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ACT and SAT Test Dates for 2018-2019

ACT and SAT Test Dates for 2018-2019

At the beginning of the school year, high school juniors and seniors are faced with a multitude of demands—a new schedule, higher-level courses, and college admissions test prep. As a junior or senior, identifying a test prep timeline can be crucial to securing the standardized test score you’re aiming for. There are a number of ACT and SAT test dates offered throughout the year, and it’s up to you to plan your prep accordingly. Hoping to get organized as the school year begins? Here, you’ll find information about ACT and SAT test dates for 2018-2019, as well as their registration deadlines. And as you delve into your ... Read More About ACT and SAT Test Dates for 2018-2019

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

ACT and SAT Test Dates for 2017-2018

ACT and SAT Test Dates for 2017-2018

The beginning of the school year is a great time to begin planning your testing schedule. Both the SAT and the ACT are offered throughout the year, but it’s crucial to know which dates will work best for you. Having a testing plan in place can greatly decrease your junior or senior year stress. Reasons to prepare your testing schedule at the start of the school year can include staying on top of registration deadlines, allowing time to send scores to colleges and universities, and ensuring adequate prep time prior to test day. Like the sound of making a plan, but not sure where to start? Keep reading to learn about the ‘17-’ ... Read More About ACT and SAT Test Dates for 2017-2018

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

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