December 2017

Monthly Archives

  • Road Map for December: Seniors

    Many of you are in the home stretch of your application process. As you put finishing touches on applications and submit them, be sure to arrange for test scores to be sent if necessary. (To see a list of schools that will accept self-reported scores, click here.) Keep in touch with your school counselor and […]

  • Road Map for December: Juniors

    With your PSAT scores in hand, your next step is to take a practice ACT, compare scores, and develop a testing plan.  Many test prep companies offer free diagnostic tests as part of their marketing outreach, and you can also print a full practice test here.  A complete testing plan will include the exams you […]

  • Road Map for December: Sophomores

    If you took the PSAT, your scores are available now.  While most 10th graders don’t need to start test prep yet, the scores offer useful information about your strengths and weaknesses and what you might want to work on for the rest of this year.  Speaking of strengths and weaknesses, how were your first quarter […]

  • Road Map for December: Freshmen

    Now that you have your first grades of high school, how are things going? If you need help to improve in any of your classes, consider getting a tutor.  For improvement across the board, focus on your study skills; DC-area students should check out SmithRivas’s class at the Hill Center on how to get “Better […]