Writing a College Essay Marks Education Brainstorming

Make the Most of Your College Essay Process

May 4, 2018, by

HOW DO YOU BRAINSTORM? It’s one of the most important questions to ask as you begin thinking about your college essay: Does my creativity thrive in a group, or am I more productive on my own? As a writing teacher, I have seen students transform essays through the collaborative processes of workshopping, peer review, and… Read more »


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Do I have to take the SAT/ACT test with the essay?

April 26, 2018, by

SAT/ACT Don’t Rule out the Essay, Yet! Are you wondering whether you really need to take the ACT or SAT essay? Must you add that burden to the over 3-plus-hour exam you are already taking (over five hours if you have extended time)? How many schools actually require the essay, anyway? You may have heard… Read more »


Planning and Preparing for SAT Subject Tests

How to Plan and Prepare for SAT Subject Tests

April 3, 2018, by

Planning and Preparing for SAT Subject Tests Spring is in the air! But with all the fun that warm weather brings, it also means crunch time for end-of-year testing. Before you know it, AP Tests and final exams will be here. Along with AP tests, finals, and the SAT or ACT, you may also be… Read more »



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Test Prep Tutoring Annual Report and Score Improvements

March 27, 2018, by

Dear parents, This is our tenth annual report, highlighting the results of the Marks Education Tutoring Division. We strive to give students and families the best possible personalized attention, and I am happy to report that our students continue to improve at several times the national average after tutoring.  Here are the details: final score improvements, college admission results from Counseling,… Read more »