A Foolproof Way To Increase Your Critical Reading Score

Published Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Adam

If you’re having a hard time with the SAT, I’ll bet Critical Reading is your biggest source of pain. It’s the section that we at Excel see people struggling with the most, and it’s easy to see why. Grammar and math consist of complicated but concrete rules that you can break down into recognizable patterns and strategies. Critical Reading is a different ball game. It asks you for abstract thinking, knowledge of archaic vocab, and a high tolerance for boring writing. So if you’ve practiced and practiced and you’re still not seeing an upswing in… Continue Reading

College Bound Books

Published Monday, June 13, 2011 by Tarang

Most people would rather watch The Hangover Part 2 than be caught reading during summer. Summer is a time for blockbuster movies and water parks, but some of you might want to catch up on light reading. While your teacher might define “light reading” as a quick catch-up on Jane Austen, your time before college might be well-spent reading fun books on college advice. Get tips and the truth on the college experience. Learn what to expect and what to watch out for. 1. The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into… Continue Reading

Read this and re-wire your brain!

Published Friday, June 4, 2010 by Dave

Nicholas Carr is an author whose most recent book is called The Shallows, What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. It’s based on an article he wrote in 2008 that catapulted him to fame (author fame, at least). That article, Is Google Making us Stupid?, is a must-read for anyone who has spent time wondering if surfing the web is affecting our ability to immerse ourselves in a book or lengthy article. Carr’s answer: It most certainly is. Surfing the internet, he says, has profound implications on our critical reading capacity. Yes, Critical Reading…… Continue Reading