ACT & SAT

All Too Common ACT/SAT Prep Mistakes

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When it comes to the ACT and SAT, studying is important. However, many students make mistakes when it comes to preparation for these exams and these errors could impact their final scores. Here are four ACT/SAT prep mistakes you’ll want to avoid as you get ready for your standardized tests. ACT/SAT Prep Mistake #1: Not …

Things To Avoid In The ACT Essay

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You know what you need to focus on, but do you know which things to avoid in the ACT essay? Sometimes during the ACT the essay section, students inadvertently do things that cause them to lose points. Luckily many of the mistakes are easy to avoid if you know about them. Here are some things …

Know Your Homophones for the ACT or SAT

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The English language is just full of tricky challenges. What are homophones? These are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have completely different meanings. Which is why it’s important to know your homophones for the ACT or SAT. Yes, homophones are the bane of most students at any time of the …

When Will ACT / SAT Scores Be Released?

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After taking the ACT or SAT, you may be wondering just when will ACT / SAT scores be released? Thankfully, in most cases, you don’t have to wait for long! Here’s a short guide to how the results are released. When are SAT Scores Released? SAT scores generally start to be released about 13 days …

Pros and Cons of Taking SAT Subject Tests

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If you’re considering taking SAT Subject Tests, you may be wondering about the benefits and detriments. There are things to consider and it’s important to weigh both the pros and the cons before deciding on whether or not a Subject Test is the right choice for you. Pro: It Can Boost Your Application (Or Even …

Tips for Managing Your Time on the ACT or SAT

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The ACT and SAT exams are strictly timed. This throws many first-time test-takers for a loop, making them nervous, anxious, and worried about blowing one of the biggest and most important exams they’ll ever have to take during high school. The biggest mistake you can make is underestimating the importance of managing your time on …

How To Choose Between The ACT And SAT

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Colleges today accept both the ACT and SAT, which is great news because you can choose which test to take depending on your subject strengths and your test taking abilities. Ask yourself these questions when trying to decide whether to take the ACT or the SAT: Do You Have a Strong Foundation in Math? Math …

ACT/SAT Pro Tip: Start With The Easy Questions

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With the SAT and ACT tests, time management is crucial. The exams are created in such a way that every second counts. Waste a few seconds trying to solve a difficult question and you will find yourself struggling to complete the section. Worse still, you are more likely to start getting frustrated and feel less …

How to Study for Your Second ACT / SAT Test

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Many students who retake the ACT or SAT earn a higher score the second time around. It’s a fantastic way to boost your acceptance odds and qualify for more scholarships, so you should seriously consider taking the ACT / SAT more than once. But how should you study for the second test? Should you change …

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