Why the PSAT / PreACT Shouldn’t be Overlooked

Even if you’re not thinking too seriously about college while you’re in Junior year of high school, it’s definitely starting to be on your mind. However, that doesn’t mean you should be overlooking the PSAT or the PreACT. Here’s why you should be taking either one or both: You Could Qualify for Scholarships Did you …

Must-Know ACT and SAT Vocabulary Words: Part Two

Everyone knows that standardized tests love to “trick” you (the ACT in particular is known for this). One of the ways they do this is to use higher-level vocabulary. While questions such as “What is the definition of ____?” are few and far between, you’ll likely see many questions that want you to use context …

How to Help Your Student Prep for the ACT / SAT

Your student may have their ACT and SAT coming up and are busy studying every evening for this big exam! Even though they’re at their desk reading away or taking practice tests, there are plenty of things you can do as a parent to help them. Here are a few things you can do to …

Think Of The PSAT As More Than Just A Practice Test

Many students think of the PSAT as practice test for the SAT, and while they may be right, the PSAT is also much more than that. There are several other benefits that students get by scoring well on this test. What Is The PSAT? PSAT stands for Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test or Preliminary SAT. The …

What Is A SAT Subject Test And Should You Take It?

All students know about the importance of taking the SAT test for college applications but not many know about SAT subject tests and others mistakenly use the term interchangeably with SAT tests. The two are not the same. SAT subject tests are distinctly different from SAT tests. What is a Subject Test? A SAT subject …

A Guide to Choosing the ACT or SAT

Most colleges specify that they require test scores in an application—though almost all will take either test. Depending on where you live in the US, one test or the other could be much more popular, and so your high school may only offer one. Taking the other might be trickier, but could be well worth …

Unusual ACT & SAT Test Prep Tips

You’ve heard all the regular ACT and SAT test prep tips: Take the practice exams and check your answers. Focus on your weak areas. So here are a few tips that are a bit more unusual when it comes to your ACT and SAT study time. Use a Distraction Add On It’s easy to get …

What Do Standardized Tests Measure & Why Do Students Need To Take Them?

The debate over standardized tests continues, with no signs of dying down anytime soon. This ongoing debate questions the importance of standardized tests in the college admissions process. Colleges get a pretty good indication of a student’s academic strengths from their high school transcripts, so what do they need standardized tests for? Standardized Tests and …