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Managing Stress During College Application Season

By Rowa El-Tohami 1. Start (early). Starting is the hardest part of getting things done. Oftentimes, students are overwhelmed by thoughts of the application process, so they procrastinate on getting started with tasks but this will only lead to work...

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Heart of Algebra – Radical Equations and Extraneous Solutions

By Jeffrey Dalton Try to solve this sample SAT math question above. If you are a “savvy” test taker, then you might have noticed that the easiest way to solve it is to take the answer choices and substitute them...

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Studying the Arts at U.S. Universities

By Akshatha Achar The arts challenge us with different points of view, compel us to empathize, and give us the opportunity to reflect on the human condition. Pursuit of the arts at the university-level cultivates skills in both the practice...

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Tips for Improving Your Creative Writing

By Jackson Richard Creative writing can be a massive stumbling block for lots of students. After all, many students are conditioned from a young age to write analytically -- to deconstruct and describe what already exists. This can make it...

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The Importance of Increasing Novella Knowledge

By Sam Monroe The first few weeks of school is often the busiest time of year for students, with the first tests of the year to study for and countless new essays to write. Especially for those in their final...

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The Hardest Writing and Language Question Type on the SAT

By Jeffrey Dalton The first thing I teach students about the Writing and Language section is to look at the question they are solving and ask themselves “What’s changing in the answer choices?” The answer to this question will lead...

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Hale Star Interviewed on Talk FM

Innovative Hale student, Sanaa Carrimjee, was selected to be interviewed by Talk FM regarding her involvements and achievements in the entrepreneurial world. Sanaa recently participated in incubator program called LaunchX, where she and her group spent 5 intensive weeks developing...

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A Peak Into Canadian Applications

By Fiona Williams Interested in studying at a Canadian university? With six different time zones from west to east, Canada is a multicultural country that has a lot to offer. From the temperate climate of rainy Vancouver, to the bustle...

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Getting Back into the Swing of School – Application Season Edition

By Areesha Velani and Christopher MacNeil Are you a rising/current senior? How can you manage your time this academic year? Summer is ending and students are eager to get back to school. With the start of the school year comes...

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How to Choose the Right Calculator

By Patrick Fitz For many students, the math section of any standardized test is stressful. A supporting concern, less technical than logistical, is simple: what calculator to use? There are many on the market, and College Board and ACT Inc....

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Testing Accommodations on the SAT

By Jeffrey Dalton The SAT is a timed exam. Part of the difficulty of the test is the fact that students have only a limited amount of time in which to answer the questions. SAT courses and other test prep...

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Making the Best of Summer

By Christopher MacNeil and Akshatha Achar Summer is a time of relaxation, rejuvenation, and important family time for students who have put maximum effort into their school’s courses and extracurricular activities. Our education consultants believe that a summer vacation away...

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