Myths about the PSAT

There are a few myths around the PSAT and your PSAT scores that you should know about myths

The PSAT, or Preliminary SAT, has a lot of myths attached to it. You may have heard that your PSAT scores aren’t important or the PSAT isn’t worth your time, but that’s not true! Which of these three myths have you heard before? Myth: The PSAT is Just a Practice Test The PSAT is not …

Myth: You Should NEVER Guess on the SAT

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You may have heard to “never guess on the SAT,” especially from your parents or older friends or relatives. However, that is actually not true (anymore)! Here’s a rundown of what that means for you and why guessing may actually help earn you the highest SAT score: No Points Are Deducted for Wrong Answers In …

Myth: The ACT is Easier than the SAT

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Most colleges accept either the ACT or SAT, so you may be wondering “Is the ACT easier than the SAT?” It’s actually a common myth that the ACT is easier than the SAT. In fact, the answer isn’t cut and dry. Here’s what you need to know about the standardized tests. Is the ACT Test …

Myth: The PSAT Is Just A “Practice” SAT


Many automatically presume that the ‘P’ in PSAT stands for ‘Practice’. Unfortunately, this misconception can prevent you from qualifying for a few valuable benefits. Take a look at what exactly the PSAT is and why you should take it more seriously than you would a practice test. Facts About The PSAT The purpose of the …

MYTH: ACT / SAT Questions Are Ordered By Difficulty


With many tests, questions are generally ordered from easiest to most difficult. It’s easy to make the assumption that the ACT and SAT would be similar, but that’s not necessarily the case with these entrance exams. Randomized Questions For the most part, the ACT and SAT questions fall in a randomized level of difficulty. You …

Myths About College Orientation

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Your orientation will most likely have a LOT going on, from overnight dorm stays to first semester course selection. But you may have heard quite a few myths about this event at the same time. Here are a few of those debunked. Myth: Parents Aren’t Allowed At Orientation This “myth” absolutely depends on the school. …