If you want to get better grades with less studying, Active Recall is the more effective studying technique you can use. If you reread the book, rewrite notes, or listen to lectures again to study, you’re doing it all wrong.Read More
Taking at least 3-4 practice is crucial because the only way to boost your score is to categorize the types of problems you get wrong, learn how to recognize them, and do them correctly the next time around.Read More
Spaced repetition is a scientifically-proven superior studying technique. Use it properly, you’ll study less and remember more and stressing for final exams will be a thing of the past.Read More
Focusing on your lowest scores first should go without saying. It's much easier to raise a score from 500 to 600 than from 600 to 700, and the rewards are much greater. Here's why.Read More
Students often ask me what they should do to prepare for fall classes. Simple: get the textbook and start working ahead.Read More
Decide how long you’re going to study.
Put your phone in Airplane Mode.
If you need your laptop, use a separate Internet browser.
Organize your study space before you start.
Force yourself through the first 8 minutes.
You could manually score your SAT using the answer keys provided with each exam on CollegeBoard's website, but CollegeBoard has created a great app called "Daily Practice for the New SAT" that lets you take a photo of your bubble answer sheet and it gives you back an overall score with further breakdowns by category.Read More
The SAT is not rocket science. It is a predictable, pattern-driven exam that consistently tests the same skills and aptitudes. Good strategy, practice with timing, recognizing patterns, and filling in knowledge gaps are surefire ways to boost scores. This series of articles details how we prepare students for the SAT.Read More
Studying in different places improves test scores by subconsciously providing the brain with more cues to pair with the information being learned, which helps retrieval come test day.Read More
Students should use gray paper for homework and taking notes because it improves focus, concentration, and learning. No more disruptive blue lines running across your bright white paper. Who came up with that standard anyway?Read More