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July
2016

Prepare for the PSAT this Summer

Prepare for the PSAT this Summer

If you’re an upcoming junior in High School, chances are you’ve heard about the PSAT/NMSQT.  You may have even taken the PSAT already.  The PSAT/ NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a standardized test that not only serves as preparation for the college entry test (the SAT) but also serves as one method of receiving scholarship money for college and being recognized through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

16
July
2016

How Efficient Are Your Study Habits?

Take Our Studying Self Survey

How Efficient Are Your Study Habits?

Studying is not just about taking the time to review a concept covered in class. Great studying happens in the classroom, at home, and even while you are taking your test. Quiz yourself now! Take this survey, put together by the education professionals at Action Potential Learning to identify your study strengths and weaknesses and help you understand what you can do to improve your performance next year.

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16
July
2016

How to Solve Difficult Math Problems

How to Solve Difficult Math Problems

Do you have a hard time analyzing word problems? Even if you’re great at solving an algebraic equation, setting up the problem first can sometimes pose a challenge. In subjects like Math, Physics or Chemistry, you not only need to be able to understand the question but you also need to use the correct equation before solving for the correct answer.
The GUESS method is a common method taught by teachers and used by students to help focus on what the question is asking and get the right answer. Let’s review it now!

16
July
2016

How to Organize and Study Equations For a Test

How to Organize and Study Equations For a Test

Classes like IPC, Chemistry, and Physics require you to solve multiple equations to demonstrate you learned and completely understand the material. (For students who may struggle with solving word problems, refer to our article on using the GUESS method as one way of approaching difficult problems.) Many times your teacher will require you to read a problem and know which equation you should use to solve it. Studying for this may not always be so simple- you can’t just memorize an equation, because you still need to understand how to apply it when solving problems from a word problem. There are four major components to properly studying equations for a test. Read the below article to find out and be sure to download our free Equation Organizer Tool!

16
July
2016

Study Your Test After You Have Taken It

How To Learn From Incorrect Test Answers

Study Your Test After You Have Taken It

When most people think of studying, they imagine themselves poring over books and notes for hours and days before a big exam.  After the exam, many students leave the material they just learned behind them and begin focusing on the next big test.  In order to improve performance on future tests, however, students need to study old tests to find patterns in their past performance, and then set goals on how to improve.  Check out the top 10 reasons for choosing a wrong answer with some tips on how to improve for the future.  Then, use our free download test analysis rubric to analyze future tests and improve your scores.

16
July
2016

What makes a great tutor?

Tips to help you navigate your private tutoring options

What makes a great tutor?

The academic school year is here, and many parents may begin contemplating hiring a tutor to help their child in difficult subjects.  How do you choose the right tutor for your child, and how do you know whether he or she is a great tutor?  We all know the general characteristics to look for in a great tutor: reliability, experience, preparation, etc.  But there are other, more subtle characteristics that really define a great tutor.  We’ll shed some light on these character traits in the below text.  This article will first make the case for the value of hiring a tutor through a tutoring company, and then discuss several unique aspects of what makes a great tutor.

16
July
2016

8 Tips & Strategies to Improve Your Score on the SAT (or PSAT)

8 Tips & Strategies to Improve Your Score on the SAT (or PSAT)

Juniors are gearing up to study for and take the SAT, and seniors have their last chance to improve their scores before college applications are due.  Use these testing strategies in addition to your great study strategies to help maximize your score on the upcoming SAT.

16
July
2016

Strategically Study for the SAT Math Section

Strategically Study for the SAT Math Section

Studying for the SAT can be a daunting task. In order to do your best on the test, you should make a specific study plan to maximize your score on the SAT. Use these strategic studying tips to help create a study plan that works for you!

16
July
2016

How to Get Your Teacher to Like You!

How to Get Your Teacher to Like You!

No, I’m not referring to giving presents, trying to be a teacher’s pet, or giving your teacher compliments. When it comes to teachers, being a model student is the best way to win their hearts. So, why is it important for a teacher to like you? Teachers are people too, and they will be more willing to help you out in class if they are fond of you and feel respected by you. Follow these tips to show teachers you respect them, and watch your performance in class soar!

16
July
2016

The ISEE: Practical Studying and Test Taking Tips

The ISEE: Practical Studying and Test Taking Tips

Many parents assume that since the ISEE tests students on their academic achievement for private school admission, students can simply take the test to demonstrate their abilities without any prior preparation.  While this is true for some students, the ISEE, like any other standardized test, is susceptible to testing and answering strategies as well as to studying. In this article, we’ll discuss a few methods to help students perform their best for the upcoming ISEE.

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