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No matter what test you’re preparing for, the first step in any successful prep program is understanding the rules of the game. Or, as a wise man once said, “Know your enemy.”

Fortunately, we’ve been doing this for a while now, so we know a few things—almost 40 years’ worth of things, in fact. So if you have questions about the test, from scoring to accommodations to fundamental strategies, you can find the answers here. And if you don’t see the information you’re looking for, let us know at [email protected] and we’ll fill in the gap just as soon as we can.

Public Or Private? The Right Way To Choose An NYC High School

While the notion of private school may conjure up images of elite, ivy-covered buildings and polished students in uniforms, the truth is there’s a lot of variety among New York City area private schools. To help you decide on the best choice for your family, there are some generalities to consider when comparing private versus public schools.
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ACT

Balancing Homework and After-School Sports

Most afternoons my children come home from school with their backpacks loaded with homework assignments. They both play multiple sports, and it’s always an ongoing struggle to find a way to balance homework and after-school sports before bedtime.

More often …

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College Life

How to Explain a Bad Grade to College Admissions

A bad grade can seriously damage your college application. Sometimes bad grades come without a particularly useful explanation; they are simply the result of a failure to work at the appropriate level for the course you’re taking. But some bad …

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Back To School

A Strategy to Help Your Child Better Manage Her Time

As your child gets older, you probably notice that her commitment to school, sports, and extracurricular activities is growing, too.

Middle and high school students generally have more homework than younger kids, and the number of practices for athletics, dance, …

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