College Counselors: How to Pick the Best One for Your Child

Each year, the competition for college admission becomes more competitive and the process becomes more confusing, both for parents who have “been there before” and parents unfamiliar with the US educational system.  Where do you start? How can you maximize your...

10 BEST BRAINSTORMING PROMPTS FOR THE COMMON APPLICATION ESSAY

To write a great common application essay, you have to think about yourself in a way you never have before. You have to reflect on your past, your experiences, and yourself. If that just sounds dreadful, try answering the ten questions below. I guarantee, one will...

HOW TO WRITE A THESIS STATEMENT IN FOUR EASY STEPS

Everyone knows that a good thesis statement is clear, specific, and focused. It draws the reader’s attention to your topic and announces your perspective on the topic. But while teachers often tell you what to put in your thesis statement, they don’t always tell...

THESIS STATEMENT FORMULA FOR AP ENGLISH RHETORICAL ANALYSIS ESSAYS

A good thesis statement presents your topic to the reader and indicates how you will interpret the significance of the subject matter discussed in your essay. Think of it as a kind of road map, designed to help the reader know what to expect in the essay. But an AP...

THE ESSENTIAL AP GUIDE TO ETHOS, PATHOS, AND LOGOS

The goal of argumentative writing is to persuade your audience that your ideas are convincing. Basically, there are three ways of doing this: You can convince your reader that your authority is indisputable (ethos) You can convince your reader by appealing to his...

How to Get 800 on the SAT Reading

If you think the SAT Reading test is designed to trick you, you're right. It is. But if you know what the tricks are and where in the text they are likely to occur, you can optimize your score. Below you will find the 16 best strategies for success on the SAT...

How to Master Your 504 or IEP Meeting

504 and IEP meetings can be intimidating. After all, the school officials are the putative experts, and you but a parent who has spent many sleepless nights worrying about you child and wondering how she or he can get a fair shake in school. While the Individuals...

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