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10 Ways to Keep Your Brain In Shape Over Summer Vacation

By Maggie FlynnJune 15, 2010
Congratulations, Sparklers! Many of you are officially done with your school year and are enjoying the first weeks of your summer vacation. We understand that you need to watch TV for at least 6 hours a day. Just be sure to work in some mental ... More  →
10 Ways to Keep Your Brain In Shape Over Summer Vacation

How to Prioritize Your Final Exams

By Maggie FlynnJune 7, 2010
For many of you, the school year is just about over! Only one thing stands between you and those glorious days of sleeping in and working on your faux-tan: final exams. As you know, finals can be a major cause of stress. Finals week has you ... More  →
How to Prioritize Your Final Exams

10 Ways to Use Your SAT Prep After You Finish the Test

By Maggie FlynnJune 3, 2010
This Saturday is your last chance to take the SAT until the fall. For some of you, this will be your final experience taking the test. Once you get over the euphoria of putting the SAT behind you forever, you may think, That sure was ... More  →
10 Ways to Use Your SAT Prep After You Finish the Test

SAT Writing: Improving Paragraphs

By Maggie FlynnJune 2, 2010
Those of you planning to take the SAT this Saturday, read on: this post will help you prepare! We'll be wrapping up our series on the SAT Writing section with a look at Improving Paragraph questions. Improving Paragraph questions test your ability to critique both ... More  →
SAT Writing: Improving Paragraphs

SAT Writing: Improving Sentences

By Maggie FlynnMay 27, 2010
Now that we've reviewed Identifying Sentence Error questions, let's move on to a section of the exam that's a little less straightforward: Improving Sentence questions. Even if you've got your grammar rules down pat, these questions can be tricky. Here's an example: ... More  →
SAT Writing: Improving Sentences

SAT Writing: Identifying Sentence Errors

By Maggie FlynnMay 26, 2010
Your last chance to take the SAT before fall is coming up on Saturday, June 5, and if you're taking it, we want you to hit your target score! We've covered a lot of SAT topics here on the Test Prep Tutor Blog, and reviewing ... More  →
SAT Writing: Identifying Sentence Errors

Keeping Up Good Study Habits in College

By Maggie FlynnMay 19, 2010
In response to the recent post AP Exams Are Over, a few of you mentioned that you would be celebrating your completion of the tests by graduating high school—hurray! And even though we suspect that most of you will have few problems managing a college ... More  →
Keeping Up Good Study Habits in College

AP Exams Are Over: How Will You Celebrate?

By Maggie FlynnMay 14, 2010
Congrats, Sparklers: the AP Exams are OVER! While this isn't quite as exciting as the  start of summer vacation next month, those of you who took the exams likely feel that a heavy burden has been lifted—and not just because you no longer have to ... More  →
AP Exams Are Over: How Will You Celebrate?

AP Exam Brain Food

By Maggie FlynnMay 12, 2010
Welcome to week two of AP exams, Sparklers! Today we’d like to discuss a crucial component of success on your exams: what you eat during your snack break. By the time you finish the multiple choice portion of the exam, you’re likely to be tired, cranky, ... More  →
AP Exam Brain Food

Endurance Tips for AP Free Response Writing

By Maggie FlynnMay 7, 2010
In the next two weeks, many of you will undergo the yearly torture-fest—ahem, challenging test-taking experience—that is the AP Exams. Even if you’ve aced your practice tests and obsessively studied your flashcards for the past three months, you’ve still got a big task ahead of ... More  →
Endurance Tips for AP Free Response Writing