Category: 11th Grade

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11th Grade

Parents of Juniors: Let’s Talk About The Waitlist

You may be asking yourself, “The waitlist? My student is a junior! Why would I worry about the waitlist?”

While your application season is still months away, that doesn’t mean your college prep should wait until then. In this article, I’ll discuss the specific reasons why thinking about the waitlist when you student is in 11th grade instead of 12th grade can help you through the process.

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11th Grade

Junior Journeys: Overcoming Test Anxiety, Part 2

We’ve all had the experience of being nervous before a test, but sometimes the stress and anxiety can start to interfere with your performance on the test itself. This is called test anxiety (see part one of this post for more information on what test anxiety is and some preliminary ways to overcome it). Luckily, there are plenty of concrete ways to get over test anxiety and help you stay calm during the many important standardized tests you’ll take junior year!

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11th Grade

Junior Journeys: Overcoming Test Anxiety, Part 1

Junior year is full of standardized tests—SATs, ACTs, SAT IIs, APs—but whatever the acronym, even the thought of sitting for hours filling in tiny scantron bubbles with a number two pencil can be enough to make your palms sweat.

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11th Grade

Junior Journeys: How Many Times Should You Take the SAT?

Taking the SAT exam can be a self-esteem crushing, nerve-wracking part of the college admissions process. It’s definitely not designed to be a walk in the park, and consists of three math, reading, and writing sections, approximately a four hour interval to complete these sections, and a score posted online that can seem like the end of the world.

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Junior Journey: Specific Study Tips for Science

In high school, you move throughout your day from science to math to history class. Because you have several subjects in one day, it’s important to see they are all treated differently. Studying for science is different than studying for history or English.

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