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2022-2023 college application process

Hello 5PP families! The Common Application has just published the following important information about the 2022-2023 college application process: According to the Common Application: “We know from our most recent survey on the topic that over 95% of every group
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Important Information for 5 Points Prep Student Families

SAT Goes Digital The College Board announced today that plans are underway to release a digital SAT in the spring of 2024 for domestic students. International students will have access in 2023. What implications does this have for our high
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Prepping for Finals Week

The approach of finals week is stressful for high school and college students alike. Notes must be looked over, projects finished, and books read and re-read. Finishing the semester strong can sometimes feel like a daunting task, especially if you’re
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How to Write a Thesis

When it comes to the SAT essay, the thesis statement is the most important component. Without a strong thesis, you can get bogged down, confused, and lost in your ideas. Before we get any further, you might still be asking yourself, what
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Common Sense Advice for Preparing for the SAT and ACT

It’s the day before you are scheduled to take the SAT or ACT. Understandably, you might feel nervous. You might feel unprepared. You might feel like the SAT or ACT just isn’t for you, and you just want to get
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Brainstorming a College Essay

The application deadlines for many colleges are right ahead, which means that it’s time to stop procrastinating and start writing those dreaded college essays. Oftentimes, the toughest part of the writing process is getting started. Who knew that a blank
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How to Study History

Some students may feel intimidated with the amount of information they have to keep track of while studying history. History is full of names, dates, places, causes and effects. It’s easy for all of the information to get lost in the
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SAT Essay Advice

The essay portion of the SAT can seem overwhelming to some students. Having to read, analyze and respond to a 600-800 word prompt in 50 minutes can feel like a tough task. But if a student stays focused and remembers some basic steps,
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"I have a learning disability in reading comprehension, and after a few weeks of prep, I gained 380 points on my SAT and 4 points on my ACT. I was accepted into UGA for early admission!"

-G.L., Gatewood School, Eatonton, GA

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