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How to Get Your PSAT Score Report

Posted by Halle Edwards | Feb 21, 2021 12:00:00 PM

PSAT Info and Strategies

How do you get your PSAT score report? Can you view it online? The PSAT score report works a bit differently than your typical SAT or ACT report.

We will walk through how to get your report and what to do once you have it.

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When Do PSAT Scores Come Out? The PSAT Results Release Schedule

Posted by Dr. Fred Zhang | Feb 20, 2021 4:00:00 PM

PSAT Info and Strategies

The wait for PSAT results can be nerve-wracking. It's likely your first time taking an SAT-like test, and the PSAT can give you a sense of what range your final SAT score is likely to be. Plus, if you score high enough, there's a lot of potential scholarship money available.

So when is the wait over? When are PSAT scores released? In this guide, we explain when you'll get your PSAT results, walk you through the complete PSAT timeline, and offer some suggestions on what to do once you have your scores.

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AP Test Dates 2021: Complete Calendar

Posted by Halle Edwards | Feb 16, 2021 6:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Looking for the 2021 AP exam dates? We have the complete 2021 AP test dates as well as advice for getting through the busy May exam season. Keep reading to stay on top of your 2020-2021 study schedule and to get tips for dealing with the stress of endless AP tests!

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Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken: Meaning and Analysis

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 12, 2021 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Robert Frost is arguably one of the most well-known American poets of all time, so it’s not surprising that his work is taught in high schools and colleges across the nation. Because he’s so famous, chances are you’ve encountered “The Road Not Taken” before

We’re here to help you build a deeper understanding of “The Road Not Taken.” To help you learn what Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” poem is all about, we’ll cover the following in this article: 

  • A brief intro to the poet, Robert Frost
  • Information about the poem’s background
  • “The Road Not Taken” meaning
  • “The Road Not Taken” analysis, including the top two themes in the poem
  • The poetic devices in “The Road Not Taken” that you need to know

There’s a lot to talk about, so let’s get going!

 

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Maya Angelou's Still I Rise: Poem Analysis

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 10, 2021 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Maya Angelou is one of the most important literary figures in twentieth century American history. Her poetry is often included on reading lists for high school English courses, and it may even make an appearance on the AP Literature exam.

In this article, we’ll give you a full introduction to Angelou and her engaging poetry so that you’ll be equipped to analyze it all on your own. To do this, we’re going to guide you through a close analysis of one of Angelou’s most famous poems, “Still I Rise.”

To help you learn what Angelou’s “Still I Rise” poem is all about, we’ll cover the following in this article: 

  • A brief intro to the poet, Maya Angelou
  • “Still I Rise” poem background
  • The overarching meaning of “Still I Rise” 
  • The top three themes in the poem
  • The top two poetic devices in the poem

Are you ready to dive in? Then let’s go!

 

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Enneagram Type 3: The Achiever

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 10, 2021 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Driven, excelling, adaptable. If these words describe you, then there’s a chance you might be an Enneagram Type 3. 

Enneagram Type 3s are known as achievers. They’re the success-oriented trailblazers of the Enneagram—the folks you’ll find out there getting things done (and doing them well). 

If you want to learn more about what makes Threes tick, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll go over:

  • How to tell if you’re an Enneagram 3 (plus a quick quiz!) 
  • The top five things to know about being an Enneagram 3
  • What Enneagram Type 3 relationships are like  
  • The best Enneagram Type 3 careers 
  • The Enneagram Type 3 wings (Enneagram Type 3 wing 2 and Enneagram Type 3 wing 4)

Are you ready to learn about Enneagram 3? Then let’s begin!

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When Is the Next ACT Test Date?

Posted by Allen Cheng | Feb 7, 2021 3:00:00 PM

ACT Logistics

Here's the most updated info on when the next ACT test is happening and when you have to register.

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Enneagram Type 9: The Peacemaker

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Feb 5, 2021 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Looking into Enneagrams and want to know more about Enneagram Type 9? We're here to help! Read on to learn all about what Type 9s are known for, what they care about (and fear most), how to tell if you're a Type 9, the best Enneagram Type 9 careers, and how this type acts with friends, family, and when they're in love.

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Enneagram Type 6: The Loyalist

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 4, 2021 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you loyal, trustworthy, and responsible...kind of like a modern-day Frodo Baggins from Lord of the Rings? Would your closest friends describe you somebody that everyone can count on to get the job done?

If you’re thinking, “Yep, I’d totally be the one to get the Ring to Mordor,” then there’s a chance you might be an Enneagram Type 6! Like Frodo, Sixes are loyal to their convictions and their people, which is why they’re known as “the Loyalist.”

There’s a lot more to being a Six than just loyalty, though. We’ve written this article to help you gain a deeper understanding of the Enneagram 6 personality type. We’ll cover:

  • How to tell if you’re an Enneagram 6 (five question quiz included!) 
  • The top five things you should know about being an Enneagram 6
  • What Enneagram Type 6 romantic relationships are like  
  • The best Enneagram Type 6 careers 
  • The Enneagram Type 6 wings (Enneagram Type 6 wing 5 and Enneagram Type 6 wing 7)

Are you ready to learn all about The Loyalists? Then keep reading! 

 

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The 9 Enneagram Types: Which Are You?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Feb 2, 2021 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Enneagrams have exploded in popularity in recent years, and many people are eager to learn their Enneagram type and what it means. Once you've answered the question, "What Enneagram am I?" use this guide to learn about the 9 Enneagram types. In our Enneagram type descriptions, we go over major characteristics, as well as the top positive and negative personality traits. We also explain Enneagram wings and arrows, and how knowing your Enneagram can help you.

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When Is the May SAT? Should You Take It?

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Feb 1, 2021 7:51:00 PM

SAT Logistics, SAT General Info

May is a busy month for students with end of year exams, sports, and activities, but there is one more thing you might want to consider: taking the May SAT in your junior year. Taking the May SAT can help you boost your score and be competitive for early action or early decision at your top schools.

In this article, we'll go over everything you need to know about the May 2021 SAT, including registration deadlines, how to register, and when your scores can be expected to come out. We'll also go over some pros and cons to help you decide if this is the right test date for you.

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136 Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students

Posted by Justin Berkman | Jan 30, 2021 6:43:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Summer programs provide high school students with opportunities to explore their academic interests and spark new passions. They also allow high school students to get a taste of college life and meet other students from all over the world.

In this article, I'll provide a list of 136 colleges throughout the United States that host summer programs for high school students. Furthermore, I'll give you information about what pre-college summer programs are like and how you can select the right program for you.

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Ivy Day 2021: What Is It, When Is It, and What to Do Next

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jan 26, 2021 12:30:00 PM

College Admissions, College Info

If you've applied or are currently applying to Ivy League schools, you've likely heard the phrase "Ivy Day." Ivy Day, or Ivy Admissions Day, is when all the Ivy League schools announce their admissions decisions for regular decision first-year applicants. This year, Ivy Day is April 6, 2021. This date is slightly later than usual, and we'll explain why later on in the article.

Keep reading to learn more about what to expect on Ivy Day, how to predict future Ivy Day dates, and what to do with your admissions decision(s) once Ivy Day is over.

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How to Become an Accountant: Requirements and Advice

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 25, 2021 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Wondering how to become a CPA or an accountant? It can be a long process, but once you know the steps to take, you can focus on completing them quickly and expertly so you can start your dream job as quickly as possible. This guide will answer the following questions:

  • What do accountants and CPAs do?
  • How to become a CPA/How to become an accountant
  • How to become a CPA without a degree in accounting
  • How long does it take to become an accountant?
  • What are the accountant education requirements?
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The National Youth Leadership Forum: Should You Go?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 24, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Have you heard of the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF)? Perhaps you've heard that attending the NYLF is a great way to improve your chances of getting into top colleges, and you're wondering if that's true or not. Spoiler: If you're considering NYLF because you think it's prestigious, you'd be dead wrong. Keep reading to find out why.

This guide will explain what NYLF is, what its benefits and drawbacks are, and how you can decide whether or not you should participate in it.

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