In Real Life

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by Tarang

Update: New blog posts every Mon-Wed-Fri. I will try my best to meet this schedule. Remember to leave comments and share your thoughts and ideas! YouTube’s popular vlogger Natalie (Username: “communitychannel”) asks the question you’ve all been dying to know. When will I use what I learn in real life? You actually do math problems all the time- just not in the format that you see in school. You use math when you buy groceries, fill up gas, or try to save money for a new car. Also, you use algebra and calculus heavily in… Continue Reading

Throughout society and in life…(Part 2)

Published Monday, March 28, 2011 by Tarang

Last time we left off, you hopefully gained a good understanding of being concise and logical. Now, you must focus on the examples that you will specifically use in the essay. A good place to focus your attention first is the literary example. The literary example should always be strong because it is very specific: you are choosing a specific book and referencing certain events in the book. This sort of detailed evidence should boost your essay, but you must make sure the book is relevant to the prompt. Things to consider: 1. Books that… Continue Reading

Throughout society and in life… (Part 1)

Published Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by Tarang

Many students feel increased anxiety when attempting to write the SAT essay. The task is simple enough, but the process is involved. It must also be completed in under 25 minutes and achieve the following: flow logically, be organized, and persuade. Unlike analytical essays, the SAT essay is testing how well you can prove your point providing concrete examples and evidence. While students of Excel are given a format to follow which can greatly help them organize their essay, they are still responsible for providing their own content to fill in that format. Another aspect… Continue Reading

You and the World

Published Monday, March 21, 2011 by Tarang

College has changed me as it changes everyone, hopefully for the better. One of the most valuable lessons I learned in college was that I should always stay up-to-date with current events. As a science major, I should be aware of some of the science behind what I see in the news. In high school, I was not always fully aware of what was happening with the world. This changed when I entered UC Berkeley, and I am glad for it. One class that helped me along the way was a class called Physics for… Continue Reading

Movies go nerd!

Published Friday, March 18, 2011 by Tarang

As a high school student, you must be tired of studying all the time. You must be waiting for Friday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2LRROpph0 Jokes aside, check out some new movies which will get you thinking: Source Code derives its name from text written in computer programming language. While the movie probably doesn’t explore computer programming language in-depth, hopefully it will be a good influence on your watching experience. The movie allows the viewer to explore ideas of time travel and technology. The Adjustment Bureau explores concepts of fate, free will, religion, and politics. Get your brain reeling… Continue Reading


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