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Should Teachers Assign Homework?

Should Teachers Assign Homework?

The Most Common Question …. How Much Homework? I teach multiple levels of World History to freshmen and AP World History to juniors and seniors. Every year, the most common question I am asked on the first day of school is “How Much Homework Will We Have?” and then...
Tips on Standardized Testing

Tips on Standardized Testing

Exceptional standardized test scores are a major factor in college admissions. Thus, many high school students go through the standardized testing process yearly. Most find it to be an irksome process. As many high-achieving students across the world take their first...
Procrastination: How to Identify and Avoid it

Procrastination: How to Identify and Avoid it

Procrastination – We do it everyday without even realizing. Even I did when writing this blog post. I sat down at my desk to write, but saw that my room was in dire need of vacuuming. After that, I spontaneously decided I wanted to bake cookies, followed by...
Sleep: The Best Study Tool for Life

Sleep: The Best Study Tool for Life

“Sleep is an addiction you can learn to overcome.” I’ve heard countless friends repeat that quote and I think it really embodies the attitude most students—especially AP students—take towards getting sleep. In fact, the CDC reports that about “7 out of 10 (72.7%)”...
Tackling Summer Assignments One Cliche at a Time

Tackling Summer Assignments One Cliche at a Time

From training to traveling, most of us have had our summers planned since the end of spring break. It’s easy to become accustomed to waking up late and doing everything under the sun (besides work). On the last day of school, summer assignments were handed out. I...
The Art of Self-Studying an AP in 5 Simple Steps

The Art of Self-Studying an AP in 5 Simple Steps

So. . . you’re thinking about studying an AP subject on your own.   Maybe your high school doesn’t offer that many AP options. Maybe there’s not enough room in your schedule to take another AP at school.  Maybe you’re an overachiever looking to put yourself ahead...