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How to Make the Most of Your Summer ACT/SAT Prep

How to Make the Most of Your Summer ACT/SAT Prep

Summer is the perfect time to begin studying for the ACT or SAT. Regardless of which test you choose, or if you plan to sit for both exams, take advantage of the summer months as an opportunity to deep-dive into prep. Summer can allow you a more flexible study schedule and may leave you better rested to tackle test prep. Make the most of your summer ACT/SAT prep by registering for your exam, using your time wisely, and working with a tutor. Here are several other tips to help you make the most of your summer ACT and SAT prep: Make the most of your summer ACT/SAT prep by working with others Working with an ACT tutor, an SAT tutor, or a friend ... Read More About How to Make the Most of Your Summer ACT/SAT Prep

What I Wish I Knew About Taking the ACT/SAT

What I Wish I Knew About Taking the ACT/SAT

The following is a guest post written by Tiffany Sorensen, a contributing writer and tutor on the Varsity Tutors platform. The ACT and SAT are critical components of your college application. Most American universities require scores from one of these tests for undergraduate admissions. Here are a few things I wish I knew about taking the ACT/SAT as a high school student. I wish I knew the rigor of taking the ACT/SAT Educators often compare taking the ACT or SAT to running a marathon—and for good reason. High school exams are like sprints—rigorous, but typically over in a short time. The ACT and SAT, on the other hand, are lengt ... Read More About What I Wish I Knew About Taking the ACT/SAT

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

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