Category Archives: College Test Prep

College Entrance Exams Measure Intelligence and More

IQ Tests and the SAT measure something real and consequential, report researchers David Z. Hambrick, a professor at Michigan State University, and Christopher Chabris, a psychology professor at Union College. Their study, described in an article published online in SLATE.com, indicates … Continue reading

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Grit is more important than IQ when it comes to Test Scores

University of Pennsylvania researchers have determined that the best predictor of success on academic tests isn’t determined by how talented students are. Rather, performance is best predicted by how much “grit” they possess. Grit, for their study, was defined as … Continue reading

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New College Application, Same Old Process

The next generation Common Application Online (CA4) has been announced. Carol Barash of SchoolBook.org reports “there are three important changes in the format. The required length is now a firm 250-650 words rather than the previous recommendation that did not … Continue reading

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Perfect SAT Score for Philly Junior

A good read about a young high school student dedicated to academic excellence. His secret? Hard work, persistence, preparation, practice, focus, double-checking… Perfect SAT score for Cameron Clarke, Germantown Academy senior in Philadelphia Jenice Armstrong Philly.com, December 18, 2012 WE’VE … Continue reading

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A Key Factor in the College Search: Learning Style

Perspective on finding the ideal college from the NYT Blogs: Applicants may well achieve some degree of serenity by asking themselves — or permitting their families or teachers or friends to ask them — a question that is so obvious yet … Continue reading

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Applying oneself to writing a memorable, original college admission essay

The Detroit Free Press details the importance of writing. A great admission essay can mean all the difference for the college-bound. “…as colleges are inundated with applications from smart students, and as they move toward holistic admissions policies in an attempt … Continue reading

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ACT vs. SAT: Which one is right for your child?

By Carissa Handrinos Deciding on a college is a daunting task for both parents and students. With so many things to focus on like grades, location, programs, personal statements, etc., the college application process becomes overwhelming. On top of all … Continue reading

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