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Three Radical Proposals for a Broken College Admissions Process

In fact, spending $25,000 for a private college admission counselor won’t guarantee ... including an essay question on the SAT, but not to grade it, and to make the ungraded essay a mandatory submissi... read more

7 great online prep courses for anyone applying to business school

This course covers everything applicants need to know to submit their application. Unless you're a new college ... for Problem Solving: 230 Solved Questions, $14 (originally $20), available at Udemy.[ ... read more

Many UC, CSU students aren't ready for college-level writing; USC tries to help

As California’s universities welcome freshmen for the fall term, administrators and students must deal with a problem that won’t go away ... be expected at the college level. So throughout high school ... read more

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College Board Details New SAT Redesign With Release of Test Specs

The writing and language test will also report two additional subscores for: 1) expression of ideas; and 2) standard English conventions. The math test will report three subscores: 1) Heart of Algebra ... read more

Can a Dear Cal letter get you into Berkeley?

Until about 50 years ago, Cal admitted any applicant with a B average in college-prep ... Cal applicants submit two letters, that's 158,000 recommendations that teachers, counselors, coaches, or minis... read more

Special Report: College Board gave SAT exams that it knew had leaked

Here is a guide to the new test and some of the security problems that have plagued the SAT. What’s on the new SAT? The test is in three main parts — a math section; a reading and writing section; and ... read more

As Native schools struggle across U.S., grad rate soars at Jemez charter

They won’t fail because ... their senior thesis papers on PowerPoint. They had freedom in choosing the topics, which tie into issues and challenges Native youth are facing — for example, “How do we so... read more

Your college cheat sheet

So here are 10 ideas for making college work more effectively for you. May we present the CNN 10: Hacking College ... accept “finder’s fees” from universities, offer to write or severely alter admissi... read more

Maryland schools have been leader in Advanced Placement, but results are mixed

The high grades for course work can lull students into a false sense of security, said Steve Syverson, a board member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling ... to meet my expecta... read more

Why do students cheat? Listen to this dean’s words

So when given the chance to write a paper in ... to think and problem-solve for themselves. And when they are forced to do so, they simply take someone else’s ideas. Some others cheat because they hav... read more

AI is changing how we do science. Get a glimpse

He focuses not on content but style, and has found, for example, that the use of function words in a college admissions essay can predict grades. Articles and prepositions ... Segler adds that AI won’ ... read more

Op-Ed: Here’s Why Our Students Won’t Take the PARCC Exams Seriously

I saw a roomful of students hit the “submit” button even without entering answers, even before I was done with instructions. The test took 90 minutes. Some took more time to write ... problem no polit... read more

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