Hilary Cairns


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.

All Too Common ACT/SAT Prep Mistakes

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When it comes to the ACT and SAT, studying is important. However, many students make mistakes when it comes to preparation for these exams and these errors could impact their final scores. Here are four ACT/SAT prep mistakes you’ll want to avoid as you get ready for your standardized tests. ACT/SAT Prep Mistake #1: Not …

Myth: The ACT is Easier than the SAT

Student studying - they may wonder is the ACT easier than the SAT? myths

Most colleges accept either the ACT or SAT, so you may be wondering “Is the ACT easier than the SAT?” It’s actually a common myth that the ACT is easier than the SAT. In fact, the answer isn’t cut and dry. Here’s what you need to know about the standardized tests. Is the ACT Easier …

When You Should Submit Your EA/ED Application

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If you’re certain you want to attend a school, you may consider applying Early Action or Early Decision. Deadlines for these are before regular applications come due. Here’s what you should know about EA/ED application deadlines. Pay Attention to the EA/ED Application Deadlines The first thing you want to pay attention to when it comes …

When Will ACT / SAT Scores Be Released?

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After taking the ACT or SAT, you may be wondering just when will ACT / SAT scores be released? Thankfully, in most cases, you don’t have to wait for long! Here’s a short guide to how the results are released. When are SAT Scores Released? SAT scores generally start to be released about 13 days …

Pros and Cons of Taking SAT Subject Tests

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If you’re considering taking SAT Subject Tests, you may be wondering about the benefits and detriments. There are things to consider and it’s important to weigh both the pros and the cons before deciding on whether or not a Subject Test is the right choice for you. Pro: It Can Boost Your Application (Or Even …