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One New Secret Weapon for Students Taking the PSAT

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As you (probably) know, change is coming to the SAT and PSAT. While the first new SAT will make its debut in March 2016, the new PSAT makes its debut this month. And, included in this new PSAT (which you should be taking!) is one change that is significant to your benefit if you answer …

3 Tips For Every Underclassmen to Boost Their ACT & SAT Scores

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Every fall, a few eager students approach me, interested in test prep well before junior year. Middle school students, freshmen, and sophomores are often anxious over what’s coming down the road. That means they want to get a jump on the work. “If I take your course now just for practice, is that ok?” they …

6 FREE Resources for ACT/SAT Test Prep

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There’s no doubt about it—the ACT and SAT are incredibly important tests. With so much riding on your score—college admittance, scholarships, potential jobs or internships, etc. You’ll want to be as ready as possible when test day comes. And sure, there are lots of options for prep out there, like tutors, online courses, practice tests, …

ACT vs SAT: Comparing the Two Exams

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The ACT vs SAT—the Big Two. To take the ACT or the SAT is one of the biggest steps for high school students to get into college. Students typically take weeks, if not longer, prepping to take the tests. The process involves attending review sessions, taking practice tests, and studying the material. Why is the …

Taking the PSAT and Qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship Program

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Every October, over 1.5 million students are taking the PSAT/NMSQT. The Preliminary SAT is also the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Some key things to know about this test: The PSAT/NMSQT tests critical reading, math and writing skills and has a maximum score of 240. Students who score high enough could qualify for the National …

9 Tips for Overcoming Test Anxiety and Crushing the ACT or SAT

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Test anxiety is something that many college-bound students experience. Even though test scores are just one piece of the college admissions puzzle, many students worry about taking the SAT and ACT. For many students, anxiety comes from low confidence. The best way to combat low confidence before a test is to prepare. Here are some …