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6 Ways to Become an Awesome AP Student

Credit: Scott Akerman August is now here! This month, students across the country will start gearing up for the new school year. After the recent post on awesome AP teachers, I’ve now decided to tackle another key to having the

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5 Ways to Know You Have an Awesome AP Teacher

As July ends and August begins, teachers, parents and students alike begin to think about the approaching school year. With school on the brain, it’s time to think about ways to create an engaging educational experience. One ingredient is an awesome

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A Sequel: So You Want to Work Smarter?

Last week we highlighted some advice on studying. As a sequel to that post, we’re now going to share articles which can help you  work smarter. Most experts and productivity writers agree: working smarter begins with what we do with our

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So You Want to Study Smarter?

Want to learn how to make the most of your time as a student? You’ve stumbled onto the right blog post. If you’re an AP student who feels perpetually busy and short on time, keep on reading. Even if you’re

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Why Students Should Practice an Art

I’m not going to drone on about how the arts feed the soul and make us all better. These things might happen, but that’s not what I’m interested in talking about here. Plus, in our intensely competitive world, every minute

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The New Extracurricular: Internships in High School

Not too long ago, an internship was an uncommon and valuable experience for a young job hunter. Under the current conditions, a completed internship (or three) is essential for finding a job after college. News outlets continue to report that

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The Journey is the Reward: A Perspective on AP Scores

At long last, the time has come. This second week of July means students across the country will find out how they fared on some of their biggest exams of the past year. The College Board began releasing AP scores

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Is Project-Based Learning a Good Fit for AP Courses?

With the massive amounts of content required in AP classes, students sometimes opt to memorize facts rather than engage with the material in a significant way. AP students are in advanced courses because many of them are excellent memorizers and excel

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Drawing the Line on College Application Numbers

We know the admissions game is getting tougher, but where do we draw the line between just enough applications and too many of them? A recent article from the Huffington post recounts one young woman’s college application experience. She applied to

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Applying to College Like It’s 2014

I’m really talking to those high school sophomores and juniors (and maybe some of their parents and teachers!) who are watching the seniors at their high schools move on to their college years. As the number of applications, classes and

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