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5 Tips to Help Your Kids Ace Their SAT Essay

5 Tips to Help Your Kids Ace Their SAT Essay

Is your child having nightmares about the SAT? Does the thought of writing the essay keep her up at night? It's prime test-taking season for kids hoping to get into college next year. And while it may seem a little scary, the essay section is actually one of the easiest areas to ace. As a parent, ...

Want Your Kid to Ace the SAT? Advice from Someone Who's Taken it 25 Times!

Want Your Kid to Ace the SAT? Advice from Someone Who's Taken it 25 Times!

Ed Carroll knows what it's like to take the SAT. In fact, he may know better than any other person on the planet: over the past ten years, he's taken every single test the College Board has put out there. Here are his tips on how to boost your score.

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.

Getting the Best Help for Your High Schooler

Getting the Best Help for Your High Schooler

From the classroom to the playing field, standardized tests to college applications, getting outside help in high school - in the form of SAT prep classes, individual subject tutors, athletic trainers, and private college counselors, among others -has become as mainstream as studying the ...

De-stress the College Essay

De-stress the College Essay

College applications are stressful, and perhaps the most daunting aspect of the process is the dreaded "personal statement." What with trying to be yourself and trying to be what college admissions officers want you to be, high school seniors often find themselves staring a blank page, hoping for ...

The College Tour: What You Need to Know

The College Tour: What You Need to Know

The lessons I learned over three years and hundreds of tours as a Stanford University tour guide could fill a book. Here are the Cliff’s Notes:

Alternatives to a Traditional College

Alternatives to a Traditional College

No matter what path your child chooses after high school, there are options that can help her find a great career.

Great Graphic Novels: 5 Comics to Keep Your Kid Thinking

Great Graphic Novels: 5 Comics to Keep Your Kid Thinking

Graphic novels can entice students to read and think critically about contemporary issues. Here's a list of a few greats to get started.

College Admissions: Between Applications and Acceptances

College Admissions: Between Applications and Acceptances

The increasing competition to get into college can leave you and your high schooler stressed out. Here are some tips from the pros for handling those knuckle-biting months.

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.