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 »

Your PSAT Scores and What They Mean

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What does your PSAT score Mean. Understanding your PSAT scores

What do Your PSAT Scores Mean? This week, most high school sophomores and juniors will receive their PSAT  results.  For many juniors, receiving their PSAT scores marks the beginning of a concerted push to get ready for the SAT or ACT.  Other juniors may have already begun the test preparation process.  For sophomores, PSAT scores… Read more »

Major Changes Coming to the ACT

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You’ve never seen the ACT like this!   Yesterday,  the ACT announced three major changes to the administration and reporting of the test starting in September 2020.  First, students will have the option of online testing in addition to paper testing. Second, the ACT board will offer superscore reporting to colleges.  Finally, and perhaps most… Read more »

Time Management Tips for the New School Year

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Get back in the swing of things with these time management tips!   A new school year has arrived, and with it an opportunity to be more organized than last year!  To help students make good use of the precious time they have, we would like to share some time management techniques our students have… 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 »

Re-evaluating the SAT Versus ACT Decision

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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 »

Meditation Three-part Series: Part Three

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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 »