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5 Female Tutors Who Empower MBA Applicants
23 March, 2020
When veteran Noodle Pros tutor Lisa Liberati heard that 60% more men than women took the GMAT in 2019, she had two words: “It’s insane.” In 2018, the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business made history [https://poetsandquants.com/2018/07/23/usc-marshall-first-major-b-school-to-reach-gender-parity/] by being the first major U.S. business school to reach gender parity. With 52% female and 48% male students enrolled in its incoming class, the school set a precedent for the
Issue 20: Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler?
22 January, 2020
Happy New Year, and welcome back to 2020’s first edition of Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler?, a regular chance for parents and other adults to test how well they’d do on sample questions inspired by those on the ACT and SAT. In this week’s issue, the two Math questions and two grammar questions share a theme: simplicity. On the ACT English or SAT Writing and Language, students can mistakenly assume that the test writers want florid, verbose writing. In reality, both exams prize precisio
Get The Most Out of Your College Recommendation Letter
09 January, 2020
Teacher recommendations are an important component of your college admissions package. Getting good recommendations requires picking the right recommenders and asking them the right way; more goes into this process than you might think! Think you are ready to ask for a college recommendation letter? Not without these tips. Give Yourself Enough Time First of all, it’s important to think about the timing of your requests. You want to make sure your teachers have at least 4-6 weeks to take care of
Issue 15: Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler?
09 August, 2019
It’s August and it doesn’t seem right to be thinking about school and the fall. But even the symphony of the late-summer cicadas can’t seem to drown out the shrill ads for back to school sales, and in some parts of the country, school begins as early as this week. Other parts of the country won’t start until after Labor Day, which seems fair since those same students got out only shortly before the Fourth of July. Regardless of what defines your summer break, it’s always a good time to do some
Going to Business School with a Family (Part Three)
30 July, 2019
Don’t forget to readPart One [http://www.noodle.com/articles/when-getting-the-mba-is-a-family-affair-part-one] andPart Two: Opportunities [http://www.noodle.com/articles/when-getting-the-mba-is-a-family-affair-part-two] of this article for comprehensive advice on going to Business School with your partner. It’s critical to research what you can expect from a particular B-School and what the experience will be like. The next step is to find a business school that makes you feel at home and at ea
Why Higher SAT Scores Don’t Mean Boys Are Better At Math
29 July, 2019
When the College Board released data on the updated 2016 SAT,the results [http://www.aei.org/publication/2016-sat-test-results-confirm-pattern-thats-persisted-for-45-years-high-school-boys-are-better-at-math-than-girls/] raised some hackles. For more than 40 years, girls have consistently received lower test scores in math than boys on the SAT, a standardized assessment designed to measure reasoning skills and gauge preparedness for college. This trend is documented in an analysis of four decad
Issue 14: Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler?
26 July, 2019
Welcome back to another issue of Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler, a regular chance for parents to feel grateful it’s them and not you facing the SAT or ACT. In summer, however, what adult feels bad for teenagers? Their lives look pretty great from the vantage of the workaday world. But no need to go all Freaky Friday about it: just answer correctly 3 questions based on those that could appear on the SAT and appreciate your advanced years. [quiz-cat id=”6939″]
Expert Tips for Getting Your Executive MBA
24 July, 2019
Getting anExecutive MBA [https://www.noodle.com/mba/executive-mba-programs](or EMBA) can change your life. It can jumpstart your career, facilitate a promotion, or ease a shift from one job (or even one career path) to another. But since EMBA candidates often pursue their degrees later in life than their MBA counterparts — and since they need to continue working while they earn their degrees — this educational path presents a unique set of time and money management challenges. Here are some hac
Engaging Historical Fiction for Middle Schoolers
10 June, 2019
From Ancient Egypt to the Great Depression, these stories will bring different eras of history alive and spark your child’s interest in learning about the past. “The Midwife’s Apprentice” [http://www.amazon.com/Midwifes-Apprentice-Karen-Cushman/dp/0547722176/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1419280540&sr=1-1&keywords=the+midwife%27s+apprentice] by Karen Cushman This Newbery Medal–winning book tells the story of Alyce, a homeless girl in medieval England who becomes a midwife’s apprentice. Alyce a
The 11 Social-Emotional Skills Every Kid Should Have
07 June, 2019
When I think about a superhero, I imagine someone who is strong, resilient, and honest. Someone who cares about others and is willing to stand up for what she believes in. These skills, this understanding of values that help us build meaningful relationships with those around us, are part of a field referred to as social-emotional learning. There isincreasing research [https://www.noodle.com/articles/why-emotions-are-integral-to-learning-mary-helen-immordino-yang] that non-academic skills relat
Issue 11: Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler
06 June, 2019
Welcome back to another edition of Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler, a regular chance for adults to experience the world of standardized testing without having to use a number two pencil. Many students may have taken the SAT or ACT in June, and they easily could have seen questions similar to this week’s offerings. Can you get these right? Standard reminders and disclaimers: On either the ACT English or SAT Writing, most questions lack an actual question, and instead feature just an un
Issue 9: Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler
20 May, 2019
Happy Friday! Many high schoolers finished AP exams this week, so their brains are probably fried. This could be your best chance yet to beat them in this week’s sample SAT questions. Standard reminders and disclaimers: On either the ACT English or SAT Writing, most questions lack an actual question, instead just feature an underlined portion and three other options. You have to determine whether the underlined portion is correct as written (NO CHANGE) or choose a different option to correct t