Timing is often an issue for students taking standardized tests.  We recommend going in with a game plan but most students do not have one.  If you have taken ACT before and score a 24 or higher, you get to focus on every question.  Sorry!  If you are scoring 23 or below, please consider the timing tips below. 

General test taking tips:

  • How to guess:  do not worry about making a pretty pattern.  Pick a co...

This question was asked of me on Saturday.  A parent whom I have worked with for over a year walked into the Studio with a graphic novel of Romeo and Juliet and asked my opinion.  Her son needs to read the Shakespeare play but he has no interest at all in the version he was given.  He loves the Walking Dead graphic novels so Mom hoped he would fare better with this version of R & J than say Spark Notes (hey, this version is by...

Does that sound like an odd question?  Why would you have a game plan for taking the SAT or the ACT?  My question is, why wouldn’t you??   Would you want to play football, lacrosse, basketball, soccer without a game plan?  Would you want to be part of a big musical dance number with no choreography?
 

When it comes to sports, music, dance, the answer tends to be “No!  I would not like to go in without a game...

We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone

Brit Floyd was in Pittsburgh to open their 2017 tour on Fri, March 10.  Their rendition of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in The Wall" resonated with the entire population of the Benedum Theater (approx. 2900).   Was the applause and cheering in response to the song itself or to the lyrics or a combination of...

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