College Playbook Series: Why College?

Published on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 by

855-922-8773 Blog Chalk Talk #68 The college application process can be intimidating and overwhelming. Oftentimes, people question if pursuing a four-year degree is even worth it. In our recently released College Playbook, we provide students with valuable guidance and down-to-earth advice to help them set up their high school years for college success as well […]

Learn How to Spot the Signs of Test Anxiety

Published on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #57 Breathe in…breathe out… Anxiety, in its many different forms, affects us all, but some more than others. Since there are many different types of anxiety, it is often very challenging to detect it in the classroom. Maybe you have students who go to class every day, participate in lectures, and do […]

What Students Need to Know About AP Courses

Published on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #56 Do you have students debating whether they should enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) courses next year? If so, this is the Chalk Talk for them! AP courses are meant to give high school students a taste of college-level work, but not every student is prepared for that kind of academic rigor […]

11 Scholar Tips for Scholarships

Published on Thursday, February 6th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #55 11 Scholar Tips for Scholarships It’s no secret that college can be very expensive. That’s why many students depend on gathering different sources of financial aid—such as grants, loans, and scholarships—to attend college. Scholarships are a great form of financial aid because they do not have to be repaid; however, they […]

High School Courses Colleges Really Want to See

Published on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #46 Knowing what colleges are looking for can be a challenge⁠—especially since not all colleges desire the same things in an application. Different colleges have different standards and requirements for admission, but there are several high school courses that almost all colleges want to see.  In our recently released College Playbook, we have […]

What Colleges Are Looking For—The Big Five

Published on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #41 Applying to college can be a daunting process. With so many different moving parts working together to build one solid application, it can all feel very overwhelming. That’s why it’s important for your students to know what colleges are looking for in an application and what, to them, constitutes a strong candidate. […]

Foster a Love for Reading

Published on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 by

MasteryPrep Chalk Talk #34 Written by: Taylor Causey  “A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.”-Mark Twain With summer wrapping up, there’s one thing all English teachers around the nation are just itching to discover… Yep, you guessed it: it’s whether or not their students completed the assigned summer reading. […]

How to Get Ten Extra Minutes on the ACT Math Test

Published on Monday, February 18th, 2019 by

ACT Chalk Talk #13 The way you prepare for your upcoming test date can make all the difference. How much would your score improve if you had an extra ten minutes on the ACT Math section? By pacing yourself, and by practicing in order to improve your speed, you can grab an extra ten minutes or […]

Tips to Get Ready for Test Day

Published on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 by

ACT Chalk Talk #12 The way you prepare for your upcoming test date can make all the difference. Here are a few essentials to keep in mind: Sleep is key for a higher ACT score. Many students feel like they are in pain by the time they get to the last test section. They are completely exhausted! […]

ACT English Time Management: 3 Tips You Should Know

Published on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 by

Time management is by far one of the most important factors in successfully completing the ACT, yet it remains a struggle for many students. That’s why we’ve made this series of time management tips for each section of the ACT. In today’s post, we’ll break down time management tips for the English section. Learn them, […]