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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

The Post-Graduate Year: What's it all About?

The Post-Graduate Year: What's it all About?

Your child's finishing up senior year, looking forward to prom, graduation, and one more year of high school?

Financial Aid 101

Financial Aid 101

For most parents, paying for college can be an ordeal. Fortunately, there are tons of financial aid resources out there for those who are willing to do a little research.