Last time we covered all the big changes you can expect when you write the new SAT’s essay, and we promised that we’d get into the details very soon. As we’re humans of our word, here’s the skinny on how to make the most of the expanded timeframe and new rules.
As of March of this year, the new SAT’s essay portion has undergone a pretty thorough overhaul, but fear not, college-bound scholars! There’s lots of new stuff to learn and keep track of but, as always, we’ve got you covered.
We’ll start with a quick rundown of all the main things that will be different come test time, but rest assured we’ll be getting into the depths of the changes’ implications very shortly.
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Here’s a scenario just about everyone should be familiar with: you’re “getting ready” to “start” studying. So maybe you clean up your workspace. Maybe you make yourself something to eat now so you won’t get hungry later. Maybe just one more episode so you can really focus. We’ve all done it, and surely, we’ve all also suffered the inevitable aftermath—procrastination sucks, because it’s not even fun: while you’re procrastinating, you’re just anxious the whole time about the work you should be doing but aren’t doing, so really, just don’t do it. Get. It. Done. Continue reading →
The issue of technology and education has been a popular one for some time now, and it’s begun to raise the question, has the traditional classroom become a thing of the past? If we track the traditional classroom’s history, we’ll find that it had a lot to do with uniformity: 300 years ago, the British Empire thought it’d be handy to train all British subjects the same way so they all wrote in the same script, could read, and did math in their heads. All this was a great idea at the time and we owe much of our subsequent advancement to standardized schooling but times have changed, haven’t they? Continue reading →
Who knew posture had so much to do with doing well in school? We always think of an over-concern with something as seemingly unimportant as posture as secretly totally unhelpful and only pushed by cartoonishly tyrannical principals and spinsterish and bitter teachers (I learned everything I know from The Simpsons). But — turns out you’re doing yourself a favor if you forgo your usual study position amongst throw pillows or upside down in a chair (I don’t know how you usually study, I’m doing my best), and instead, seating yourself in a straight-backed chair.