How to Study for the PSAT

Your results on the PSAT are not only an accurate representation of how you would do on the SAT, but they also give you the opportunity to win scholarships and recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Even though it is a practice exam, you should be fully prepared on test day. Here are some …

What are SAT Subject Tests?

The standard SAT format includes sections on Reading, Math, Writing & Language, and an optional essay. But did you know there are additional, optional tests you could take? In fact, there are twenty! What are they? The SAT Subject Tests focus on specific subjects, and are an opportunity for a student to go above and …

Scholarships for Students with Impressive ACT/SAT Scores

The daunting SAT and ACT tests can be thought of in many ways. A random sampling of college seniors, after time to reflect on their test experience, variously described the tests as “rites of passage,” “milestones,” “headaches,” “stressful,” and “rewarding.” The bottom line is that all the above is true. Being truthful, the tests are …

National Average Scores for ACT and the SAT: Writing

The writing section of both the ACT and SAT is optional—although we highly recommend you take it. All the same, just like with the test itself and the individual sub-tests, the written essay is scored and figured into the composite. So how does the average American student score on the essay portion? ACT with Writing …

About The SAT: SAS Student Answer Service

Much like the ACT, the SAT also has a service that can help you review your results, known as the Student Answer Service. Here’s a quick overview so you can determine if this service is right for you. What is the Student Answer Service? The Student Answer Service, also known as the SAS, is a …

History of the SAT

The SAT is such a normal occurrence for high school seniors and incoming college freshman, that many don’t think about the roots of the test today. It’s actually less than a 100 years old. Here’s how the SAT become one of the most used standardized tests across the United States. Early Beginnings In the 1900’s, …

Misconceptions About The ACT And SAT

Few tests cause as much anxiety as the ACT and SAT. Unfortunately, far too many common misconceptions about these two tests result in students focusing on the wrong things and losing out on some terrific opportunities. Knowing the truth about the ACT and SAT tests is crucial to avoiding making mistakes that could cost you …

Who Can Take the PreACT?

In March of 2016, ACT announced that it had devised a new test aimed at 10th grade students to help them prepare for the ACT their following year. This test, aptly called the PreACT, follows the same format as the full ACT: The two tests are scored the same way, they follow the same subjects …

Who Is Eligible To Take The PSAT?

You may have heard the term PSAT mentioned during high school, especially during the start of the school year. However, some students may not fully understand the purpose of the PSAT and even confuse it with a school sponsored practice SAT. Here’s some advice on taking the PSAT if you’re eligible: What Is The PSAT? …