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12 Tips for Students Taking the ACT/SAT

Here are 12 tips for taking the SAT / ACT. ACT & SAT
Most schools will ask you to submit scores from either the ACT or SAT as part of your application. Other schools are going away from using standardized test scores as part of your admissions profile. Make sure you check the requirements at the colleges you’re interested in applying to before deciding which test to take. …
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New SAT Essay: It’s Now Optional!

Here's what you need to know about the new SAT essay ACT & SAT
One question, completely optional: That’s the new SAT Essay. If you have read my other articles about the pieces of the new SAT, you’ve probably noticed a trend. The test sections have all been redone to reflect a “college assignment” kind of feel. It’s all about the “real world”, and it’s no different with the …
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ACT Science Section Study Guide – What You Need to Know For the ACT Science Section

Here's what you need to know for the ACT science section of the test ACT & SAT
Composed of 40 questions, the ACT science section gives students 35 minutes to complete it. Three types of questions make up the 40 questions: Data Representation, Research Summaries, and Conflicting Viewpoints. For each type, students receive a short passage containing all the necessary information to answer the questions. Passages may be descriptions of experiments, graphs, …
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New SAT Math Test Prep: Here’s What You Need to Know

Here's what you need to know for the new SAT math section ACT & SAT
The new SAT math section has been entirely revamped. There are now 54 questions to be answered in 70 minutes. Much like the language section of the SAT, the math test now requires test takers to utilize problem solving skills with real world applications. This means that there might be multiple steps required in order …
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New SAT Reading Test Prep: An Overview of What You Can Expect to Encounter

What should you expect on the new SAT reading section? ACT & SAT
The new SAT reading test is first in the two-part Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section, as the name implies. Test takers will have 70 minutes to answer 67 questions. These questions are said to resemble those you would encounter in your average “lively, thoughtful, evidence-based discussion”. Which means, to me, “questions a professor might ask …
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5 Online SAT Test Prep Resources

SAT vocabulary words, which are available on SAT test prep websites. ACT & SAT
By now, many of you have heard that there is a new SAT coming to town. While there are some major changes taking place, much of the test will remain similar to previous versions. But what does that mean for studying? The good news is that there will be no more memorizing lists of obscure …
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