A Guide to Choosing the ACT or SAT

Most colleges specify that they require test scores in an application—though almost all will take either test. Depending on where you live in the US, one test or the other could be much more popular, and so your high school may only offer one. Taking the other might be trickier, but could be well worth …

Unusual ACT & SAT Test Prep Tips

You’ve heard all the regular ACT and SAT test prep tips: Take the practice exams and check your answers. Focus on your weak areas. So here are a few tips that are a bit more unusual when it comes to your ACT and SAT study time. Use a Distraction Add On It’s easy to get …

What Do Standardized Tests Measure & Why Do Students Need To Take Them?

The debate over standardized tests continues, with no signs of dying down anytime soon. This ongoing debate questions the importance of standardized tests in the college admissions process. Colleges get a pretty good indication of a student’s academic strengths from their high school transcripts, so what do they need standardized tests for? Standardized Tests and …

Two Important ACT / SAT Prep Tips

When it comes to ACT and SAT prepping, there are many pieces of advice out there to consider. Here are just two, of many, that are important and deserve a highlight. Analyze Your Mistakes Most ACT/SAT prep tips recommend answering several practice tests, which is solid advice. However, simply answering plenty of practice tests is …

Using the Process of Elimination on the ACT / SAT

When it comes to taking tests, you want to give yourself the best chance that you can. This means a lot of studying and knowing your facts. But there will be times when you don’t know something, or you can’t remember all the elements. Times like these call for educated guesses. Benefits of the Process …

Important Things You Should Double-Check on the ACT / SAT

Time is everything on the ACT & SAT. You have precious little of it, so the thought of double-checking a few things may seem like a small priority—but that mindset can lead to mistakes and a lower score than you deserve. Instead, use time wisely by ensuring everything is as right as it can be. …

States Where The ACT / SAT Is Given For Free

The registration fees for the ACT and SAT tests can be pretty steep. For students of some states, the good news is that they do not have to pay any registration fee. There are 18 states that administer the SAT to juniors without charging them any registration fees. Here’s the breakdown. These states provide the …

Interesting Facts About The ACT

Sometimes, it’s good to take a step back from studying for the ACT and looking at some interesting facts associated with this college entrance exam. Faker Test-Takers When the ACT was first introduced, the admission tickets did not have the students’ photographs on them. Photographs on ACT admission tickets were made mandatory after a cheating …

Interesting Statistics About the SAT

The SAT does not fill many students with a sense of excitement. It’s a test, after all, one with weeks of studying tacked onto it. But there are some interesting fun facts about this college entrance exam that can make it seem a little less tedious. So take a study break and check out these …