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## College Admissions Essay “Do”s and “Don’t”s

I can still remember sitting down at the computer the weekend before college apps were due to write my admissions essay. I had sufficiently procrastinated to the point where my parents might *actually *

## Ask Test Masters: International Student Applying to the Ivy League

**Ask Test Masters** is a free educational service offered by the college admission experts at Test Masters. College Compass readers Arman and Mandy have a question about applying to

## 7th Grade Duke University Talent Identification Program

Founded in 1980, the Duke University Talent Identification Program, or Duke TIP, identifies and supports academically gifted elementary, middle, and high school students. Today we will focus specifically on the Duke Talent Identification Program for 7th graders. The purpose of

## Extra Hard SAT Math Question – Mean Means

At the end of every SAT Math section, the test makers try to come up with an extremely difficult problem that will leave even the cleverest students scratching their heads.

## Extra Hard SAT Math Question – Fun with Fractions!

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## Intuition vs. Methodology: The Difference Between Spending 5 Minutes and 5 Seconds on an SAT Math Problem

Here is an example of a very classic SAT algebra problem. There are two ways to solve this problem; one is very intuitive and simple, but potentially very slow. The other is rooted in simple algebraic methodology

## Extra Hard SAT Math Question – Ratio Riddles

At the end of every SAT Math section, the test makers try to come up with an extremely difficult problem that will leave even the cleverest students scratching their heads. The