What is the NMSQT?

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As you’re preparing for college, you’ll come across a lot of tests with acronym names, the most well known being the ACT and SAT. There’s also the PSAT and the PreACT. But what about the NMSQT? What is the NMSQT? It stands for the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It refers to the PSAT that …

Pros and Cons Of ACT / SAT Study Groups

ACT & SAT

Not sure whether joining an ACT/SAT study group would help you perform better on your test? Weighing the pros and cons of ACT/SAT study groups will help you decide if this is the right option for you. Pros of ACT / SAT Study Groups: Keeps you motivated and accountable Helps you stay focused and on schedule …

The Importance of Knowing the ACT / SAT Test Format

ACT & SAT

When studying for a test, you probably focus on the material, right? The actual content you’ll be tested on. If it’s a US History test, you’ll study dates, memorize key people, and read about important events. But the ACT and SAT aren’t “normal” tests. You won’t just study the tested material in preparation, but also …

What to Do the Day Before Your ACT / SAT Test

ACT & SAT

The months and weeks have gone by and you find yourself on the eve of the big test. So, what do you do with the 24 hours that stand between you and the entrance exam? Don’t Cram or Over-Study This may seem counter-intuitive, but you honestly shouldn’t study that much the day before. If you’ve …

Why Your ACT/SAT Scores Matter For College Scholarships

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You can find scholarships being awarded for all sorts of reasons. From being a Hispanic student interested in Engineering, to being fluent in Klingon. These diverse scholarships have equally diverse requirements for eligibility. One of the most common requirements is a certain ACT/SAT score. Academic Scholarships A large number of private organizations and colleges go …

The Week Before Your ACT/SAT Test

ACT & SAT

You’re a week away from your ACT/SAT test and the countdown has begun. These 7 days are crucial and you must use them wisely so you are as prepared as you can for test day. Seven days may seem like plenty of time but you may find that the days will just slip away from …

How To Navigate The ACT Science Section

ACT & SAT

Knowing what to expect and understanding how the questions are structured in the ACT science section can help to make this test less stressful. The first thing you should know is that the science section of the ACT is unlike any other science test you’ve taken in high school. The ACT science section tests your …

Myth: You Should Take Both the ACT and SAT

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Some people believe the key to increasing their acceptance odds is by taking both the ACT and SAT. Let’s take a look at why that is, and why it’s not true. East and West Coast Schools Prefer the SAT, the Midwest Prefers the ACT Right off the bat—Colleges don’t prefer one test over the other. …

What is the ACT Test Information Release?

ACT & SAT

If you plan on retaking the ACT again, one of the best ways to learn from your first experience is by reviewing your own scores. The ACT has a wonderful service that allows you to do just that: the Test Information Release. What the Test Information Release Tells You The TIR will give you a …