Why You Shouldn’t Take Both the ACT and SAT

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It’s often suggested that you should take both the ACT and SAT to see if you do better on one than the other, but this isn’t the rule of thumb for everyone. In fact, taking both may be detrimental to your scores. Here’s why taking both tests may not be the best decision for you. …

SAT Subject Tests: Mathematics Level 1

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One fantastic way to give your college app a boost is by taking an SAT Subject Test. These additional tests highlight academic skills in certain areas that the standard SAT test can’t show. There are two Mathematics subject tests—Level 1 and 2. Let’s talk about the former. Mathematics Level 1 Overview Level 1 primarily focuses …

SAT Subject Tests: Literature

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Beyond the standard SAT are the SAT Subject Tests. These additional multiple-choice exams highlight a students skill and knowledge in specific areas. There are 22 tests total, spanning across multiple subjects. When it comes to English, there’s only one test—Literature. Literature Overview It’s all in the name. The Literature Subject Test allows the student to …

A Breakdown of the Different College Entrance Exams

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Getting into college isn’t as easy as submitting your high school transcript and writing a few essays. One very important element to a college application is the entrance exam score. The most well known, of course, are the ACT and SAT, but let’s break down the others as well. PSAT / NMSQT Think of the …

All About SAT Subject Tests

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You know about the SAT, but have you ever heard about the SAT Subject Tests? They’re another way to help your admission chances with colleges. Here’s everything you need to know: What are the SAT Subject Tests? Rather than testing you on a number of subjects like the SAT or ACT, the SAT Subject Tests …

What to Do After You Take the ACT or SAT

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Feels good to have the Big Test Day over and done with, right? The ACT and SAT take up a big amount of time, energy, and focus, so to finally take the test can leave many students feeling relieved. But what now? Celebrate and Relax First off: celebrate! You’ve been working hard and you made …

What Should You Do If You Get A Low ACT / SAT Score?

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High ACT/SAT scores can boost your chances of getting accepted into the university of your choice. Scoring well on these tests is even more important if you are applying to highly competitive institutions, where every single aspect of your application will be weighed, including your test scores. Also, you can qualify for more scholarships with …

Last Minute SAT Prep Tips

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The countdown is almost done and the SAT is right around the corner. Coming down to the wire like this can be pretty stressful. But worrying doesn’t help—preparation does! So here are some helpful last minute prep tips: One More Practice Test If you have the time to squeeze in one last practice test, do …