Concern Expressed Over the New MCAT

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) has been called the single most important factor in the medical school admissions process. It is a test of acquired knowledge and skills, covering topics from biology and biochemistry to critical analysis. Most recently, sociology and psychology were added to the revised test that launched in April 2015. After…

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7 Soft Skills Students Need for Success

Although you may have scored a 1600 on the new SAT or a 36 on the ACT, true academic success combines both hard and soft skills. Hard skills are your technical proficiencies, while soft skills are your interpersonal abilities. It is important to have the hard skills required to land your dream job, but we…

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Should I Take the PSAT?

The PSAT is a preliminary SAT, the test that helps determine college admission. Most students take it in both 10th and 11th grade, if they believe their scores will be scholarship worthy. However, it is extremely challenging to be recognized with a National Merit Scholarship. So, what are the benefits of taking the PSAT? 1….

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Connecticut’s “School Day SAT”: Part III

The SAT is important. While it has always been important to students bound for four-year colleges, now Connecticut has made it important to schools themselves. Teachers are now accepting new curricula designed to teach to the test. Enlist the Help of Ivy Bound Having new curricula foisted upon you is not enjoyable for students and…

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Connecticut “School Day SAT”: Part II

Earlier testing also helps the college admissions process. A student who is studying to make their SAT score shine brightly for admissions officers has a better progression by testing in January, March and April than in April, May and June. It’s easier to study for the SAT, in school and outside, during the winter than…

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Connecticut “School Day SAT”: Part I

Now that Connecticut’s public schools have enlisted “School Day SAT,” they and their students should take advantage of the opportunity it gives to show excellence. Districts are measuring student performance on this April test and districts themselves are being measured by the state. So, it is eminently sensible for students to make their School Day…

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How to Improve Your LSAT Score

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a challenging assessment that helps determine a student’s eligibility to pursue a career in law. Offered four times a year in February, June, late September or October and December, the LSAT is an early, yet crucial step in the process of becoming a lawyer! If you have already…

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