a new – and perhaps more heartening – metaphor to the mix, try this on for size: a ...