How Long Should I Study for the ACT and SAT?

Scoring well on standardized tests can help you get accepted by your dream college, so it’s important to study. But how long should you be studying? It’s a question many high school students face as they enter their junior years. There is no one answer, unfortunately: Necessary study time is derived from the individual. A …

Mistakes To Avoid On The SAT Writing Section

While the math section of the SAT can be many students’ nightmare, it is the writing section that other students dread the most. The SAT writing section is meant to test and challenge your practical editing skills. All you need to know is how to read and how to find and fix grammatical errors and …

Student Events that Happen After You Accept a College Offer

Congratulations! You’ve chosen your college. You may be wondering what happens next. Every school is different, but here are a few events you can expect to happen over the next few months. Orientation  Almost all colleges and universities have some sort of orientation for students. This is usually a “getting to know you” time for …

College Fees That You Can Get Waived

Getting any fees waived towards your college education can be a bonus.When planning for college and adding up the thousands of dollars it costs, anything you can get for free is a welcome relief. These are the two main college fees that you can get waived. Test Waivers Let’s start with the SAT. You may …

Mistakes to Avoid: ACT Science Section

One of the major differences between the SAT and ACT is the latter’s addition of a section focused, ostensibly, on science. More specifically, the section is branded “Science Reasoning,” and asks students to draw conclusions based on graphs, charts, and other presented information. For some students this section can be intimidating. I was never a …

Mistakes to Avoid: ACT Reading Section

Everyone gets a little jittery before a big test, but that’s totally normal! What’s important to remember is all the practicing and studying you’ve been doing, especially for something like the ACT. The ACT tests you’re skills, so here are some common mistakes to avoid when taking the reading section. Reading too fast. When you …

Mistakes to Avoid: ACT Writing Section

Ah, the “optional” writing portion of the ACT. 40 minutes of attempting to write a cohesive essay after every teacher you’ve ever had has said, “You can’t write a good essay overnight.” It’s difficult, true, but your essay doesn’t have to be the best you’ve ever written. Here are some mistakes you’ll want to avoid. …

Mistakes to Avoid: ACT Math Section

Are you prepared for your ACT? It can be easy to worry about potential mistakes you can make during the exam, but knowing what you’re facing can help. Here are some mistakes you’ll want to steer clear of when it comes to your ACT Math section. Not Knowing Formulas Although some teachers will let you …

Mistakes to Avoid on the SAT: Reading Section

Sometimes it helps to know mistakes you should avoid when it comes to exams. Here are some things you will want to try to look for or remember when you’re on the Reading Section of the SAT. Being Careless With Time Management Time management is necessary for any portion of the SAT, but it is …