Cailey Hall is the SAT essay guru for Knewton’s SAT prep course. As Knewton’s resident SAT essay grader, I get to read a lot of SAT essays. While every essay is different – and I always enjoy seeing how students choose to tackle the prompts – I do notice some of the same issues coming up again and again. Rather than tear my hair out every time I encounter one of these problems, I wanted… Read more
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One of the most difficult and most important aspects of applying to business school has nothing to do with getting accepted — choosing an MBA program that’s right for you. Even if you’ve done well in an undergraduate institution, scored highly on the GMAT, written a killer essay, and accumulated extensive work experience in the industry, you still have to choose the type of MBA that best suits your needs. There are many options out… Read more
This post was written by Alex Khurgin. Beware the “senior-spring” fallacy! It is NOT the case that you can “stop working” after submitting your college applications or even after being admitted to a college early-action or early-decision. Remember that almost all colleges do request your final transcript before you ship off to campus in the fall. And sometimes, the college will rescind an offer of admission based on this final transcript. A report published by… Read more
Cailey Hall is a Content Developer at Knewton If you’ve spent any time lately trying to sort out the intricacies of the College Board’s SAT Score Choice option, you might have concluded that walking to Russia seems simple in comparison. Although the College Board says it will make your life easier, Score Choice can seem awfully puzzling. Fear not! Knewton is here to explain it and help you sort it all out. So what, exactly,… Read more
This post was written by Josh Anish. Q: How are you advising clients now that the GRE and GMAT are both accepted at many business schools? A: Take the GMAT. Schools that accept GRE scores are like venture capitalists who say “we prefer entrepreneurs to network their way to us, but we do accept business plans via email.” Sure, they accept them—and if they see one with a credible process for producing cold fusion they… Read more
Alex is a Content Developer for the Knewton SAT prep course. He thinks he’s super funny, though he’s only very funny. The best way to learn vocab words is to come across them in context in books, in conversations with teachers or parents, on television shows over and over again until you understand what they mean and know how to use them. Unfortunately, this process happens naturally over time; cramming context clues the day before… Read more
Cailey Hall is a Content Developer @Knewton. The SAT prep industry, like the self-help book industry, is super-saturated with tips on how to be your best you. You can’t mention the test without getting dozens of tips — solicited and unsolicited — on how to ace the test. It can be difficult to cull the good from the bad, the necessary from the optional. With this in mind, the expert SAT teachers at Knewton have… Read more
Students often ask us where they should apply to law school. By “where” they mean “which schools,” but they also mean it literally, as in “where on the map.” Law school rankings are handy for identifying the top 20 or so schools in the country, but they can’t tell you if a school is right for you.
So how do you decide where to apply? Here are five main areas to consider:
Josh Anish is the Senior Editor @Knewton. The word local seems to be on the tip of every Internet-savvy person’s tongue lately. Google Local. FourSquare. Yelp (and its army of intimidators). The internet has infiltrated our neighborhoods. It can tell us to turn right instead of left, zig instead of getting hit by oncoming traffic. Geo-targeting is all well and good if you’re looking for sushi (and I happen to agree with Yelp the eel… Read more
Michael Horn, coauthor of Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns, blogged about a friendly debate he had with Jose at a conference. The question at hand: Can an innovation come along that is both demonstrably lower in cost and higher in quality? We think so, and it seems like Jose did a good job of starting to persuade Michael. Read the blog post.