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Molly Kiefer

How to Improve Your SAT Score by 300 Points (or More!)

Wondering how to improve your SAT score by 300 points? What about 500 points? This comprehensive post breaks down the steps you should take (and some good resources you can use) to get the SAT score of your dreams next time you take the test!

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Shaun Ault

AP Calculus Review: Estimating Derivatives from Graphs

So you may have memorized all of the derivative rules. You might be able to derive f '(x) from f(x) no matter how complicated the function is. But how are you at estimating derivatives directly from the graph? As we’ll see in this review article, it’s all about slope! The Derivative Measures Slope Let’s begin with […]

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Shaun Ault

AP Calculus Review: Average Rate of Change

Calculus is the study of motion and rates of change. In fact, Isaac Newton develop Calculus (yes, like all of it) just to help him work out the precise effects of gravity on the motion of the planets! In this short review article, we’ll talk about the concept of average rate of change. We’ll also […]

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

SAT Diagnostic Test: How Will You Score on the SAT?

Wishing you had an SAT score predictor? Try Clemmonsdogpark’s SAT Diagnostic Test to get a sense of where you are in your studies, and the best ways to prepare.

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Shaun Ault

AP Calculus Review: Discontinuities

What’s a discontinuity? Any point at which a function fails to be continuous is called a discontinuity. In fact, there are various types of discontinuities, which we hope to explain in this review article. Points of Discontinuity The definition of discontinuity is very simple. A function is discontinuous at a point x = a if […]

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Kim Lifton

Master the College Essay With These 4 Questions

This post is a contribution from our friends at Wow Writing Workshop. Your senior year peers are about to complete the college application process; it’s also time for you to get started. Is it too early for you to start prepping for the college essay? Can your parents help? What should you expect? As you […]

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Shaun Ault

Common Derivatives on the AP Calc Exam

You know you’ll have to know your derivatives inside and out in order to score high on the AP Calculus exam. But what are the most common derivatives you’ll see on the test? In this short article, we’ll let you in on the secret! Know the Basics First of all, it’s very important to have […]

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Beth Gonzales

APUSH Exam Review: 5 Last Minute Test Prep Tips

The more you prepare, the more you improve your chances of success! Use our test prep tips as part of your APUSH exam review and get yourself ready to test!

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Shaun Ault

AP Calculus Review: Disk and Washer Methods

The disk and washer methods are useful for finding volumes of solids of revolution. In this article, we’ll review the methods and work out a number of example problems. By the end, you’ll be prepared for any disk and washer methods problems you encounter on the AP Calculus AB/BC exam! Solids of Revolution The disk […]

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Allena Berry

APUSH Short Answer Questions and Responses: A Study Guide

In this blog post, we outline what scorers are looking for by examining APUSH short answer questions from past tests, and analyzing real student responses.

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