States Where The ACT / SAT Is Given For Free

The registration fees for the ACT and SAT tests can be pretty steep. For students of some states, the good news is that they do not have to pay any registration fee. There are 18 states that administer the SAT to juniors without charging them any registration fees. Here’s the breakdown. These states provide the …

Interesting Facts About The ACT

Sometimes, it’s good to take a step back from studying for the ACT and looking at some interesting facts associated with this college entrance exam. Faker Test-Takers When the ACT was first introduced, the admission tickets did not have the students’ photographs on them. Photographs on ACT admission tickets were made mandatory after a cheating …

Interesting Statistics About the SAT

The SAT does not fill many students with a sense of excitement. It’s a test, after all, one with weeks of studying tacked onto it. But there are some interesting fun facts about this college entrance exam that can make it seem a little less tedious. So take a study break and check out these …

Why You Should Take Both The PSAT and PreACT

The PSAT and PreACT are preparatory exams for the SAT and ACT respectively. The question that most juniors and sophomores have on their mind is whether they need to both these prep tests or whether they should only take the one that applies to them. That means taking only the PSAT if they are planning …

Pro Tip: NEVER Leave an Answer Blank on the ACT/SAT

If your SAT or ACT exam is coming up, we’re sure you’re studying hard! By this time, you’ve heard quite a few test taking tips regarding each of them, which may have included to “never leave an answer blank”. Here is how you should approach more difficult questions and why you should never leave them …

4 Tips for Managing Test Anxiety DURING the ACT/SAT

No one has ever said that the ACT and SAT are not stressful. Beyond the weeks of studying, attending refresher classes, taking practice tests, and listening to ACT/SAT myths—there’s also a lot riding on your test scores. Scholarship opportunities, college acceptance odds, future job and internship prospects. To say that the ACT and SAT is …

ACT / SAT Writing Section Tip: Be Concise

When it comes to writing, being concise is usually linked to being stronger. The ACT and SAT writing sections are not like school essay projects that have a certain page requirement or word count goal. Your objective here is to either write a persuasive essay, or determine what made a certain essay persuasive, and the …

What to do with Extra Time on the ACT/SAT

Students should use their extra time to go over any skipped questions

During your SAT or ACT, you may complete a section, look down at your watch, and realize you have a few minutes or more before time is up. Here are a few things you should be doing with that precious time. Go Over Questions You Skipped If a question proved too difficult during your initial …

Must-Have Materials for the ACT/SAT Exam

Students are likely so-focused on studying for the ACT/SAT, taking practice tests, brushing up on old school material, and reading up on test-taking strategies that they may overlook another important element in regards to the ACT/SAT: what they need to bring with them to the test. Preparation is key, in fact, over-preparation is even better. …