Critical Thinking – a concept of thought that now is clouded by the increasing advancement in technology. What does this mean for my child’s thinking skills? The online dictionary coins the definition of critical thinking as: the mental process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion. [Read more]
In March 2016, the newly designed SAT test will officially launch and students will be required to take the redesigned test as part of their college admissions process. The new test will place a stronger focus on problem solving, using context across a variety of disciplines, and building upon reading and writing skills that students will encounter in college and in their future careers. The scoring for the test will shift from the current scale of 2400 back to 1600, with a separate score for the essay-writing portion. In addition, test takers will no longer be penalized for choosing incorrect answer choices. [Read more]
For UC Berkeley’s 2015-2016 freshman class, a little over 13,300 students were offered admission from a total of 78,918 students who applied. Considering the highly competitive nature for this very selective public university, the number of freshman applications has increased by 7 percent; however, the number of available seats has largely remained the same. [Read more]
Are there two spaces after a punctuation mark or only one space? The age-old grammatical question that has plagued the minds of students and writers will finally be answered in this post! [Read more]
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