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Re-evaluating the SAT Versus ACT Decision

February 14, 2019, by

Which test is better for you?   Marks Education is re-evaluating how we advise students on the SAT vs. ACT decision, in light of inconsistencies with the College Board curves for the June and October 2018 SATs and for the October 24, 2018 administration of the PSAT. Check out the score conversion tables on the… Read more »

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Five Things to Consider When Planning Your Summer Activities

February 8, 2019, by

  Planning for summer activities!   It’s the dead of winter, so of course you’re thinking about summer! Many students ask us how their summer activities fit into their overall educational planning. Here are five suggestions from the Marks Education Counseling Team: Time to give back: Summer is a great time for service work. Wondering… Read more »

Meditation Three-part Series: Part Three

January 23, 2019, by

In our final third part, Sara Plunkett talks about her favorite meditation app, Stop, Breathe & Think. Stop, Breathe & Think is a great app for beginning or continuing your meditation practice, especially for those who need a bit of direction. Its user-friendly interface will guide you to the perfect meditation for the given moment…. Read more »

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The New Early Decision: Plan for a Changing Landscape

January 18, 2019, by

Early Decision numbers break records again. As several recent news stories have announced, 2018 has been yet another record-breaking year for early decision college applications, with many schools seeing their early application numbers increase by twenty percent or more. And this trend is likely to continue. It’s time to acknowledge that the landscape has shifted:… Read more »

Meditation Three-part Series: Part Two

January 9, 2019, by

In our second part, Sarah Newport talks about her favorite meditation app, Calm.   The benefits of meditation can’t be overstated. Studies show that regular meditation practice reduces stress, anxiety and other mental health issues such as phobias, depression and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. It promotes positive thinking, increases attention span and focus, reduces memory loss, fights… Read more »