TUESDAY TIPS; 3/26/19

Published Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by Tifinie

  SAT SUBJECT TEST SERIES:  INTRODUCTION Post 1 of 6 The SAT Subject Tests are created by Educational Testing Service, which is paid for by the College Board.  It is the only national admission test that the student can choose the subject they want to test in to highlight their strengths and interests.  The Subject Tests measure a student’s ability to apply knowledge and skills in a particular high school subject area.  There are five areas that they offer exams for:  Mathematics, Science, English, History, and Foreign Languages.  Students who score high on specific foreign language… Continue Reading

TUESDAY TIPS; 3/5/19

Published Tuesday, March 5, 2019 by Tifinie

THE ACT The ACT is a nationally administered exam that helps colleges select candidates for enrollment by evaluating a student’s knowledge of academic subjects.  The ACT tests a student’s academic abilities in English, math, reading, science, and writing (with an optional essay).  The duration of the exam is 3 hours and 35 minutes and is divided into 4 sections.  A perfect score on the ACT is 36 points, which is based on the average of the 4 sections.  Unlike the SAT, the ACT includes a science section and is a beneficial exam to take for… Continue Reading

EASY SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS GRADUATING 2020+

Published Friday, January 25, 2019 by Tifinie

  ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN THE YEAR 2020 AND LATER: A new program has been established that offers students a chance to be awarded College Board Opportunity Scholarships.  It was designed to help guide students through the college-admissions processes and motivate them to tackle the intimidating obstacles presented to aspiring college students.  There are 6 steps to follow to qualify for a series of scholarships.  Completing all 6 steps makes you eligible for a $40,000 scholarship on top of the smaller scholarships ranging from $500-$2,000 totaling in $6,000.  To qualify, you must complete the following 6 steps during your junior year of high school: Build… Continue Reading

TUESDAY TIPS; 12/18/18

Published Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Tifinie

THE PSAT Attention 8th, 9th, and 10th graders; especially students beginning their junior year in the following fall: Sign up by September to take your PSAT in October of your 10th and 11th grade years.  The PSAT is given twice a year, both times being in October with results being released by the end of the year.  Prepare for this exam by the beginning of your sophomore year (or junior year if you feel confident) to work on boosting your scores and increase your chances at becoming a National Merit Scholar.   The PSAT is… Continue Reading

TUESDAY TIPS; 11/13/18

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by Tifinie

  MAKING A FIRST IMPRESSION When going on an interview, the best impression you can make is you as yourself.  An interview is about people getting to know each other and if you are portraying yourself in an unnatural way others are going to notice that something is off, they might not know what, but they will sense an awkwardness in you.  While a certain level of nervousness is to be expected, excessive jitters can be a red flag to an interviewer that you are abnormally uncomfortable and possibly under-qualified for (or overwhelmed by) the position you… Continue Reading


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