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How To Prepare For The SAT In One Month

Life happens. High school is incredibly busy already without throwing college prep on top of it. While ideally you should study for the SAT months in advance, what if you only have one left until the big day? How do you prepare for the SAT in one month? Don’t panic yet. You can do it …
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Everything You Need To Know About The SAT Essay

Taking the SAT can be a source of stress for many high school students, and a lot of them are confused about the SAT essay.  Does every SAT taker have to complete the SAT essay section or is it optional?  How much time will you get to complete this section?  What does this section really …
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Things You Need to Know About the SAT Essay

Taking the SAT in the near future? While most studying is focused on the math, writing, and reading portions, you can’t forget about the essay part of the exam. Here are some things you need to know about the SAT essay before your test date. The SAT Essay is Optional… In 2015, the College Board …
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5 Items for Summer College Prep High School Students Need

At no extra cost to you, College Raptor may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.  Are you heading to college in the next year or two? Summer is the perfect opportunity to start planning ahead and getting ready for SAT and ACT, college applications, scholarship applications, and more. These five items …
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Where To Take A SAT / ACT Sample Test

Using practice books, attending review sessions, hiring a tutor, and looking up practice questions are all great ways to study for the ACT / SAT. However, answering questions and taking the actual test are two different beasts. One thing you should absolutely try while prepping is taking a SAT or ACT sample test. A practice test …
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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 …