February 19, 2014

February 16, 2014

Thanks to a great parent I know

People always think I'm saying voodoo for telling their kids to test early and often. The SAT/ACT are just tests of familiarity, people. Start freshman year. Take it once or twice. Again in sophomore year. Then you know what you're walking into when it counts the most-- you'll actually be the most well-prepared, which is different than well-prepped-- during junior year. If you don't believe ME, people, take the advice of the high school senior who wrote this.

By the way, the one TIP he's missing: finish high school in 3 years. The 4th year is a waste, socially, intellectually, and emotionally. It's a giant throw-away year that ends up hurting more kids than it helps, just because of the anxiety it causes. Study hard and long and get out early. Think of all the amazing things you could do with a free year at 17! Or just go to college one year sooner. Trust me, it won't hurt your applications.