Happy Pi Day to you all, especially those of you taking the SAT that day.
For those signed up, you should have received an email earlier today which reminds you where to access your Admission Ticket (so you can print it) as well as how to enter in college codes. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about entering in these codes, but when in doubt, don’t worry about it! You can always send them later.
The Night Before:
- Review your strategies.
- Do a few practice problems of each question type to give yourself confidence.
- Map out the directions, figure out how long it will take and where you’ll be parking.
- Ready your Test Day bag (see below).
- Be in bed by 11pm, earlier if you’re feeling stressed or run-down.
To Do Before You Go:
- Eat a nutritious meal (think: eggs, toast, bacon/sausage)
- Review your strategies!!
To Bring on Test Day:
- Your Admission Ticket
- Your ID (driver’s license or high school ID)
- Two sharpened #2 pencils with working erasers
- Your calculator
- An extra pair of batteries
- A nutritious snack (think protein + fruit.. like peanut butter crackers and some grapes)
- Water to drink
- A gallon ziploc bag to hold it all together.
Ahh, Girl Scout Cookies. I believe we are in the “better cookie” territory, but read on to find out for sure! The LA Times did an exclusive:
Girl Scout Cookies in L.A. County are not the same as Orange County’s, by Rosanna Xia in LA Times
6 Girl Scout Cookies you thought you were getting but aren’t, by several authors in LA Times
I know, I know. You’re probably sick of hearing about it or reading about it.. but still! This article is fascinating. And if you’ve done any ACT prep before, you maybe even recognize a term or two.. 🙂
The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of this Dress, by Adam Rogers in Wired
I happened upon this article first: America’s Quietest Places, by Emily Underwood in Science
Which got me thinking about Cairo.. a city I had heard had a far worse noise problem than us, which led me to: A City Where You Can’t Hear Yourself Scream, by Michael Slackman in The New York Times
It was written pre-Revolution, but we can assume nothing has been done to alleviate the sound since then.
The results were not as expected…
The Rich Man’s Dropout Club, by Beth McMurtrie in The Chronicle
Interesting take on the call heard round the world, as well as the mistake (that no one will mention ever) that Bill Belichick made. Backed up with stats. Read through as much as you can.
A Head Coach Botched The End Of The Super Bowl, And It Wasn’t Pete Carroll, by Benjamin Morris in FiveThirtyEight
Another nice piece from the Atlantic.
On Repeat: Why People Watch Movies and Shows Over and Over, by Derek Thompson in The Atlantic
Fascinating article. Reads as good as you think it would read, i.e. the title sounds clickbait-y, but it’s actually that good.
Finding a Video Poker Bug Made These Guys Rich—Then Vegas Made Them Pay, by Kevin Poulsen in Wired
Just wanted to pass along a useful link that a Mom sent to me awhile back. I’ve had some time to check out the rankings portion of the website and I think it’s really great.
Be sure to read the instructions at the bottom so you can use it to its fullest extent.
Custom College Rankings Spreadsheet
and a very useful blog post on Common App:
Colleges Can See Your App Before You Submit It!
This sounds dangerous physically, but healthy mentally. What a dedicated trainer!
Fitness trainer gains and loses 70 pounds in 1 year — on purpose, by Jacque Wilson in CNN