Taking SAT or ACT? 5 Reasons Why You Should Choose the Earliest Session

If you’ve got college applications on the brain, you’ll definitely be pondering over your SAT and ACT exams. Along with your extracurricular activities, the classes you choose and the references you get from tutors, these scores will help to show colleges exactly the kind of student you are. Good scores could even help you to …

ACT / SAT Math Section Tips and Tricks

As you head into the ACT or SAT, you may be worrying about the math section, especially if the subject isn’t your strong suit. These tips and tricks will help ensure you do better on that dreaded section. Understand Your Mistakes When you’re taking the practice ACT or SAT before you take the real deal, …

7 Basic ACT / SAT Calculator Tips

Use these ACT/SAT calculator tips as a checklist to boost your math score in these tests. Make sure the calculator you are carrying with you into the test room is approved. You could get your calculator confiscated or your test scores cancelled if you use an unapproved calculator when answering the math section. Fully Charged …

Pros and Cons of Retaking the ACT / SAT

Some students consider taking the ACT / SAT a one-and-done sort of situation, others go in expecting to retake it at least twice. Whichever camp your in, it never hurts to consider the points of the other side. Pro: Better understanding of the test Nothing is a substitute for experience. You can read all the …

The Importance of Language in the ACT Essay

Given the nature of an essay, it should come as no surprise that language—how things are written—is essential. This is especially true for the ACT essay section, as you’re receiving an important grade for your hard work. Since there are time constraints, many students focus more on getting their words on the page rather than …

Why You Should Set ACT / SAT Goals

Setting ACT / SAT goals is more important than you may realize. The main purpose is, of course, to do your best and score the highest marks possible, but the problem is that means different things to different students. Besides, it is difficult to stay motivated when you do not have a tangible goal—and you …

How To Guess On The ACT / SAT

Before March 2016, the SAT deducted points for wrong answers. At that time, our advice regarding guessing on the ACT or SAT may have been quite different from the advice we have for you today. A lot has changed, not just with the format of the SAT but also with the way the scoring is …

Top 10 SAT Test Taking Tips

Taking any test is stressful and when it comes to taking the SAT, three major factors contribute to a spike in stress levels. Firstly, the exams are designed to really test you (pun intended). Secondly, the thought that aspects of your future rest on the results can be daunting. Some colleges use the SAT scores …

Top 5 ACT Test Taking Tips

Despite preparing extensively, most students overlook some simple concepts that harm their final ACT score. The fault may not necessarily lie in not knowing the subject matter or being smart enough to perform. The main reason is that ACT requires a lot of quick thinking, picking up on clues, and using certain tricks to get …