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AP Season Settles onto Students


Posted By on Jan 28, 2018

Rusty on the Krebs Cycle? Confused about the Second Law of Thermodynamics? Wondering what the heck is a Dangling Modifier? When exactly was the Boston Tea Party? Whats the big deal with Covalent bonds? Perhaps it is time to brush up in preparation for the upcoming AP tests. Even some 5.0 students repeat classes. It is a strategy some of our students have undertaken. Despite a 5 on the AP exam and thus credit in college, some students...

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The Real Power of an Education


Posted By on May 1, 2017

Education is not easy.  To some, it may be frustrating for a professor to say, “forget most of what you learned last class about leases, as tax laws have rendered that information obsolete.” Discoveries that can improve and even save lives, however, are more important than anything you can be taught by someone else.  For example, by using Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) conjured up in collaboration between MIT and UC Berkeley, people...

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America’s most elite universities are accepting fewer applicants than ever before, according to a report by The New York Times, with schools in the top percentile rejecting over 95% of all applicants—an astounding figure. This trend extends to universities across the board, as college enrollment continues to rise in numbers and in competitiveness. So what does it take to stand out to college admission committees come application...

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After all the grade point averages, SAT/ACT scores, and AP class final exams have been tallied, it sometimes seems that college admissions are whittled down to a set of numbers, unfeelingly used to measure an applicant’s potential. And while the importance of the college essay gets its share of attention during application season, the true power of admissions essays is often perilously overlooked. According to a feature story by The...

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Eyes on the Prize (AP 5)


Posted By on Apr 22, 2016

John Wooden had a pyramid of success he used to train the greats like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to get to undefeated national championships.  Maslow defined the hierarchy of needs that transformed the world of psychology and how we understand the mind.  What do competitive greatness and self-actualization have in common? They inspire us to reach the fullest potential.  And, this pays big dividends because according to the Digest of...

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