Marks Education Coronavirus Client Update

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We are here for you during these trying times. The coronavirus has brought us into uncharted territory in many respects. Parents and students understandably have questions about missed school, cancelled standardized tests and the college application process generally. The most important thing to keep in mind from a college admissions perspective is that admissions readers… Read more »

Preparing for the 2020 AP Chemistry Exam

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What is the AP Chemistry exam like? Like many things affected by COVID-19, this year’s AP Chemistry exam will be significantly different to exams of previous years. This year, instead of a 3-hr (or 4.5-hr extended time) written exam on a national exam day, students will take a 45-minute online AP Chemistry exam at home. … Read more »

General Tips for preparing for the 2020 AP Exams

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Tips to help you prepare for the 2020 AP exams. This week, the College Board provided further guidance on this year’s AP tests including dates and question types. As we continue to support our students adjust to the changing testing landscape, Marks Education tutors brainstormed tips for this year’s unusual exams. 1. Get the right… Read more »

Changes to Advanced Placement Exams for 2020

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UPDATE :The College Board has announced in a tweet that the 2020 AP exams will all be open book/open note and will test more thematic understandings In response to the school closures resulting from the coronavirus outbreak, the College Board has announced significant changes to AP exams this May.  This year the traditional in-school tests will… Read more »

The AP Government Test: What You Need to know and How to Prep

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Preparing for the AP Government TEST

Prepping for the AP Government Test Studying for the Advanced Placement Government Exam? Last year, the College Board redesigned the AP U.S. Government exam to reward a more nuanced understanding of the course material over rote memorization of facts.  The College Board also incorporated more primary source material.  To study for the exam in its… Read more »

Advanced Placement Exam Deadlines Approaching

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Make Sure You are Signed Up!   Although the timeline may vary depending on the school you attend, many students planning on taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the spring of 2020 need to be signed up for those exams by mid-November 2019.  Typically, students do not sign up themselves, but instead their schools sign… Read more »

I Can’t Believe That Happened During My Test!

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Wait, what happened? It is test day.  You have been preparing for your SAT/ACT for months.  You have completed countless practice sections and a practice test. You have gained confidence and developed strategies.  You are ready to rock the test! But then, the unexpected happens: just as the proctor tells you to begin, the marching… Read more »

Should I Take the Math 1 or Math 2 Subject Test?

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As we near the end of the school year, a lot of high schoolers are sweating over the question, “Should I take the Math 1 or Math 2 Subject Test?”

  As we near the end of the school year, a lot of high schoolers are sweating over the question, “Should I take the Math 1 or Math 2 Subject Test?” Both College Board tests are 60 minutes long; both are multiple choice, and both allow calculators.  Both tests also have 50 questions that go… Read more »

Five Things to Consider When Planning Your Summer Activities

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  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 »