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This Week in Test Dates

Sunday June 1, 2014

SummerWhat's coming up this week in test dates? Here are the registration deadlines, test administrations, score release dates and more!

Week: June 1 - 7

Thursday, June 5

Saturday, June 7

The 40 Best YA Novels

Tuesday May 27, 2014

Want to keep your high-schooler (and middle-schooler) busy this summer? Want a great read yourself? Then check out Rolling Stone's list of the 40 best YA novels and hit the bookstore to snag a few of these.

Some of my personal faves? Check them out, here and here for reviews on Fallen Angels, The Book Thief, Punkzilla and more.

Have you read one of the best? Leave a comment below and tell us what you thought!

This Week in Test Dates

Sunday May 25, 2014

American FlagWhat's coming up this week in test dates? Here are the registration deadlines, test administrations, score release dates and more!

Week: May 25 - 31

Monday, May 26

  • Memorial Day!

Tuesday, May 28

Thursday, May 29

Saturday, May 31

  • MCAT Administration

 

A Sweet Deal on MCAT Prep from Kaplan

Thursday May 22, 2014

LollipopFor the next week, Kaplan is offering you a sweet deal: Get $150 back on MCAT prep through May 29!

Don't want to take an MCAT course? That's perfectly fine. There are tons of ways to get ready for your session without one. Here are several MCAT prep options, including apps, books, practice tests, courses and classes. Check them all out and see the potential pitfalls and recommendations for each.

Want to try Kaplan's MCAT course with the $150 rebate? Sign up here!

 

Testive Wants to Give You FREE SAT Prep

Tuesday May 20, 2014

Testive has a mission: To make test prep free forever.

Starting on April 15, Testive made all of its SAT test prep FREE through the June 7 SAT exam. All 1.6 million of you who take the SAT every year can access all of Testive's content - that's over 1,500 adaptive practice questions and videos along with a live weekly class taught by one of the founders - for FREE until June 7th.

But they don't want to stop there. They want to make test prep free forever, so they're issuing a challenge: If Testive students answer 5 million questions on their platform before June 7, they'll make Testive free forever.

Anyone who wants to rock the SAT can do so; money will no longer be an issue.

This is pretty cool stuff, kids! Who wants to sign up?

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This Week in Test Dates

Monday May 19, 2014

Pin on calendarWhat's coming up this week in test dates? Here are the registration deadlines, test administrations, score release dates and more!

Week: May 18 - 24

Thursday, May 22

  • SAT Scores available via Internet for May 3 exam
  • MCAT Administration

Friday, May 16

  • Late registration closes for the June 7 SAT exam
  • Late registration ends for the June 14 ACT exam

Failure

Tuesday May 13, 2014

"Failure is not the opposite of success; it is the stepping stone to success." Arianna Huffington

If you've taken the test, but have not received the score you wanted, worked for, and hoped for, then take the fail for what it's worth: a lesson.

Perhaps you didn't do everything you could. Perhaps you could've studied more, better or harder. Perhaps you just needed to be taken down a notch! The best, most successful people have been taken down a notch or two and it's helped them get better, stronger, wiser. No one is perfectly successful right out of the gate. No one.

Everyone needs to experience a little bit of failure in their lives to understand what success really means. It's just so much sweeter when it comes after several pitfalls!

So, if you've been handed a low blow - a test score you hate, a GPA well below what you can earn, rejection from the college of your dreams - remember that this failure is going to help you get where you want to go if you use it, instead of letting it get to you.

 

This Week in Test Dates

Sunday May 11, 2014

Calendar on fridgeWhat's coming up this week in test dates? Here are the registration deadlines, test administrations, score release dates and more!

Week: May 11 - May 17

Tuesday, May 13

Friday, May 16

Saturday, May 17

  • MCAT Administration

Edublogs for Teachers

Thursday May 8, 2014

Teacher with studentsTeachers -

Are you tired of posting assignments to the webpage assigned by your school or sending out mass emails with no response or interaction? Have you tried incorporating more technology into your class, but felt frustrated because of glitches, little control or lackluster student participation?

Edublogs.org is an awesome solution. For less than the cost of a Starbucks each month, you can build a fully controllable blog for your class where you can post assignments, leave reminders, upload video, pics and quizzes, and more. You can also collect student assignments through the blog, track participation, and even participate in professional development yourself, for free.

It's safe and secure with zero advertising and inappropriate content.

I realize this sounds exactly like an infomercial, but trust me, I am not being sponsored by Edublogs.org in any way. I am, quite simply, in love with this notion. And frankly, what's not to love?

Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

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Free GMAT Resources

Tuesday May 6, 2014

coinsRegistered to take the GMAT this year? Got no coinage? Yeah, we've all been there.

Manhattan GMAT has free GMAT resources you can use like Integrated Reasoning lessons, free tests, classes and more.

Check out the goodies, here!

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