The IVY Blog

How To Write A College Essay: Do’s and Don’ts

The college essay is an opportunity to directly address admissions officers and help you stand out from the “numbers” of grades and scores – and from other applicants – or fade into the masses.

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MORE Common Algebra Mistakes And How to Avoid Them

Navigating algebra’s many twists and turns comes with plenty of practice, including understanding what happened when you made a mistake, and why the right answer is in fact right. Read on for part 2 of the definitive guide to #cancelling these common errors.

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SHSAT Test Prep: What You Need to Know

As the pandemic has wreaked havoc on the quality of education this year, you may be rightfully concerned that your child hasn’t absorbed the necessary skills and critical thinking to place into NYC’s specialized high schools. Here’s our guide to developing a SHSAT test prep strategy that will cater to your child’s individual strengths and weaknesses.

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Five Strategies for Optimizing Your Time on the SAT or ACT Math Section

The key to excelling at the SAT and ACT Math sections is not just knowing the material, but having a wise strategy to save time on the test. By mastering both the “what” and “how” of ACT and SAT prep, you’ll maximize your chances of receiving your best score.

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Common Algebra Mistakes And How to Avoid Them

Whether you are a beginning algebra student, or a confident calculus whiz, students of all levels make these and similar errors. By mastering these concepts, you’ll overcome a common trap: memorizing a series of steps to take to solve an individual problem.

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How Coronavirus is changing the importance of the SAT and ACT in college admissions.

Is the age of the SAT and ACT over? And what does this mean for your admissions prospects? Read on for insight into the coming changes as schools loosen their reliance on standardized testing scores.

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What 7th Graders Can Do To Prep for the SHSAT This Summer

When it comes to preparing for the SHSAT, there’s a lot more than reviewing reading comprehension and math skills. Here’s a guide to getting started in the summer before 8th grade.

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3 Changes to the ACT Coming in September

The ACT has three aces up its sleeve, coming in September 2020, that could result in improved scores and an easier testing experience.

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Tips for Keeping Kids Engaged and Learning at Home

Creating a balanced day and helping kids stay focused on learning without their teachers and fellow classmates — that is quite a challenge! Add these items to your schedule to make the most of the school day.

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