Applying to college is one of the biggest steps any high school student takes in their education. The enormity of the process and decision can be incredibly stressful. I myself can attest to this as I went through the struggle this last year. The goal of this article is to share some personal experiences that I believe can help prospective applicants, and give some tips to finding the right college for you.Continue reading “College Application Tips”
With AP testing season rapidly approaching, many people often feel overwhelmed with the idea of studying for the tests they’re taking, and it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to preparing for tests. The tutors at Robin’s Nest wanted to share some useful tips for planning and structuring your study sessions!Continue reading “AP Test Study Tips”
A few months ago, we shared an article all about creative writing processes, where we shared some general ideas for getting started writing your story. Today we’ll be talking about structuring the story of your creative writing piece.Continue reading “Creative Writing: Structuring Your Story”
A common question that almost every high school student will have at some point is “Should I take the SAT or the ACT?”
Most of you will have some familiarity with the SAT and its younger sibling, the PSAT, through school administered tests. Because of this, a majority of you will choose to take the SAT, simply because you have never taken the ACT before. But in reality, the ACT is not much different from the SAT, and with a few simple tips, you can learn how to adequately prepare and ace for the ACT.Continue reading “How to Succeed on the ACT”
The SAT is a core step into college readiness, and is a test score that can net you many scholarships and other great opportunities. As such, doing well on the test should be a key goal of any aspiring student. So, in this article, let’s take a look at how you should generally be studying for the SAT.Continue reading “How to Study for the SAT”
As 2021 begins, many of us set new goals. Some of these can be academic: wanting to maintain good grades, wanting to get a certain test score, or wanting to learn something new. But New Year’s resolutions can also be personal, they force us to reflect about ourselves and grow as a person.Continue reading “Creative Writing Processes”
Summer programs can potentially be extremely valuable resources for middle and high school students, as they can allow you to access information and teachings from outside your local sphere. However, with such a variety of programs available, it is sometimes difficult to find educational and affordable summer camps to apply to. Here are a few summer programs – including many local options – that we recommend taking a close look at in case you or your child are interested.Continue reading “Interesting Summer Programs to Apply to”
Why is reading important?
The greatest accomplishment of many early elementary students is arguably learning to read. Though all students are taught a plethora of other subjects and skills in elementary school, not all students hone and use these skills in their college and career paths: athletes rarely need a deep understanding of higher-level arithmetic, writers typically do not need a deep understanding of chemical kinetics, electrical engineers do not need a deep understanding of music theory, etc. However, all students, regardless of intended college or career path, can benefit greatly from gaining literacy.
Originally published August 13, 2020
Migrated August 30, 2020
As the start of school is fast approaching, many students are getting ready to attend online school. This new method of learning is new to us all and can seem a little daunting. To help, here are a few tips to get ready and thrive in online school.Continue reading “How to Succeed in Online School”
Originally published August 12, 2020
Updated and migrated August 30, 2020
As students progress through middle and high school, many hear the term ‘extracurricular’ told more frequently. Emphasis may unexpectedly move from their activities in the classroom to those outside the classroom, known as extracurricular activities (or informally, “extracurriculars”). Uninfluenced by their school’s offerings, extracurricular activities are important for students of all ages to participate in; unlike school (or formally, “curricular”) activities, excluding summer school, they can be completed during summer break and other school breaks as well. Heading into the 2020-2021 school year, these are some of the many extracurriculars that students can enjoy and benefit from.Continue reading “The Importance and Utility of Extracurriculars”