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Balancing Homework and After-School Sports
06 January, 2020
Most afternoons my children come home from school with their backpacks loaded with homework assignments. They both play multiple sports, and it’s always an ongoing struggle to find a way to balance homework and after-school sports before bedtime. More often than not, it’s a losing battle. As a result, the kids are up late into the night, trying to finish those last math equations or study their spelling words. In the morning they wake up tired, only to start the cycle all over again. Many Kids
3 Tips to Help You Memorize Anything
09 September, 2019
You’ve probably had that stressful feeling before: you’ve got to memorize what feels like hundreds of dates, spellings, chemical equations or types of bones, and you have no idea how you’ll ever commit all those facts to memory. Butyou will. [http://www.noodle.com/7-hacks-scientifically-proven-to-help-you-ace-a-test]The good news is that memorization is not as hard as you think, and almost anyone can improve their memory with practice. In fact, there are severaleasy-to-use techniques [http://www
5 Things You Should be Doing the Week Before the Big Test
23 August, 2019
You spend months preparing for the SAT or ACT. You take endless practice tests, expand your vocabulary, brush up on your math, and generally pour countless hours (often in a class or with a tutor) into getting ready for the test. With all that time and energy spent, you want to do everything you can the week before the test to make sure you’re firing on all cylinders on the big day. So here’s a list of things you can do the week before the test to make sure you’re ready to go as test day approa
SAT History Subject Test
10 April, 2019
Series Overview Welcome to the third post in our SAT Subject Test series. Previous posts in the series can be found below: SAT Literature Subject Test [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2019/02/13/sat-subject-test-series-literature/] SAT Physics Subject Test [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2019/03/18/sat-subject-test-physics/] In this post, we will cover the SAT History Subject Test. Specs * 60 minutes * 90 questions * Covers American history from prehistory to the present * Pre-Columbia
Issue 2: Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler?
29 March, 2019
Welcome back to another edition of Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler, a weekly chance for parents to show their teens who’s boss or to lie to them that you lost on purpose. Maybe you’ll fare better here than with your NCAA bracket. This week’s edition features three questions that could appear on an ACT: one from Math and two from English. (Future editions will feature SAT questions, too.) As always, the Math question doesn’t require knowledge of a specific rule or formula, but, like the
SAT Subject Test Series - Physics
18 March, 2019
Welcome to the second post in our SAT Subject Test series. To read the first post about the SAT Literature exam, click here [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2019/02/13/sat-subject-test-series-literature/] . In this post, we will cover the SAT Physics exam. Specs * 60 minutes * 75 questions * Covers virtually all topics in Physics * Mechanics: 36-42% of questions * Electricity & magnetism: 18-24% * Waves & optics: 15-19% * Heat & thermodynamics: 6-11% * Modern physics (rela
How To Tutor With Integrity When Not Everyone Does
14 March, 2019
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President’s Day vs. Presidents’ Day: A Brief and Timely Lesson on the Apostrophe
15 February, 2019
Presidents’ Day? President’s Day? Presidents Day? You’ve probably seen all of them on various calendars and ads for seasonal sales. Which one is right? Actually, each can be considered grammatically correct, but each iteration conveys a slight difference in meaning. Is it any wonder then that students struggle with the apostrophe on the ACT and SAT? The good news is both tests limit the scope of apostrophes to possession on nouns and contractions on pronouns. That doesn’t mean apostrophes are e
SAT Subject Test Series - Literature
13 February, 2019
Series Overview Welcome to the first post in our SAT Subject Test series. In this series, you will learn everything you need to know about these cousins of the regular SAT. The Subject Tests — sometimes referred to as “SAT 2s” — are often required for admission to top-tier universities, but they are much less discussed in education circles and online.  They are hour-long multiple choice standardized tests, administered by the College Board, that test your knowledge of various common academic s
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11 February, 2019
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5 Smart Rules to Follow When You Register for the ACT or SAT
09 January, 2019
Now that the holidays are over and everyone is back in school, it’s time to make your winter and spring plans for the ACT or SAT. There are some common mistakes that many people make when registering for the actual test, so the first step in smart preparation is to follow these good rules. DON’T MISS THE DEADLINES Make sure you register early both to avoid the late fee and to guarantee a space at your preferred testing site. You don’t need the stress of a long drive or an unfamiliar site on te
What Are My Chances At Harvard Business School?
03 January, 2019
Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, Wharton and other top business schools have become so competitive that none can be called a target anymore, even if you have a 3.9 from Stanford, a high GMAT score and stellar work experience. As an MBA applicant, you may have heard that you should apply to some stretch schools, target schools and likely, or safety, schools. What does this mean and how do you go about it? In today’s super-competitive MBA application process, it’s a good idea to do your res