Entries by Get Smarter

A Timeline for High School

Roadmap To Success: Freshman year: Pick challenging classes and look for internships and summer programs that will make you stand out. Sophomore year: Take the PSAT for the first time.  Continue to do well in school, take as many AP classes as possible, join clubs and sports teams that interest you (don’t sign-up for everything!). […]

ACT or SAT?

“Which test should I take?” Well, it’s not in the interest of the two national tests to conduct a scientific poll on whether students “do better” on one test or the other, so an agreed silence has been the status quo.  Anecdotally, across the thousands of students we’ve seen, I can attest to the fact […]

PSAT?

This is the time of year that parents come back from vacation to the reality of standardized tests.  Many have just received their child’s PSAT scores.  Here’s one Rockhurst parent’s email to us: “My son, a junior, just got his PSAT scores and is pretty heartbroken about his 210.  Great score, but most likely a […]