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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 the SAT and the ACT? It is possible to prep for both tests at the same time, but you’ll need a game plan. Follow these tips to create a stress-free strategy that sets you up for success on exam days. 1. Consider Your Schedule and Goals Before you commit to taking …
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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 …
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How to Avoid ACT and SAT Prep Scams

When getting ready to take the ACT or SAT, you’ll find various ACT/SAT prep options including tutors and ACT/SAT prep course materials you can use at home. While you’re researching the best form of preparation for you, you need to be aware of ACT/SAT prep scams. Unfortunately, there are a number of scammers out there …
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5 Benefits Of Taking The ACT / SAT in The Summer

Taking any test during the summer may be the last thing on your mind. Especially after you spend the whole school year buried in your textbooks. However, there are a few compelling benefits to taking the SAT/ACT at this time. Here are 5 major benefits of taking the ACT/SAT in the summer. You Can Focus …
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Using Summertime for ACT/SAT Prep

What are you planning on doing this summer? Whether you’re staying in or traveling, you shouldn’t waste time when it comes to ACT and SAT prep! Thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do even when you’re away from home or out and about enjoying the weather that will help you get ready for …
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How to Budget for Test Prep

Whether you’re taking an SAT, an ACT, or an AP Exam, it’s going to cost you a little bit of money. It’s essential to budget for them so it doesn’t end up costing you more than it has to. There are even ways you may be able to save some cash if you feel the …
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How To Get In Test Prep Practice With A Busy Schedule

Preparing for the SAT and ACT takes time. It can take several months to be really prepared to ace these tests. Unfortunately, time in a luxury when you’re in high school. Your schedule is already packed with school work, homework, assignments, and searching for scholarships and colleges. Then of course, there’s life. It’s important to …

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