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Tips for Succeeding on the Writing Section of the ACT

The ACT Writing section is optional, but, if you sign up for it, that doesn’t mean you should wing it! Colleges and universities will see you’re taking the extra step to take this portion of the exam, but they’ll also want to see you score well. So succeeding on the writing section of the ACT …
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A Quick Guide to Solving the Hardest SAT Math Questions

Are you dreading the SAT Math section? You’re definitely not alone. If you struggle in this subject, you may have a bit of anxiety over this portion of the exam, even though you’re allowed a calculator for part of it! That’s okay. Knowing what to expect is really half the battle. Here’s what you need …
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Is Khan Academy Good For SAT Prep (+ Other Top Resources)

The Khan Academy is a great resource for the SAT! It offers a number of features and tools to help you study for this standardized exam. They also have resources for educators and parents. Check out all the benefits, plus a few other resources you can take advantage of: Is the Khan Academy a Good …
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How to Improve SAT Reading Scores | 8 Easy Steps

Are you struggling with your SAT reading, or want to improve your score to result in a better SAT Composite Score? There are plenty of ways to study for this particular section of the exam. To improve your SAT reading, you should first know what to expect and what common mistakes other students made. Then …
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What is the Foreign Language Requirement for College?

All college admissions offices have general education requirements including foreign language requirements for college. Language proficiency is one of them. Most schools are looking for students who have completed at least two years in these courses. But that number can vary by each school and admissions office.   Even after high school, most colleges require …
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High School Sophomores: End of School Year Checklist

Congratulations on ticking off another year in your high school experience! As you finish up your finals and look forward to spring break, it’s important to remember there are a few other things you need to accomplish – either right after finals or sometime this summer. Your end of school year checklist should include researching …
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Managing Stress (By Stress Personality Type)

Did you know your stress personality type can affect how stress impacts you and how you should manage it? A study from 2007 helped show how certain personality traits affect stress, how you react to it, and the methods that could help you get a handle on your anxiety levels. There are plenty of personality …
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History of Affirmative Action in College Admissions

You’ve likely heard the term “affirmative action” before in regard to the workplace. Did you know it can play a role in college admissions as well? Here’s a breakdown on affirmative action in college admissions, how it came to be, and more: What is Affirmative Action? Affirmative action refers to policies that are designed to …
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Boost Your College Acceptance Odds: Summer Programs

You may not be in school for the summer, but did you know you can absolutely use your summer vacation to help with your college acceptance odds? There are plenty of activities you can do during this “off season” that will look great on college applications. So, what summer programs look best for college? Check …