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The Four Stages of Competence: Math Edition

We all like to think of ourselves as active participants in our lives. We make decisions from sun-up to sun-down: when to wake up, what to eat for breakfast, what email to answer first, what podcast to listen to on the drive home. However, the uncomfortable truth is that our behavior is more ... Read More

 

Monday Link Roundup (December 4)

How to Get Your Mind to Read If you have a child who can technically read but who struggles to make sense of what they're reading, this article is for you. Reading for understanding doesn't just require sounding out words on a page - it also requires having enough factual knowledge to fill in. ... Read More

 

Actively Reading the SAT Reading Test

Today’s blog post kicks off a 3-part series that contains the secret to success on the SAT. That may overstate it a bit, but make no mistake, students who take this approach to the SAT uniformly do much better on the test. Today we will be focusing on the SAT reading test. So what’s the ... Read More

 

In Defense of the Thesis Statement

If your student has had a hard time writing essays, whether for history or English class, the difficulty often comes from one single sentence: the thesis statement. A lot is riding on the thesis statement. Most teachers (and AP exam graders) expect the thesis statement to do many things well: ... Read More

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