Gearing up for Junior Year

Published Thursday, June 30, 2011 by Katie

The infamous Junior Year. If you have just finished your sophomore year in high school, you must confront this ordeal in September. But, in reality, junior year is not that bad. Sure, you may be taking multiple APs, the SATs are right around the corner, and your parents and teachers are constantly stressing the importance of junior year grades. But, with a couple of tips, you can endure the various junior year challenges. 1. Take a vacation before junior year. Being such dedicated, hardworking students, chances are you have spent your summer doing something academic…. 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

Reducing Test Anxiety

Published Saturday, December 25, 2010 by Katie

Stress. It assaults the calmest of students in the worst of circumstances. Stress is a natural, but not insurmountable, challenge faced by all SAT test-takers. Using a few simple techniques, all students can learn to effectively and efficiently combat stress in all situations. Strategy 1: Tensing and Relaxing. This strategy is developed and explained in depth in Dr. Paul D. Nolting’s instructional text Math Study Skills Workbook, Your Guide to Reducing Test Anxiety and Improving Study Strategies. When using the tensing and relaxing method, first place feet on the floor, making sure the soles of… Continue Reading