ROP

Published Friday, April 8, 2011 by Tarang

I was unable to follow the Mon-Wed-Fri schedule for the blog this week and missed Wednesday. I hope you are not too upset by my unpredictability as you drink a vat of steaming fresh coffee and tackle that pesky homework assignment. Most people love the security and comfort of a routine, and though they won’t admit it, many students find their school classrooms comforting. It gives them a sense of normalcy. Yet some students seek to learn outside of the classroom and gain hands-on experience. This need may not be satisfied simply by joining clubs… Continue Reading

Create your own major

Published Monday, April 4, 2011 by Tarang

Everyone craves freedom, and all students use phrases like “I want to do what makes me happy.” Majors are no exception. Earlier this blog covered how one might go about choosing a major in the series “A Major Decision.” However, if you feel stifled or limited by the already available majors at universities, you can create your own major. Now, I must caution you: creating your own major must be done with care due to university restrictions. Restrictions: 1. You are not allowed to create your own major if an already existing major satisfies your… Continue Reading

Upcoming Changes to the SAT

Published Friday, April 1, 2011 by Tarang

As you all know, the SAT has constantly changed itself over the years to stay alive. It went from being a 1600 point test to a 2400 point test in 2005. Instead of having only verbal and math, the SAT now has critical reading, math, and writing. The writing section includes an essay, which was not previously present. Also, the SAT added more focus on Algebra 2 in 2005 as well. Recently, the SAT has been feeling the pressure from rival standardized test ACT. The ACT also has a PSAT counterpart called PLAN, which is… Continue Reading

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


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