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 »

Writing College Essays that Count

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  Spotlight on New Undergraduate Majors Throughout the college essay and application process, we think a lot about how you can make a lasting impression by differentiating yourself. But it is important not to forget that colleges are trying just as hard to impress you: to stand out from other schools by highlighting unique strengths,… Read more »

Class of 2019 Early Application Results

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Tweet Congratulations to the Class of 2019! We’ve had a busy and productive application cycle at Marks Education. The changing landscape in admissions has shown the importance of our comprehensive, tailored counseling and tutoring support for students in the D.C. metropolitan area and around the country, as well as overseas. We have enjoyed working with… 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 »

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 »

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 »

The New Early Decision: Plan for a Changing Landscape

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Early Decision numbers break records again. As several recent news stories have announced, 2018 has been yet another record-breaking year for early decision college applications, with many schools seeing their early application numbers increase by twenty percent or more. And this trend is likely to continue. It’s time to acknowledge that the landscape has shifted:… Read more »