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What’s Your “AP”titude?

By Becca Huntting on Wed, May 01, 2013 @ 10:53 AM

How to Prepare For and Conquer Your AP Exams Without Going Crazy!  

AP exams are fast approaching, and high school students across the country are preparing for these college credit-bearing tests. Taking multiple AP exams, having AP exams on top of other finals, or just balancing your study schedule with daily life can be a challenge, especially if you’re feeling the end of the year burnout coming on fast.  

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Spring into Studying With A Healthy Mind and Body

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 06, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Keep your mind and body alert through the semester finish line

School can weigh heavily on students’ minds and bodies, especially towards the end of the year. The final stretch to summer vacation is full of final exams, AP tests, projects, and presentations that can take sleep and sanity away from students. Increasing numbers of young people, now estimated at 10% from ages 13-18, are suffering from anxiety, and schools are taking notice of this condition amongst their students. In a recent article published by the Huffington Post, high schools across the country are helping students beat mental and physical fatigue through some creative solutions such as yoga, nap time, therapy dogs, and transcendental meditation. Schools have found that 15-30 minutes a day of focusing on mental health helps students perform better academically, manage stress, and avoid issues with anxiety.

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AP Exam Partipation and Test Scores Increased in 2012

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:29 AM

More High School Graduates Are Taking AP Exams, Scoring Higher

The number of high school graduates taking AP exams and test scores increased in 2012 according to the College Board’s annual AP report released yesterday.

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Dartmouth Announces AP and IB Credit Changes

By IvyWise on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 @ 05:04 PM

School reevaluates awarding college credit for high school courses

Students take Advanced Placement (AP) courses throughout high school, in a variety of subjects, for many different reasons. AP courses can positively weight a student’s GPA, are challenging and are viewed favorably by college admissions counselors on transcripts, and they offer a student with a particular academic curiosity more knowledge and work in that interest. Additionally, most colleges award students who have earned a particular score on the AP exam, usually a 4 or 5,  college credit or exemption from core requirements. Gaining credit before enrolling in college courses can lighten students’ workloads, give them the option of graduating early, and may save them money on tuition.

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Staying Up Late to Study Hurts Students More Than It Helps

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 05, 2012 @ 05:41 PM

Losing Z's to Get A's is Not The Most Effective Way to Study

School is back in session! And the new school year is kicking off with the first ACT testing of the fall this Saturday, Sept. 8. 

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Test Prep: AP Exams

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, May 01, 2012 @ 10:37 AM

What's Your "AP"titude? – Part 2

It's May, and starting next week, high school students around the world will embark on two weeks of AP Exams. Recently, we explained what an AP Exam is and who can and should take an AP Exam. Today, our expert counselors explain when and why students should take an AP Exam.

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Test Prep: AP Exams

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:08 PM

What's Your "AP"titude?

Many high school students fret over standardized testing (“Which test will 'look' better?” “How many times should I take a particular test and when should I take them?”). But with so much focus on the SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests, some students may overlook Advanced Placement (AP) exams. As AP exams often follow an AP course, they give a concrete test score while also showing a college admissions committee that a student is capable of taking college-level coursework. Don’t let the AP exams stress you out! The expert counselors at IvyWise are here to explain all you need to know about the APs so you can walk into the exam room with confidence.

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