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5 Tips to Keep Students Motivated: SAT and Beyond

When they’re born, you dream that one day they’ll be a great scientist, take over the family business, or become the President of the United States. When they’re four, they dream that they’ll become ballerinas, professional baseball players, or toy-store owners. By grade school the dreams morph into firefighters, policemen, doctors, and lawyers, and by… Read more »

The SAT IQ Test: How Much do You Really Know?

Think you know everything there is to know about the SAT? Prove it! There’s more to this test than you would think. 1. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true? The SAT is an intelligence test. You can’t possibly study for the SAT. The SAT is written by geniuses. A. I only B. III only… Read more »

SAT and ACT Time: Tips for Surviving Junior Year

Tips for Surviving Junior Year Junior year can seem scary if you don’t know what’s ahead. Use these tips to help navigate (and thrive) through this crucial year of high school! 1. Take practice SATs and ACTs. The best advice I have for taking the SATs is practice. Becoming familiar with the test is the… Read more »

Make A Difference

This week, instead of giving a test prep tip, I am asking for your help! One of WilsonDailyPrep’s partner organizations, Let’s Get Ready, has a wonderful opportunity to win $1 million. Let’s Get Ready is a non-profit organization in New York City that provides test prep classes to disadvantaged students*. This organization is a finalist… Read more »

How to Choose an SAT/ACT Prep Course – The RIGHT One

You have decided to enroll in an SAT/ACT Prep course and you are ready to begin… now what? How do you choose a program that is right for you? What types of programs are best? Should you do in-classroom study, online coursework or both? In my experience, students benefit from in-person coursework, coupled with online… Read more »

Good Education Revolves Around Parenting

Unless you avoid all news outlets and media, you must have noticed by now the deluge of news stories and chatter surrounding education reform – including spotlights on some of the bigger players in this debate. Michelle Rhee is one of them, and she recently came under fire for some controversial news items regarding her… Read more »

April 13, 2011 Newsletter

Tip of the Week Fill ‘er Up Brevity may be the soul of wit, but not when it comes to the SAT essay! You’re given two blank pages and 25 minutes to craft your essay, and studies show that the more you write the higher you score. And I don’t mean the larger you write… Read more »

April 4, 2011 WDP Newsletter

Tip of the Week Please share with your student…. This weekend is the ACT. You think you’re ready. You’ve studied well, have your pencils at the ready, and three alarm clocks set just to make sure you don’t oversleep. What could possibly go wrong? Just to give you an idea, here’s an email that I… Read more »

Recent Journal Science Article Supports WilsonDailyPreps’ Methods

When it comes to painful experiences, test taking ranks right up there with root canals and stomach bugs. And that’s especially true about the anxiety-producing SATs and ACTs, major tests that truly affect a student’s future. But new evidence suggests that test taking is an important educational tool that does much more than just evaluate… Read more »

Change Or Perish

When it comes to writing, I’m obsessed with structure. I make sure verbs, nouns, and prepositions are all where they are supposed to be. In my business, there is a right answer and a wrong answer, college acceptance or rejection. There’s not much in between. Sometimes I find that I forget what it is like… Read more »

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