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Your Guide to The New SAT: Timing, Content, Scoring, and Tips

College and career readiness–that’s what it’s all about now. The new SAT aims to measure those skills deemed “must-haves” to be successful in college. But what does this mean? And what are the biggest changes? To answer your questions, and more, we put together this guide for the new SAT.  Timing on the New SAT …
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ACT Reading Test Prep: What You Need to Know to Crush It

Students reading this guide to test prep for the ACT Reading portion are probably asking themselves (either literally or rhetorically), “How the heck do you study for a reading test?” Of course, this is a common issue. Many students struggle with how to properly prep for the ACT Reading section. Should students just read more to prepare? …
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ACT English Test Prep: What You Need to Know to Crush It

The ACT English portion will test your reading and writing abilities. Students will be asked to read and make corrections to a number of passages. Sometimes no changes will be needed, other times there will be subtle grammatical or syntax errors that need to be addressed. When preparing for this portion of the test, it’s important to …
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ACT Science Test Prep: Key Concepts You Need to Know

The ACT science section can be an interesting test of skills for students. While some may expect that it’s focused on the specifics, like the bones you learned in Biology or the elements you learned in Chemistry–and there is some of that–the bulk of the science section is actually focused on applying scientific thinking and scientific principals to …
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ACT Math Test Prep: Here’s What You Need to Know

It’s the spring semester of your junior year–April to be exact. Bright and early one Saturday morning you wake up, head to your testing site, and begin to mentally prepare yourself. The next three hours of your life will be spent filling in bubbles and wracking your brain for things you learned way back during …
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5 Online ACT Test Prep Resources

When searching for ACT test prep tools, the number of available options can be a bit overwhelming. There are books, websites, online courses, review videos, in-person tutoring, and more. Some of these resources are free, others can be costly. After spending some time perusing the websites Google suggested, I came up with a list of …
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Average SAT Scores – What Does the Average Student Score on the SAT?

As tens of thousands of students around the country receive their SAT score, one of the first questions that many of them ask seems simple: How does my score compare to the scores of other students? Often, students wonder what other students have scored–or, what is considered an “average” SAT score. It’s natural to want …
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Average ACT Scores – What Does the Average Student Score on the ACT?

Many students wonder about average ACT scores–but, what does that mean, exactly? The answer can really take two distinct forms. First, there is the question of what an “average” ACT score might be for all students. In this case, students generally just want to know how their score compares to everyone else who took the …
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What’s a Good SAT Score? – SAT Score Percentiles and Rankings

The answer to “What is a good SAT score?” isn’t always straightforward. There is no single answer; it depends on what you mean and your own goals! One way to define “good” is to see how your score compares to your peers and to other students at the colleges you’re hoping to attend. Many schools …