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How to Improve SAT Reading Scores | 8 Easy Steps

Are you struggling with your SAT reading, or want to improve your score to result in a better SAT Composite Score? There are plenty of ways to study for this particular section of the exam. To improve your SAT reading, you should first know what to expect and what common mistakes other students made. Then …
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ACT Writing Prompts

While you won’t know the ACT writing prompt you’ll be getting ahead of time, there are definitely ways to practice for this section of the exam. There are several example prompts straight from the ACT so you may even get a real prompt that’s similar to your practice ones! What is the ACT Writing? The …
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How to Prepare for the ACT

The holidays are over and the ACT’s are just around the corner! Time to jump back into the books and start preparing for the ACT. Here are some pointers to get you going. Prep Step #1: Create a Schedule One of the most important things you can do when it comes to studying for the …
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PSATS are Over – Now What?

Juniors: Congratulations on finishing up the PSATs! That’s behind you, but what do you do after the PSAT? We’ll cover a few exciting things to think about, and also give some tips for freshmen and sophomores who may be up for the PSATs next. You May Win a Scholarship You may just have thought of …
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Why Breaks Are Important

No matter where you are in the college search process, whether just starting your list or polishing those applications, you need to be taking breaks. This includes breaks from studying for the SAT or ACT, scholarship applications, and your junior or senior year work. While you have a lot to get done, you also need …

What Do Your ACT/SAT Scores Actually Mean?

Whether you’re taking your first practice tests or decided to try out the ACT or SAT for the first time, it’s important to understand what your ACT/SAT scores really mean. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know about your ACT and SAT scores, and do they really matter. What Do ACT Scores Mean? …

Know Before You Go – Night Before and Day of ACT/SAT Tips

Is your ACT or SAT test date coming up? It’s important to know how to prepare, what to expect, and what to bring (and what you shouldn’t bring!). Here are some must-know facts that will relieve some of the stress of taking either of the standardized tests. What Should You Do the Night Before the …
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How to Study for the ACT / SAT If You’re a Procrastinator

If you’re a procrastinator, it can be extremely difficult to get your work done ahead of time. Whether it’s homework or studying for a test, you’re likely doing that the night before. However, while the ACT and SAT are “tests,” they’re not the kind you can study for just the night before. Students taking these …
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How to Prep for the SAT and ACT At the Same Time

Are you considering taking both the SAT and ACT? It is possible to prep for both together, but you definitely need a game plan if you’re going to do your best on both tests. These tips will help you develop a strategy that will cut down on stress and help you reach your potential on …
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4 Reasons Why It’s Still Worthwhile to Take the ACT / SAT

With many schools no longer requiring or even accepting the ACT or SAT results, you may be wondering, “Should I even take the test?” Don’t rule out taking these exams just yet! There are reasons you may want to take the ACT and/or SAT still. #1. Some Schools Still Require the ACT or SAT Quite …