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

Facebook Competition!

Published Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by Tarang

Hello all students! Are you ready to win some awesome prizes? Dying to express yourself on the internet? Just follow these simple rules and get entered into Excel Test’s Facebook Competition: 1. Subscribe to www.facebook.com/exceltestprep (if you haven’t already done so) 2. The competition is open from today 3/15/2011 to 3/31/2011. Winner will be decided by the first week of April. 3. Write on the Excel Test Prep Facebook wall: a haiku about SATs and SAT prep. It needs to be funny, clever, poetic, and basically awesome. Make sure to head your wall post by… Continue Reading

The Night Before

Published Thursday, March 10, 2011 by Tarang

Sleep is a fickle thing. Some of us find it when we are least expecting it; often encountering this whimsical friend in the middle of the day. Some of us enjoy it for the maximum number of hours we get. Some of us do not want it as it impedes on our fun and frolic. Finally, some of us desperately crave it but are unable to get it because our brains are filled with thoughts and worries. This may be you, kiddies, on the night of March 11th. March 12th is the day you will… Continue Reading


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