Archive for June, 2012

Getting Extended Time on the SAT and ACT: Accommodations for Students with Learning Disabilities

While college entrance exams are stressful for most high school students, the SAT and ACT can be particularly daunting for students with learning disabilities. Fortunately, students who take the proper steps can ensure that they receive all of the proper accommodations on the SAT or ACT. This article will explain to students the steps they will need to take to receive accommodations on the SAT or ACT and how they can make the most of those accommodations in order to maximize their standardized test scores. Continue reading ‘Getting Extended Time on the SAT and ACT: Accommodations for Students with Learning Disabilities’

How to Manage Summer Reading and Homework

During the summer no kid wants to hear the word “homework.” Unfortunately, it is becoming more and more common for teachers to assign summer work, putting pressure on kids to manage their time and get down to business during their two months of freedom. Here are some tips to make summer homework painless. Continue reading ‘How to Manage Summer Reading and Homework’

Does Affirmative Action Still Exist in College Admissions?

Editor’s Note: This article is the fourth in our four-part series Demographic Factors in College Admissions

This question has become increasingly more difficult to answer.  According to a study performed by Princeton Professor Thomas J. Espenshade, the admissions advantage for underrepresented minority groups can be quite substantial.  However, the reasons for the leg-up in the admissions process are both multifaceted and confusing.  This article will undertake the task of unraveling and analyzing affirmative action as it has evolved today. Continue reading ‘Does Affirmative Action Still Exist in College Admissions?’