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  • Jan 23 / 2018
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Interview with Carmenta’s Erik Ogle, Master of More than 20 Languages

Carmenta polyglot instructor Erik Ogle

 

By André Bastos Gurgel, OAB

Q: When did you first become interested in languages?
A: Although I grew up hearing both Swedish and English around the house, I don’t think I really got interested in actively learning other languages until I started taking French in the 6th grade and, around the same time, was given an old copy (1910 edition) of Bennet’s Latin Grammar by my grandmother. Continue Reading

  • Jul 20 / 2017
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How to Solve a Basic Algebraic Equation

How to solve a basic Algebraic equation

 

By Andrew Kuhry-Haeuser, Carmenta Founder

1) The #1 rule to remember is that, no matter what, any operation you apply to one side of the equals sign must be applied to the other side of the equals sign, whether it’s addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponents, or roots. Continue Reading

  • Jul 18 / 2017
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How to Get an “A” in Physics

How to get an "A" in Physics

 

By Andrew Kuhry-Haeuser, Carmenta Founder

Success in high school or basic college physics comes down to 3 factors:

1) Knowing your formulas.
2) Knowing how to determine which formula applies to the problem you’re trying to solve.
3) Knowing how to solve the equations produced when you apply a formula to a problem. Continue Reading

  • Jul 11 / 2017
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How to Learn a Modern Foreign Language

Books for learning a modern foreign language

 

By Andrew Kuhry-Haeuser, Carmenta Founder

There are three main steps for successful modern-language learning:

1) Begin with Grammar

The first step is to learn the most basic grammar of the language. It’s always a mistake to ignore the grammar of a language and pursue a 100%-conversation approach right from the beginning. Instead, start by learning how sentences are constructed in the new language using a well-organized, grammar-intensive textbook. Continue Reading

  • Jul 06 / 2017
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How to Be Admitted into the College of Your Choice

How to be admitted into the college of your choice

 

By Andrew Kuhry-Haeuser, Carmenta Founder

Every year tens of thousands of high-achieving American and international students compete for a relatively small number of undergraduate spots at a handful of elite US universities. They’re all highly dedicated and hard-working, but the unfortunate fact is, the vast majority of those who apply to top colleges will not be accepted. Surprisingly, this often won’t be because the student doesn’t deserve to be accepted but instead because the student (like most who apply) has been doing the opposite of what he or she should have done! Continue Reading

  • Jul 04 / 2017
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How to Get a Perfect Score on the Latin SAT Subject Test

Zane, 17, Carmenta Latin Student

 

By Andrew Kuhry-Haeuser, Carmenta Founder

I’ve developed the following approach to the Latin SAT Subject Test over the course of more than two decades as a Latin student and teacher. The first section of this article covers the 6 essential elements of Latin knowledge a student needs to cover when studying for the Latin SAT. The second section provides details on the best sources for Latin SAT practice work, practice tests, and tutoring. Continue Reading

  • Jun 28 / 2017
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How to Get a 5 on the AP Latin Exam

Declan, 12, Carmenta Latin Junior Student

 

By Andrew Kuhry-Haeuser, Carmenta Founder

I developed the following approach to preparing for and taking the AP Latin Exam over the course of more than two decades as a Latin student and teacher. The first part of this article covers the 6 steps students need to take leading up to the AP Latin Exam. The second part covers the 5 essential aspects of a good general Latin education, which top scorers need to have had as well. Continue Reading

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