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What It Takes To Get A Perfect Score on the ACT or SAT

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Everyone would be happy if they could get a perfect score on the ACT or SAT. While high scores on these tests comes naturally to some people, it’s not the case for most. If you want a perfect score, you have to be prepared for it. Here’s what it takes to get that perfect number. …

How To Choose Between The ACT And SAT

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Colleges today accept both the ACT and SAT, which is great news because you can choose which test to take depending on your subject strengths and your test taking abilities. Ask yourself these questions when trying to decide whether to take the ACT or the SAT: Do You Have a Strong Foundation in Math? Math …

ACT/SAT Pro Tip: Start With The Easy Questions

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With the SAT and ACT tests, time management is crucial. The exams are created in such a way that every second counts. Waste a few seconds trying to solve a difficult question and you will find yourself struggling to complete the section. Worse still, you are more likely to start getting frustrated and feel less …

How to Study for Your Second ACT / SAT Test

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Many students who retake the ACT or SAT earn a higher score the second time around. It’s a fantastic way to boost your acceptance odds and qualify for more scholarships, so you should seriously consider taking the ACT / SAT more than once. But how should you study for the second test? Should you change …

Why You Should Take the ACT / SAT Practice Tests

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If you have the ACT or SAT coming up, what are you doing to prepare? One must is to take the practice tests during your study time. Here are three reasons why this is an important preparation technique that you shouldn’t skip. Lets You Know What To Expect It’s one thing to hear that the …

Why You Should Take the ACT / SAT Even If It’s Optional

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Some college and universities actually don’t require you to take the ACT or SAT for your application or acceptance. However, even if your dream school is on the list of colleges that say the exams are “optional” it may still be in your best interests to take them. Here’s why you should still sign up …

How To Make a Persuasive Essay on the ACT

Here are some tips on how to write a persuasive essay for the ACT ACT & SAT
During high school, you’re probably most used to writing an essay to prove a fact. You’ve probably written some though that focused on your opinion. That’s what the ACT looks for. They provide you with an essay topic where you have to write on your opinion and work on persuading the reader to see it …

How To Save Money on the ACT and SAT

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Between taking the SAT or ACT (or both) and preparing for them, you may be worried about the cost. Currently, the SAT without an essay is $47.50 and with the essay is $64.50. The ACT is $50.50 without the essay and $67 with the writing section. On top of these costs, prep classes and tutors …

Calculator Tips for the SAT Math Section

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You should never attempt to take the SAT without a calculator, but not any old calculator will do. There are some tips and things you should keep in mind when preparing for the exam (and on the test date). Here are some calculator tips to remember for the SAT: Bring The Right Calculator Bringing the …
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