Posts for Exam Strategies

Cheating On A Test: 11 Ways Cheaters Have Pulled It Off

Cheating on a test is common in high school and college. The higher up you go and the more advanced the material gets, the easier it is to rationalize your way to an artificially high score. However, as the old saying goes, doing so often means that you’re hurting no one else but you (and […]
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Standardized Tests: How To Manage Time Effectively

Standardized tests are perhaps the most hated academic tools around, not because people hate being assessed per se, but because they’re just burned out on them! From a very young age, it seems like someone is shoving a Scantron under your nose and telling you not to darken outside the circle. (At least that’s how […]
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SAT and ACT Week: The Ultimate Mind and Body Prep Ritual

Tutoring students for the SAT an ACT isn’t just a random assortment of meetings – it’s a process. Do yourself the world’s biggest favor and follow these 7 steps to better your SAT and ACT scores.


How To Fail Without Failing

Even if you’ve never heard the name Daniel Kahneman, you’ve probably heard of one of his principles — the pre-mortem exercise to determine failure before it happens. This procedure allows you to work around the variables that lead to failure, and to figure everything out before you’ve invested too much of your time and resources. […]
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What Speed Reading Critics Don’t Understand

The art of speed reading has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to apps like QuickReader, Outread, and, most recently, Spritz. We’re big fans of it around here, though it still hasn’t supplanted the more leisurely “reading for pleasure” pace when tackling the latest bestseller. But as a study device, you can’t beat it. Still, […]
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Brainstorming: How To Do It Effectively

Brainstorming can greatly improve your chances of mastering the writing portion on most standardized exams. The reason: more often than not, you’re on a time crunch. You have to think of a way to get your ideas organized and formed as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, most people have difficulty pulling this off. After all, not […]
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Procrastination: 7 Positive Ways To Put Things Off

Procrastination is considered a four-letter word in the realms of education. It’s often tied to late nights of working on a research paper the night before it’s due (because you didn’t start it until then) or saving all your study time for the five-minute cram session before the bell. While it can certainly hinder your […]
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Critical Thinking Essentials: Identifying Problems Without A Guide

A recent discussion on Quora asked the question, “What must every educated person know?” If ever there was an interrogatory that could get the debate flowing, that’s it! And the resulting discussions certainly didn’t disappoint. While whole books could be written on the subject — and many have been — we’d like to focus on […]
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10 Education Startups That Will Change The Way We Learn

With the rise of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), many in the world of education are signing on to the “sky is falling” belief that because things are about to change in a big way, it’ll be for the worst. But revisionists see things a little differently. Instead of looking at change as a bad […]
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6 Ways to Connect with Difficult Material

When prepping for any exam, you’re going to be faced with things you know, things you don’t, and information that is somewhere in between. The things you know aren’t worth the worry. But the rest is another story. That’s why we’ve compiled these 6 Ways to Connect with Difficult Material. Utilize these tactics for your […]
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