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7 Things Every College Student Should Do to Succeed
08 May, 2019
Everyone knows how to succeed in college: Show up to class, master the material, earn good grades, and graduate. Simple, right? Of course, it’s more complicated than that. While most students know the broad outlines of what a successful higher-ed experience looks like, few discover until they’re fairly advanced in their college careers (if ever) the day-to-day tips and tricks that will help them achieve their goals. To help you advance along your learning curve, here are seven practices you ca
Issue 7: Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler?
03 May, 2019
Do you remember whom Ross cheated with when he and Rachel were “on a break”? Your high schooler probably can tell you. Friends is huge among teens, and most can recite chapter and verse of every episode. But do you think they know what a check register is? Welcome to the Throwback Issue of Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler, a chance every week to take a nostalgic stroll with the ACT and SAT. This week, however, pays tribute to the days of future past on both tests. The Math question is i
Issue 6: Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler?
26 April, 2019
Welcome back! This week’s edition features something new and different: an ACT English with an actual question. In past issues, all of the questions based on the ACT English/SAT Writing have just featured an underlined portion and four answer choices. Test-takers have to decide whether to keep the underlined portion as is (NO CHANGE) or to pick a different choice to correct an error. In this week’s issue, you’ll see an actual question that asks whether to move an underlined portion to a better
SAT Math 2 Subject Test
22 April, 2019
Series Overview Welcome to the fourth 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/] SAT U.S. History Subject Test [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2019/04/10/sat-history-subject-test/] In this post, we will cover the SAT Math 2 Subject Test Specs
What To Expect When You're Expecting a Junior: A Cheat Sheet for Parents of Sophomores
22 April, 2019
Spring has finally sprung, and it won’t be long before a young sophomore’s thoughts turn to junior year and all of the standardized tests that that year will bring. For parents of sophomores, the prospect can be daunting. The array of standardized tests is overwhelming, even for those parents who’ve been through the process already. This brief overview should help identify the what and when on the testing horizon. Pre-ACT, PSAT Many states, districts, or schools purchase practice tests from
Issue 5: Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler?
19 April, 2019
Is there any better marker of adulthood than filing your taxes? If you owed money to the IRS this year, this week’s chance to pretend you’re a teen again should be a sweet escape from the pain. This week is devoted to all grammar, showcasing questions that could appear on either the ACT English or the SAT Writing. On either the ACT or SAT, you’re rarely given an actual question, just an underlined portion and three other options. You have to determine whether the underlined portion is correct
Climbing the Academic Ladder: Moving From Undergraduate to Graduate School
18 April, 2019
You have finished your undergraduate program; if you aren’t already searching for a job, you are likely getting ready for graduate school. As you prepare for the grad school journey, understand that this new level of education will be quite different. You will conduct extensive research, read voraciously, and write more than you ever have, but the rewards of earning a graduate degree are invaluable. Graduate school opened my mind in ways I could not imagine, and after graduation, I landed my dr
Issue 3: Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler?
05 April, 2019
It’s time again for another edition of Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler, a weekly chance for parents to experience the world of the ACT and SAT. In fact, today’s SAT looks very different from the one any parent would have taken. This week’s edition features two questions that could appear on an SAT to give you an idea of its current reboot. The grammar question below would be found on the SAT’s Writing section, a multiple-choice section that tests grammar and is not to be confused with t
Did You Ask the Teacher? Supporting Students When They Won't Seek Help
28 March, 2019
Opportunities for learning are everywhere — both inside and outside of the classroom. As parents, coaches, and teachers, we want our students to be able to take advantage of these opportunities. Part of that objective is to support them to be effective advocates for their own learning. My three-year old son is pretty good at this. If he needs help, he will take my hand and lead me somewhere (to the cookie jar), ask for “assistance” (yes, he really uses this word, especially when trying to jump o
Does College GPA Matter When Looking For A Job?
25 March, 2019
You’ve been studying all week for tomorrow’s exam. While scoring below an A on one college test isn’t the end of the world, it may affect your grade point average — which you’ve been working tirelessly to keep up sincemiddle school [https://www.noodle.com/schools/middle-school_school_level]. You knowGPA matters [https://www.noodle.com/articles/the-importance-of-the-gpa-in-college-admissions] because it’s enabled you to get here. So, how important is it to your job prospects? The role your GPA
Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler?
22 March, 2019
Do you ever watch your teenagers study for a standardized test and feel relieved it’s them and not you? Or maybe you look at a less-than-perfect score and think these tests just can’t be that hard? Now’s your chance to walk in their shoes and prove your mettle. Welcome to the inaugural edition of Are You Smarter Than Your High-Schooler?No bribing of proctors or sailing coaches allowed. Here are two questions your high schooler could see on an ACT, one from the English and one from the Math. (F
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