What are the SAT Subject Tests?

Disclaimer: This article is for the 2005 SAT. Click here to learn about the new, 2016 SAT. Odds are you’re staring at your computer screen right now thinking “wait a minute… I already took the PSAT, and the SAT, NOW YOU’RE TELLING ME THERE’S MORE!?” Yup. I regret to inform you that the 2400-point, 3 …

Jen Carsen – You Can’t Fight City Hall

In 5th grade, Jen Carsen had a teacher who was, as she described, a bit of an “odd duck.” This teacher—we’ll call her Ms. Duck—consistently did strange things.  She wore bizarre, old-timey shoes, and big, old-fashioned cat-eye glasses.  And every single day for lunch, she brought in a grilled cheese sandwich and microwaved it, so …

Redesigned SAT? Here are 18 Things You Should Know

So the SAT is getting a makeover, apparently–and in no time, we’re going to have a brand-new, bright, shiny, redesigned SAT. But hang on.  The SAT is changing?  What does that mean for you?  Is it changing completely?  Is your college aptitude going to be measured via ritualistic drumming, or a twenty-minute speech? Well, no. …

Nicole Leigh Shaw – UFMP

This story starts where every horror story seems to begin—with a high school crush. Specifically, his name was Chuck. Tall, gangly, the star of the basketball team—he was the kind of guy who walked into rooms and practically had his own theme song. Everyone fawned over him left and right. And this week, Nicole Leigh …

Rebecca Gallagher – Careful What You Wish For

For second-grade Rebecca Gallagher, Christmas was effectively cancelled. Well, not completely.  But her dad had landed a job in Seattle—far from Illinois—which meant that the entire family had to spend winter break packing and preparing for a cross-country trip with a December 26th departure date. Rebecca’s mom was also mainly in charge of the packing …