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Myth: I HAVE to Answer My ACT/SAT Questions in Order

Skipping questions on the SAT and ACT is perfectly fine! myths
You may have heard it said before that you have to answer your ACT or SAT questions in exact order, but did you know that’s not exactly true? In any particular section, you can absolutely jump around from question to question! Here’s a bit of myth debunking on this so-called “fact:” Skip the Toughies Part …

Don’t Fall For These Myths About College Application Essays

Here are a few myths surrounding college application essays. myths
Your college application essays play a major role in your admission but with so much misinformation about what to include in their essay, it can be confusing to sift the facts from the myths. These are some of the more common myths surrounding college application essays. Myth 1: You must try and pack as much …

Myth: Test-Flexible Colleges Have Lower Standards Than Test-Required Colleges

Test flexible colleges don't necessarily have lower standards. myths
When creating your college application, you have to understand that each portion matters. Your essay, your extracurricular activities, your references, your GPA, your courseload: Everything carries some amount of weight. That includes your standardized test scores. At colleges where the test scores are mandatory, those scores help to balance out your GPA. It also balances …

3 MORE College Admission Myths

Here are three more myths about college admissions. myths
There are far too many college admissions myths doing the rounds. Unfortunately, they send many students in the wrong direction. Spending too much time doing things that do not matter means less time doing things that do matter. Below are some myths about college admissions that are just that and nothing more. Myth #1 – …

Is the Act or Sat Harder? Which Test Should You Take?

Multiple choice test sheet with shaded answers. myths
Is the ACT or SAT harder? Is one harder than the other? There seems to be a common myth perpetuated that the ACT is the easier of the two entrance exams. Well, long story short, no test is easier than the other. Myths surrounding the ACT and SAT’s difficulty One factor in spreading this myth …

Myth: I Should Pick My Favorite Teacher to Write My Letter of Recommendation

Reconsider asking your favorite teacher for a letter of recommendation myths
It’s time to ask your teachers for the letters of recommendation for your college applications, but who do you ask? Most juniors and seniors instantly think of their favorite teacher as the answer. While it may be a great choice, it shouldn’t always be the default selection. Here’s why you should consider some alternative options: …
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