Further Changes to the ACT and SAT Announced

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College Board and the ACT announce more changes!   Both the College Board and the ACT announced further changes to future administrations of their tests this week. The College Board announced that it is cancelling the June 6 sitting of the SAT and SAT Subject tests but will offer tests in August, September, October, November… 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 »

College Planning and Social Distance

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College Planning and Social Distance

College Planning and Social Distance Living with the COVID-19 outbreak can feel like uncertainty overload: as we continue to track the changing college admissions landscape, we are dealing with a wide range of shifting circumstances—from testing changes to upended summer plans. Now more than ever, it’s important to focus on what you can control. And,… 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 »

Coronavirus News: What you Need to Know about College Admissions in a Strange Season

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  The outbreak of COVID-19, informally known as the Coronavirus, has uprooted plans around the world and, understandably, caused plenty of worry. For those in the midst of the college search and application process, this unexpected situation calls for the best antidote to anxiety—a well-informed plan! Here are a few key issues to keep in… 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 »

Six Tips for Conquering the AP Calculus Exams

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Ready for the AP Calculus Exam?   Although calculus has a reputation for being a grueling, demanding course, those who take the class often realize that it is one of the most exciting courses offered in high school. For many students, a calculus course is the first time that math feels like something more than… Read more »