Omninox

A blog about education technology, teaching, learning, and startups

Catelyn Cantrell

15 posts

How Have AP Courses Changed Over the Years? Part 1

How the AP exams that most students took in the past will never be the same At the start of this decade (the 2010s), the College Board initiated a complete overhaul of the Advanced Placement program. AP tests were the College Board’s answer to elite prep schools who insisted that their students could...

Why is Getting into College Getting Tougher? Part 1

A little insight as to why getting decent grades in high school just won’t be enough This admissions season will go down in history as one of the toughest and competition for slots at Ivy League schools and prestigious liberal arts colleges continues to intensify. A recent New York Times article pointed out...

How Have AP Courses Changed Over the Years? Part 2

How the AP exams that most students took in the past will never be the same A continuation of the previous post, presented is part 2. This posts presents the other possible reasons to why AP courses have changed over the years and are explained in further detail below: Subjects There are now over...

Angling for Admission: How Early Should Students Specialize?

I’m not going to pretend that I have any idea what actually goes on inside of admissions offices. What I want to talk about is whether high schools students should strive to become well-rounded or if they should specialize. Some have described these more specialized students as being “angular,” since they are pitching...

Why is Getting into College Getting Tougher? Part 2

This post is the second part of the two part series for why college seems to be getting harder to get into. The first part outlined 6 possible reasons to why this difficulty in getting into college has occurred. The first part only covered the first 3 reasons. This post focuses on the other...