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5 Easy Ways to Master Your Midterms

Congratulations! You’ve reached the halfway point of the halfway point of the semester. Unfortunately as a reward you’re now facing midterm exams. It seems just yesterday you were reading about them on your syllabi, enjoying how far off they seemed. Now, they’re staring you right in the face.

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Not to worry! Midterms aren’t as scary as they may seem. Well, most of them aren’t. There are a few key things you can do to make sure you do well on them and are on the right track to finish out the semester.

Keep Going to Class
Midterms time also happens to be the time when it’s most tempting to skip one or two (or more) classes. Don’t do it. Often the classes leading up to the midterm are full of review material that you’re definitely going to need to know. For those of you who have already been skipping class, now would be a good time to stop skipping, and start studying.

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Free SAT, ACT and PSAT Testing During Test Fest

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The Princeton Review also offers high school students an evaluation tool to help them determine if they will do better on the ACT or SAT. Called The Princeton Review Assessment (PRA), it helps you make the most of your options as more and more colleges and universities accept both exam scores.

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Applying for college can be extremely stressful. There are so many things to consider: SATs, ACTs, your GPA, writing essays for applications, asking for letters of recommendation. Here to help you find your way through the college application maze, is Rob Franek, the author of The Best 373 Colleges. Hosted by The Princeton Review, Franek is giving a free “Getting In” online seminar.

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The Benefits of Self-Regulated Learning

Learning a new skill can be difficult. Use this new technique next time you need to study!

I try to be a self-regulated learner. Self-regulated learners often do better on tests and assignments. They learn better and retain what they have learned longer. But what is a self-regulated learner?

A self-regulated learner is someone who takes charge of their own learning. A good example of a self-regulated learner is when a baby learns to sit up on his own. Nobody is sitting there, encouraging the baby and quizzing him on how to sit; he just does it himself. He is self-motivated and teaches himself how to do it. Another example is making a mock-exam before a test and quizzing yourself. Nobody told you to do that, but if you do, you will probably learn more from it and remember the material better than if you just went to a review session. Read the rest of this entry »



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College entrance and grad school exams are a thorn in the side of any college-bound student. But no matter how much you don’t want to take them, your desire to score well should be higher. The Princeton Review has long been a respected resource for students, as they offer top-notch study prep courses for a variety of exams.

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Kaplan Test Prep $300 Coupon for SAT, ACT and PSAT Courses

kaplan test prepAny high school student considering college needs to make sure that scoring well on college entrance exams is at the top of their priority list. These exams are one of the first steps to consider when preparing for college during high school. The SAT and the ACT are the two entrance exams that schools request scores for; depending on where you apply, one or both may be required. (Although more than 800 schools are eliminating SAT scores.)

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For students preparing to take college entrance exams, Kaplan is a fairly familiar name. Kaplan is the go-to resource for test prep. If you or your child is planning to take one of these tests soon, consider Kaplan before you need your number two pencils.

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How to Study for International Baccalaureate Tests

A lot of International Baccalaureate (IB) students wonder what the easiest way to study for IB tests is. I’ve heard a lot of juniors, who begin their testing this year, asking a few seniors how they studied for their first round of IB tests. Thinking about and hearing the students asking about studying for the tests really made me question the easiest way to study for the upcoming IB tests.

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is really only one way to study for the IB exams. There is no study guide or deck of flashcards you can use, but rather all your notes and materials teachers have given you over the past one or two years. Reviewing all major topics discussed in your classes and also little details your teacher more than likely pointed out as an important part of the topic is going to be the easiest way to prepare properly for the IB exams. Read the rest of this entry »



Top 5 Studying Tips For the High School Student

There is only one way to feel prepared for a test. I’m sure you all know that the best way to prepare yourself for a test is to study. Of course, studying can often be a very daunting or boring task, but I have thought of 5 tips in hopes to make studying a little less daunting/boring.

1. Know what will be on the test- One of the best things for you to do is to talk to your teacher about what will be on the test. Most of my teachers take a day (normally the day before) to go over a test and everything the test will cover. If your teacher does not do this, or if you want it before the actual review you will get in class, then go in and talk to your teacher before or after class or during a convenient time for both of you to get all the materials you need.

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2. Have all materials- Make sure when you finally sit down to study to have all your materials with you. Any books or notes you will need be sure to have them so you won’t have to stop in the middle of your study session to search for a book or a random page of notes you have seem to misplaced.

3. Don’t Cram- This is probably the most important tip I have. For some that have an amazing short term memory, cramming either right before the test or the night before the test works. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work for us all. Starting a few days before the test and going over a little bit each night (while covering what you did the night before) will allow you to better learn the materials and with a better understanding of the materials you are more likely to do better on the test. Also, not cramming allows for the information to be stored better in the long term memory and will allow for you to later access the information rather than sticking it in your short term and forgetting it as soon as you are done with the test.

4. Go somewhere comfortable- Being comfortable is key when studying. Go somewhere that you will be comfortable but also that will place you in conditions much like the conditions you will be in on the test day. Placing yourself in such conditions (that are similar to test day) will better allow for recall of information you studied while taking the test.

5. Get a group together- If you find it difficult to study alone, or just hate studying alone, then get a group together! Studying in a group has its benefits. If there are questions you have, then there will be other students available for you to discuss and answer your questions. While the problem with groups is that being with friends can lead to distractions and even not studying. So be sure you choose your group wisely, picking those you know will study and not cause distractions.

I hope these tips allow for more successful study time that will make you a better test taker!






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