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How to Pick the Best SAT / ACT Dates for You

Is it time to start seriously thinking about your SAT or ACT? One thing you’ll want to remember to do is to give real thought to your SAT or ACT dates. It can be done easily through the College Board or ACT websites, but you want to be sure you pick the right date for …
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What You Need to Know About the New SAT “Adversity Score”

When it comes to the ACT and SAT, changes aren’t very frequent. However, when there is a change, it causes a big stir and conversation about the pros and cons. Have you heard about the recent introduction of the SAT Adversity Score? Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about this change. What …
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How To Earn The Highest SAT Score You Can

The highest SAT score any student can hope to earn is 1600. To get this, you have to score a perfect 800 points on both the Math and EBRW (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) sections. Yes, it’s possible to achieve this score. However, a look at this report by College Board may give you a more …
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How To Set A Realistic ACT / SAT Score Goal

Throughout your high school year your counselors, teachers, and parents would have been emphasizing the importance of getting a good score. If you’re wondering “What is a good SAT score?” or “What is a good ACT score?”, it’s good to do research on the ACT / SAT averages at the colleges on your list. Once …
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How to Find Help With Your ACT / SAT Prep

When it comes exams, everybody needs a little help sometimes. This is especially true when it comes to the ACT and SAT. Because acceptance odds and potential scholarships ride on your scores, you don’t want to “wing it” and hope for the best. You’ll want to find the best SAT prep courses, or ACT review …
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Daily ACT / SAT Prep Tips and Tricks

Although you should be setting aside a few hours every week to devote to ACT and SAT prep leading up to your test date, it doesn’t hurt to do a bit of studying on your off days. These daily tips will take just a few minutes every day, but can keep your mind fresh between …
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Benefits of Taking an ACT/SAT Practice Test

While reviewing the material is a must, an important aspect of test prep that shouldn’t be overlooked is taking practice tests. There are plenty of benefits to answering ACT and SAT practice questions. They Identify Strengths and Weaknesses In high school, you may do better in English than math, or vice versa. However, do you …
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When Is The Best Time To Take The ACT/SAT?

Ah, the ACT and SAT. The Big Two. It’s almost a right of passage for college-bound students. There’s plenty of material to study, and you’ll want to focus on that, but one question demands attention: When is the best time to take the test? Check out those ACT and SAT sign-up dates, because we’re about …
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What You Need to Know About the College Admissions Cheating Scandal

(3/28/19) You’ve probably seen the college admissions cheating scandal in the news recently. Several students received guaranteed admission to colleges around the country after parents spent money to ensure their acceptance. Here’s what you need to know: What Did the Cheating Involve? There were a few different types of cheating going on. One method would …
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SAT / ACT Tips and Tricks: Be Concise

There are many SAT / ACT tips and tricks that can help you out with the reading, writing, and essay portions. But one of the most important tips is to be concise. SAT / ACT Tips and Tricks: Be Concise The ACT writing test is a 40-minute essay in which your writing skills are tested.  …