About

Hilary Cairns
Hilary Cairns is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and has a BA in English/Creative Writing. She's an established freelance writer who also has a hand in marketing, social media, and editing for various businesses across the United States.

Is the New SAT Easier Then the Old SAT?

As many of you know, the SAT underwent a huge redo in March of 2016. The administrators changed  a number of aspects of the exam, including the formatting and content. However, is the new version easier than the old SAT? In many ways, it is. No More Subject Jumping In prior editions of the multiple …

How to Network in High School and College

Networking is often a tool used by professionals, but it’s never too early to start building connections. High school and college can present plenty of opportunities to network. Here are some tips to start furthering your career before you’ve even earned your Bachelor’s. Network with Parents’ Friends and Friends’ Parents While you’re still in high …

Understanding Your SAT Scores

There’s a certain anxiety in the air after you’ve taken your SAT. You now have to wait for your scores and wonder how well you did. Once they arrive though, do you understand what they mean? Here’s a quick rundown on how to read your results: Overall Score  The SAT was recently revamped in March …

Myths about Transferring Colleges

Transferring colleges can be a stressful time as you make sure you have everything you need to make the major change. There are a lot of myths surrounding the transfer though, so here are some things you need to know. Myth: My Credits Won’t Transfer  While the myth of “My credits won’t transfer” has some …

Should I Take Both the PreACT and the PSAT?

When you’re in your sophomore and junior years, you may be starting to decide whether you’ll be taking the SAT or the ACT for your college applications. This should also be the time you’re signing up for the prep exams: the PreACT and the PSAT. While many students might only take one or the other, …

What is the TOEFL?

If you live in the United States or another English majority speaking country, it’s quite possible you’ve never heard of the TOEFL. It stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. However, if English wasn’t your first language, you may have to take it to attend a college in another country. Here are the …

How to Improve Your GPA!

Improving your GPA should be a goal whether you’re in high school or college, a freshman or a senior. A high GPA will look excellent on both a college application and a resume. Here are some steps you can take to improve your GPA: Set Aside Time To Study Studying before a test is a …