Why Should Students Take the PSAT?

Many students feel unsure if they should take the PSAT or if it is worth taking seriously. Some have called the PSAT a prelude to the SAT or an SAT that doesn’t count. But this label may be a bit unfair because taking the PSAT offers some distinct advantages. This article will explain what the PSAT is all about and …

Time Management for the ACT

Many students see the ACT as an intimidating and stressful task in their lives. With more questions on the exam than minutes to complete it, it can feel like the exam tests sheer speed over intelligence. Clocking in at nearly three hours, the ACT leaves many students feeling like exhaustion is inevitable. But the correct techniques for managing time efficiency …

Benefits of Taking Practice Tests

In the world of SAT and college preparation, practice exams are often looked at as just bitter medicine, a way to help students simulate the environment of high-pressure tests without the risk of failing. But some students often opt out of them due to the perception of it being less important. The fields of science and psychology tell us those …

How to Get Recruited Using Twitter

You may already use Twitter to keep up with your favorite sports teams or share some memes with your friends, but do you know how to get recruited using Twitter? Whether you already use the social media platform or not, you should build a profile that will help you connect with coaches and bring you one step closer to getting …

Area of a Trapezoid: Formula & Examples

Let’s learn how to find the area of a trapezoid. What is a Trapezoid? A trapezoid is a 4-sided flat shape with one pair of parallel sides called its bases. The height (also called altitude) of a trapezoid is perpendicular to its bases. The other two non-parallel sides are called legs. Examples of trapezoid-shaped objects are flowerpots, handbags, pails, and …

Prime Numbers: Factorization & Factor Tree

What are Prime Numbers? Prime numbers are whole numbers greater than 1 that are not a product of two other whole numbers. For example, 2 is a prime number because it can only be a product of 1 and itself 12; no other two numbers can be multiplied to make 2. The numbers 3, 5, and 7 are also prime …

Area of a Hexagon: Formula & Examples

Let’s learn how to find the area of a hexagon. What is a Hexagon? A hexagon is a six-sided flat shape whose sum of interior angles is always 720°. If the hexagon has six equal angles and sides, it’s a regular hexagon. Otherwise, it’s an irregular hexagon. Regular polygons have apothem – the perpendicular distance from the hexagon’s center to …

Midpoint Formula: Equation & Examples

Let’s learn how to find the midpoint using the midpoint formula. What is a Midpoint? A line segment’s midpoint refers to the middle point that divides it into two equal parts. Finding the midpoint between two numbers simply means finding the average of those two numbers. For instance, if you have a line with endpoints at 2 and 10, its …

Degrees of Comparison: Comparing Nouns

More than just modifying nouns and pronouns, adjectives also express degrees of comparison. “Project A is easier than Project B, but Project C is the easiest among the three.” Adjectives show the degree to which a noun has the quality being discussed and compared to another noun. Rica has a louder voice than Allan. Hayley has the loudest voice among the …

Volume of a Pyramid: Formula & Examples

Let’s learn how to determine the volume of a pyramid. What is a Pyramid? A pyramid is a three-dimensional solid with a polygonal base and triangular faces that intersect at a point called the apex (or vertex). Pyramids are classified according to the shape of their base. Regular pyramids, unsurprisingly, have bases that are regular polygons. Examples are triangular pyramids …