Teaching to the Test for the ACT

Although the ACT is often overlooked, it may be a better test than the SAT for instruction and mastery. It's an equally good admissions test for all colleges across the country. Why do we think it's good...

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Teaching to the Test for the SAT

Our founder, Mark Greenstein, would like to speak to school administrators about teaching to the test. It's a good thing, so long as what's on the test is valuable to be learned. He explains why no one...

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Note-Taking Strategies for Students & Educators

There is a great debate among educators about whether notetaking is necessary – studies show we forget 40 percent of what we learn within 24 hours, even when it's written down. Yet, there is no generic solution to...

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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...

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For Private Counselors: The Beauty of “FYO”

Ivy Bound encourages private counselors to offer their students “Form Your Own” (FYO) classes for ACT or SAT. FYO is economical; the cost of an ACT/SAT class with a seasoned instructor is one-third to one-fourth the cost of private tutoring. For some students, it’s also the best way to lock in a study regimen. For private…

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