Study help ‘at hand’

Published Saturday, December 4, 2021 by Dave

Here’s something to do with your smartphone that will make you smarter. There are a number of apps that make excellent study aids. I’ve downloaded and tested several and found a few that are great for memorizing vocabulary and more. For iPhone or iPod Touch users, Flashcard Touch is a study game-changer. This simple application allows you to create your own flashcards or, even better, download sets of flashcards from Quizlet, the online flashcard-sharing community. Imagine being able to carry Excel’s list of SAT vocabulary words everywhere you go! Now you can.* It costs $4.99… Continue Reading

Your brain is a muscle. Exercise it.

Published Saturday, December 4, 2021 by Dave

One of the things the SAT tests you on is your ability to focus for long periods of time. If you haven’t built up your mental stamina before sitting for the test, all the tips and tricks in the world aren’t going to help very much (But your three-hour Excel classes will!). Here’s an aggregated list of the best advice I’ve found by googling keywords like “mental stamina,” “improve concentration” and “brain muscle”. Eat right. A diet that consists of good fats, antioxidants, and the right nutrients will keep your gray matter golden. To learn… Continue Reading

Breaking Down Vocabulary

Published Saturday, December 4, 2021 by Alina Krjukova

So you’ve been studying your vocabulary list for the last few weeks, and you’ve gotten the hang of it. You know definitions and you feel pretty comfortable about understanding the words in context, but what about the other hundreds of thousands of words in the English language? One thing that you can do to prepare yourself when you encounter the more remote words is learn to dissect words and figure out their meanings based on the roots. By dividing words into familiar parts, you can learn how to decode even the strangest vocabulary words. You… Continue Reading


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