There are many choices you will need to make during the college application process. Which test should you take? How many times should you take it? What should you say in your application essays? How many colleges should you apply to? Should you stay local or go to a...
What is Overlearning? A Scientific Update
When it comes to learning something new, how much is too much? When is enough enough? Several years ago, A+ ran an article about the technique of overlearning (“What Is ‘Overlearning’ and Why Is It So Important?”). We thought we would revisit the subject to update...
Self Care for Students – Why it’s so Important
“There is no substitute for hard work.” —Thomas Edison “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” —Stephen King “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” —Benjamin Franklin “Never put off until...
University of Pennsylvania Adopts New Position On Score Choice
The University of Pennsylvania recently changed its position on Score Choice—giving prospective students the option of sharing or hiding their standardized test scores. In the past, Penn did not allow Score Choice, requiring applicants to report every one of their ACT...
What is Dyslexia?
Despite its prevalence, the term dyslexia is often misunderstood. Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary defines dyslexia as “a variable . . . learning disability involving difficulties in acquiring and processing language.” For example, there is a common misperception...
A Quick Overview of the Financial Aid Application Process
For most families with college-bound teenagers, the financial aid process begins and ends with the FAFSA or CSS Profile. But there is more to the process than just those two forms. When it comes to the financial aid process, there are several opportunities for...
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