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How a High School Writing Workshop Improves Reading Skills

By APlus on 3 January 20 Blog

Reading Time: 3 minutes The subject of how writing skills connect to reading skills has been heavily researched, especially in recent years. The connection between reading and writing is intuitive and logical, but one that isn’t widely understood. In the published literature, teachers and education experts have found evidence to show the ways that reading…

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3 Ways SAT Classes During the Holidays Can Lower Students’ Test Anxiety

By APlus on 20 December 19 Blog

It is common for students preparing to write the SAT to have some anxiety about the test and how to write a successful essay. Fear or anxiety often indicates that a student cares about the results of the test, which is a good sign. However, if a student feels so nervous that it blocks them…

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How STEM Tutoring Over the Break Helps Students Excel in the New Year

By APlus on 6 December 19 Blog

There is a perception that the complexity of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is too advanced for children and teens. Some people, meanwhile, think these subjects must be taught in a very rigid way. STEM workshops show that this is not true. How? Activity based: STEM training focuses on application of knowledge instead of just…

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Using Math Skills from Enrichment Classes in the Real World

By APlus on 22 November 19 Blog

Even though we use math all the time, for many students mathematical concepts are tied to taking tests more than solving problems in the real world. Being able to apply knowledge is an important way to make that knowledge “stick.” If your child understands how mathematical concepts and operations apply outside the classroom, it makes…

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What Makes the SAT Essay Unique and How Can SAT Courses Help You Prepare

By APlus on 8 November 19 Blog

In 2016 the SAT was revised and changes were made to the essay component.  Here are a few key details about what the essay assignment is now: Test-takers are given 50 minutes to write 650-750 words The essay is a response to a text on a general topic. No specialized knowledge is required. The test-taker…

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