College Bound Books

Published Saturday, December 11, 2021 by Tarang

Most people would rather watch The Hangover Part 2 than be caught reading during summer. Summer is a time for taking trips with your friends and watching new movies, but some of you might want to catch up on light reading. While you and your teacher’s definition of “light reading” may differ, your time before college will be well-spent reading books that talk about tips and tricks for college. Get the truth on the college experience. Learn what to expect and what to watch out for. The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might… Continue Reading

Read this and re-wire your brain!

Published Saturday, December 4, 2021 by Dave

Nicholas Carr’s most recent book, The Shallows, What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, is based on an article he wrote in 2008 that catapulted him to fame in the writing world. 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. This includes our Critical Reading skills-  “Reading … is… Continue Reading

A Foolproof Way To Increase Your Critical Reading Score

Published Saturday, December 4, 2021 by Adam

If you’re having a hard time with the SAT, I’ll bet that you have trouble solving the critical reading section. Critical reading is what 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 game. It requires abstract thinking, knowledge of archaic vocab, and a high tolerance for reading passages. So if you’ve practiced and practiced and you’re still not seeing your score rise, what should… Continue Reading