February 1, 2018

From the Preposphere: February 1, 2018


The July ACT date is unavailable in New York and California. (ACT.org)

The most common mistake on SAT Reading is that students don't pay attention to context. (SuperTutorTV)

Don't overlook the ACT. (Erica Meltzer)

Have you wondered why Erica Meltzer's SAT and ACT books are written in such a traditional way? She believes strongly in her approach and suggests that private tutoring succeeds in applying it. (Erica Meltzer)

The College Board has recently published updated versions of its study guides for various SAT Subject Tests, including Math Level 2Math Level 1ChemistryBiologyPhysicsU.S. History, and World History.


Which is more math intensive: economics or engineering? (College Confidential)

"The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws by discriminating against Asian-American applicants." (US News)


Chemistry: Here's an easy way to remember which atomic orbitals get filled first. (Socratic.org)


“The typical office worker is interrupted or switches tasks, on average, every three minutes and five seconds.... It takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back to the task.” (ThriveGlobal)

In tutoring, results are like a magnifying glass: effort and rewards are correlated. (Erica Meltzer)


Learn how to use parentheses on the TI-84 to avoid making small calculation mistakes. It's worth it.


Warren Buffett buys this with his billions... and it makes him happy. (CNBC)


Is Microsoft Paint pixelating your images when you try to scale them? Try the Pixlr online editor instead. (Pixlr)

Font Squirrel can analyze the font in an image you upload and offer you a list of similar, free fonts. (Font Squirrel)


Barbra Streisand's poignant post-WWII rendition of Happy Days are Here Again gives us a feeling of what it would have been like to have lived through two world wars and the Great Depression.


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