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How to Prepare for the ACT Essay

How to Prepare for the ACT Essay

When approaching the ACT, it is important to consider the Essay section’s structure. This portion of the ACT asks students to consider multiple points of view. Thus, it is important to enter the ACT Essay section knowing what will be asked of you, in order to save time and jump directly into the task at hand. When preparing for the ACT Essay, be sure to understand the rubric, use concrete details as evidence, and understand the strengths and weaknesses of your position. First, let's talk about the prompt itself. Here is a sample prompt on the topic of intelligent machines. Read on to learn how to prepare for this particular ACT Ess ... Read More About How to Prepare for the ACT Essay

Should I Take the ACT or SAT?

Should I Take the ACT or SAT?

Both the College Board and ACT Inc. have revealed redesigns and updates to their exams: the SAT and ACT, respectively. With so many changes to these classic standardized college entrance exams, it might be challenging to decide whether you should take the ACT or SAT (or both!). Gone from the SAT are obscure vocabulary words and science section, and the ACT’s optional essay now requires more analytical input and a more comprehensive reading test. However, some key differences between the exams remain, and some students’ skills will align more closely with those tested on the SAT, while others’ skills will match better with th ... Read More About Should I Take the ACT or SAT?

How to Create an ACT Prep Plan

How to Create an ACT Prep Plan

As you’re beginning to think about the ACT, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. There’s certainly a lot to think about — when to take the test, what areas need the most work, and how exactly you’re going to get to where you need to be. The good news is, by thinking about your ACT prep plan now, you’re already setting yourself up for success! As you begin, you’ll need to take an honest look at your strengths and weaknesses, your schedule, and the score you wish to receive. Be truthful as you complete this self-reflection to create an ACT prep plan that will work for you. Set your schedule As you begin establis ... Read More About How to Create an ACT Prep Plan

Do These 4 Things to Start Preparing for the PreACT

Do These 4 Things to Start Preparing for the PreACT

These days, things require a little more preparation than you might expect. While the PreACT in and of itself is preparation for the ACT, you’ll still need to think about preparing for the PreACT. When students choose to do this may vary from person to person, though there are some general guidelines to be aware of as you begin the process of working toward the PreACT. The truth is, the PreACT can provide great insight into how you may perform on the ACT, and it can help guide your study plan to your particular needs. Students who are better prepared generally feel more confident, which typically leads to higher and more accurate score ... Read More About Do These 4 Things to Start Preparing for the PreACT

Summer Planning for Rising High School Seniors

Summer Planning for Rising High School Seniors

The following is a guest post written by Anna Carapellotti of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools. It’s finally here. Your last summer as a high school student. Congratulations! As rising seniors, you will probably be pretty busy this summer with your jam-packed social “to-do” list. However,  it will also be important to spend some time over the summer planning for college applications, as there are many things you will need to accomplish in the year ahead. So, what can you do to get started? Here are seven tips to help all of you rising ... Read More About Summer Planning for Rising High School Seniors

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