Prepping for the AP Government Test Are you studying for the Advanced Placement Government Exam? Reading up on the separation of powers and Federalist 51? Marks Education has compiled four tips to help you get your best score. First, the basics: 1. Know the format of the exam and what to expect AP US Government… Read more »
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The 2023 AP Calculus Exams
Ready for the AP Calculus Exam? There are two Advanced Placement Calculus courses for high school students, AB and BC, and most schools offer both. This year, both AP Calculus exams are offered on May 8th. The Nuts and Bolts of the AP Calculus Exams Before you begin studying for an AP Calculus exam, let’s… Read more »
What do Your PSAT Scores Mean?
Marks Education breaks down what your PSAT results mean and how you can use them. This month, most high school sophomores and juniors will receive the results of the PSAT they took in October. For many juniors, receiving their PSAT results marks the beginning of a concerted push to get ready for the SAT or… Read more »
Top 6 Tips and Tricks for Getting a Top Score on the GRE
Thinking about taking the GRE? Read over this list of the most important things to know about the GRE as well as some expert tips and tricks to help with studying and getting a top score. 1. Focus on what matters most The GRE has seven sections, but only four of them really matter. After… Read more »
2021-22 Admissions Data and Trends Part 2: Making the Most of Your Application Process
The background on this past admissions cycle given in our last post suggests at least three things for college applicants: engagement with universities before you apply is now more important than ever; the thoroughness of your college research is also more important than ever; and, while test scores remain optional for most schools, it’s still… Read more »
It’s Not Summer Without Preparing for the SAT or ACT!
Do your summer plans include SAT or ACT preparation? Ah, summer: beaches, barbecues, baseball, buckling down to prep for the SAT or ACT. Wait, what? While preparing for the SAT or ACT may not be the first thing on high schoolers’ minds when school gets out, getting a jump on standardized test prep in the… Read more »
Skipping Questions on the GRE: A Key Strategy
Part One: How can Skipping Questions on the GRE Help You? Skipping difficult and time-consuming questions and returning to them later is one of the most important strategies to use on the GRE, but it’s one that makes many students anxious. It often feels like a failure or an admission of defeat, and that… Read more »
Getting Stressed by AP Classes Already This year? A Few Tips to Help!
AP classes don’t have to be stressful! We’re only approaching the third month of school, but for many, it already feels like crunch time. For Honors and AP students especially, the first couple of tests can be a big wake-up call and a reminder of the difficulty level of AP classes and the expectations of… Read more »
A Primer on the HSPT and SSAT for Parents
What are the HSPT and the SSAT? Are they Different? Many students applying to independent high schools are required to take standardized tests as part of the admissions process. In the Washington, DC area, many Catholic high schools require the High School Preparation Test (HSPT), while many secular schools require the SSAT or ISEE. (Note:… Read more »
Tips for Peak Performance on Test Day
How to maximize your performance when taking the SAT or ACT! As you enter the final stretch of your SAT or ACT preparation, make sure to review what you should be doing the week before, the night before and the day of the final exam. Don’t let a forgotten admission ticket or a late photo… Read more »