Private Colleges of California

Published Thursday, May 12, 2011 by Tarang

California is home to sunny weather and legendary landmarks. From sunbathed, flip-flop wearing Southern Californians to tie dye shirt wearing Northern Californians, this state offers it all. Along with glamor and beaches, California is also famous for its higher education. The state system provides amazing education in the form of the University of California and the California State University systems. However, most people have only heard of Stanford and the University of Southern California when it comes to the private schools. Private colleges are often smaller, liberal arts schools that may not be well known… Continue Reading

Princeton Nation

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2011 by Tarang

The title of this posts derives from the informal motto of Princeton University: “Princeton in the Nation’s Service and in the Service of All Nations.” Recently, I posted the SAT/ACT stats for Harvard and Yale. Rounding out the “Big Three,” is Princeton University. Princeton University often ties for first place with Harvard on many lists comparing universities in the United States. Surprisingly though, the term “Big Three” did not describe these universities because of their academics. Of course, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale (or endearingly termed HYP) have tough admissions requirements and rank as the oldest… Continue Reading

Hard Work for Harvard

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by Tarang

Earlier, this blog had posted some information about SAT/GPA stats for the UC schools as well as Stanford. Let us continue that tradition with Harvard. Class of 2014 Statistics Class Profile Students Total Applicants 30,489 Admitted 2,205 Matriculates 1,664 Yield 75.5% Admitted from the Waiting List 94 OK. Now let’s look at the SAT distribution: Percent of Applicants Admitted: 7% Test Scores — 25th / 75th Percentile (The first number shows that 25% of enrolled students scored below that number. The second number shows that 75% of enrolled students scored below that number.) SAT Critical… Continue Reading

Best Adapted Screenplay

Published Tuesday, March 1, 2011 by Tarang

If you love movies and entertainment, then you probably tuned into the Academy Awards last Sunday night. And while you were probably gawking at Anne Hathaway’s constant costume changes and wondering why Nicole Kidman never ages, you may not have noticed that these Hollywood pros can actually help you get motivated too for Critical Reading. Hollywood employs some of the best critical readers around- screen writers, directors, and actors. Directors have to understand the nuances in the passages of a screenplay and make it a vision. Actors need to be able to read in-depth into… Continue Reading

The writer who couldn’t read

Published Thursday, June 24, 2010 by Dave

You think you have a difficult time with Critical Reading passages? Be lucky you don’t suffer the same problem as popular crime novelist Howard Engel.


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