Posts By: Wilson Prep

Punctuation Counts!

This week’s tip is two for the price of one: If you learn your punctuation rules, you will increase your ACT/new SAT score as well as become a better writer! The key to punctuation perfection is to constantly ask yourself, “Where is the sentence?” If it is not a sentence, is it a run-on, fragment,… Read more »

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The Fiske Guide to College Histories

Everyone knows how much we love to quiz our students, but now we are putting you to the test. How much do you know about the history of colleges? Test your knowledge by taking this short quiz. You just might be surprised by what you learn. Click here to read this article by Edward B…. Read more »

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Every Question is Worth the Same Amount

Seven passages. Thirty-five minutes. That means you’ve got five minutes per passage. Five minutes to take in dense paragraphs and confusing diagrams, decipher what the heck is going on, and answer five to seven questions. The ACT Science section is a notorious time crunch, but you can learn to pace yourself to finish in time…. Read more »

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Wolves, cookies and dinosaurs: What’s new on the PSAT, according to tweeting teens

We’re sure it was a stressful day for both children and parents this past Wednesday when students took the PSAT. But if you were able to find the humor in the bizarre things written on the test, you weren’t the only one. Check out this article that gives you an insight as to what students… Read more »

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Be a Strategic Reader

Why are some students excellent text readers while others are not? I think the answer boils down to aggressive vs. passive reading. Far too often, I see students passively read every word within a text, underlining indiscriminately (or not at all). They might as well be reading the passage on their own for pleasure. When… Read more »

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A scientific argument for dressing a little nicer at work

It so happens that the old adage “dress for success” holds more value than as just a catchy expression. Carmel Lobello dives into how clothes affect not only how others perceive us, but also our perception of ourselves. With recent trends toward more casual, is society putting a cap on our abilities? And can a… Read more »

Photo from "A scientific argument for dressing a little nicer at work" by Carmel Lobello

WilsonPrep’s Top Ten Study Habits

Ahhh October… Leaves start to change and summer fades into a distant memory. Now that students are settled into the school year and the tutoring routine, I am getting lots of questions from parents about how their children should be studying at home. Preparing for the SAT and ACT is different than preparing for school… Read more »

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Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.

How does technology influence your day-to-day interactions? This article, “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.,” explores the negative impact your phone has on your personal relationships and your ability to converse with others. Discover if you fall victim to what psychologists Howard Gardner and Katie Davis deem the “app generation” and how putting away your phone can… Read more »

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