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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Summer Reading List

High School Summer Reading List

We've looked high and low for exciting new titles for young adults. Here are our list of favorites to exhilarate, fascinate, and yes...educate.

Road to College: The End of Senior Year

Road to College: The End of Senior Year

Second semester senior year, a time when students nation-wide infamously contract "senioritis" or fall into "senior slump," holds the potential for some of the most important and valuable college preparation. Here are some things that high school seniors should keep in mind.