The College Essay In The Time Of Covid-19

The College Essay in the time of Covid-19

It’s safe to say that the summer of 2020 isn’t going as planned. Perhaps you had an internship that was cancelled or switched to online. Maybe you had planned to attend a residential education program on a college campus or work in a science lab. Maybe you were planning on…

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The Tools You Need To Optimize Your Test Prep

The tools you need to optimize your test prep

“I’m just not a good test taker.” We’ve all heard this phrase tossed around before. Many think that standardized test scores are stamped right there on our DNA strands, some of us with a natural propensity to achieve and others left without a paddle.  And while, sure, some students might…

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Building The Foundation For SAT/ACT Success

Building the foundation for SAT/ACT success

“When driving to school, my dog Lucky always joins me in the backseat.” … I think we’d all agree that the sentence above is adorable, and the image of a dog refusing to let her owner go to school alone brings us a great deal of joy. However, it unfortunately…

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Preparing For Graduate School Tests

Preparing for Graduate School Tests

  • Kristi Carey, Nitin Chopra, M.B.A., M.D., Ph.D., Geoff Kalan, M.B.A., Sean Byrne, Jon Greenberg
  • Test Prep

MCAT. LSAT. GRE. GMAT. Just when you thought standardized tests were behind you, just a few letters seem to stand in the way of you and your dream career. Especially in these months of social distancing, take advantage of some of your extra time and focus on preparing for life…

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To Essay Or Not To Essay?

To Essay or Not to Essay?

Should I Register for the SAT or ACT with the Essay or Without? This is the second most popular question we get asked, right behind "Should I take the ACT or SAT?" The good news for most students is that the essay section of these two tests is of little…

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Carnegie Prep’s Grade A Midterm Study Tips

Carnegie Prep’s Grade A Midterm Study Tips

It’s that super special time of year again. Just yesterday, you were at Staples deciding between purple tie dye spiral-bound or classic black and white composition notebooks. It seems like you’ve only just memorized your class schedule, and now here you are, eating stale holiday candy and preparing for… MIDTERMS…

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Carnegie Prep’s Top 5 Strategies: SAT Reading

Carnegie Prep’s Top 5 Strategies: SAT Reading

So you’re going to take the SAT: whether it’s your first time or your fifteenth, our top strategies will help give you an edge on your next sitting. These are just some of the little nuggets of wisdom that our tutors and teachers pass on to Carnegie Prep students. Our…

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Carnegie Prep’s Top 5 Strategies: SAT Math

Carnegie Prep’s Top 5 Strategies: SAT Math

The style of questions offered on both the calculator and no calculator sections of the SAT Math are, simply put, unlike most math questions you’ve seen in school. Interestingly, though, most students have actually moved beyond the type of math tested on these sections at least a year prior to taking…

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