Five Tips to Help You Prep for Finals

It’s time to prep for finals, and you need a win to finish the semester strong. So to help you, we’ve put together some tips to make sure you get the most out of your studying and preparation before the big test day. And don’t just take out word for it… these tips are all based on science! Tip #1: Don’t cram When you cram information all at once, it’s lik…

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Posted November 16th, 2017

Webinar – SAT or ACT? Which test should I take?

Lots of students, and parents especially, have only a vague sense of what appears on the SAT or ACT. Recalling from when they took it themselves, they have little idea how what’s on the exam relates to what students are learning in school, and they have a hard time choosing between the two similar exams. Join us on Wednesday, November 15th, at 8:00pm EST (5:00pm P…

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Posted November 2nd, 2017

#WIIS – What If It Sucks? My Mid-Term Grade

Every student has asked themselves the question in this post’s title at some point. Maybe it was about a grade on a certain test or the college essay you’ve been working on for months. In this first installment of our new “What If It Sucks” series, we’re going to talk about mid-term grades and what you can do if they, well, suck…    Right about now, mi…

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Posted October 25th, 2017

What College Admissions Officers Look For: Part 3

This month, we’ve been talking about the top three factors that college admissions officers consider when making admissions decisions. So far, we’ve covered the first two: grades and course rigor. Today, we tackle the third most important factor: SAT and ACT scores. Why are SAT and ACT scores important? With so many headlines about colleges that have dropped test…

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Posted October 19th, 2017

The Value of Test Prep

Over the past several decades, tutoring and test prep programs have become commonplace. In some areas, the question for families is not whether their children will enroll in a test prep program but where they will enroll. It’s hardly surprising, then, that many families find themselves wondering whether test prep programs really work. When done right, test prep prog…

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Posted May 26th, 2017

Get Ahead of the College Admissions Process During Summer Break

With just weeks to go before the end of the school year, students across the country are dreaming of long, lazy days free from the demands of teachers and school work. Although every student deserves a break now and then, high school students have at least one concern that should motivate them to keep busy during summer break: College admissions. Summer break offers ton…

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Posted May 19th, 2017

6 Ways to Boost College Applications Over Summer

Summer break is just around the corner -- do you have plans yet? Some students look forward to months of fun in the sun, and there's certainly nothing wrong with a little relaxation. But for students who want to improve their chances of getting into a dream college, summer is also a chance to bolster resumes and college applications. Although a lot of selective summe…

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Posted June 13th, 2015

INFOGRAPHIC: Old SAT vs. New SAT

Are you confused about the difference between the old and new SAT? Let our infographic help explain: [caption id="attachment_11923" align="alignleft" width="735"] These are just a few of the many differences between the old and new SAT. To learn more about the new, harder SAT and how C2 can help your student master it, visit the company's website at www.c2educate.com.[/ca…

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Posted January 9th, 2015

Start the Semester Right

This school year will feature higher standards and tougher challenges for many students. Don't get left behind -- find out how to set yourself up for success. This past week, we hosted a webinar called "Start the Semester Right" (view it on demand here). The webinar focuses on things high school students should do in their first weeks of the new semester in order to set…

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Posted August 9th, 2014