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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 SAT Prep Plan

How to Create an SAT Prep Plan

If you’ve recently signed up for the SAT, you’re probably beginning to think about preparation. While students often allot different amounts of time for this process, it is important to have a plan in place that’s right for you. For some students, this means a year of preparation; for others, a few months. No matter which category you find yourself in, it is important that you develop a plan that will maximize your time and your score. The first step of preparation is simply to know how you’re going to approach your study sessions. Create an SAT prep plan with these tips: Establish a timeline Before you can effective ... Read More About How to Create an SAT Prep Plan

What to Do After a Poor SAT Test Day

What to Do After a Poor SAT Test Day

If you prepared immensely for your SAT test date and are now staring at a score that doesn’t reflect your testing ability, it is not time to panic. Each year, thousands of test-takers are in your place, asking themselves the same questions you probably are: What went wrong? Should I take the test again, and if so, when? How can I make sure this doesn’t happen on another test date? Tackling these questions is essential to guiding you through the rest of your standardized testing for college applications. Start with these guidelines below to gather yourself after a poor SAT test day. What went wrong? Maybe you didn’t get eno ... Read More About What to Do After a Poor SAT Test Day

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

Calculator vs. No Calculator: How to Prep for Math on the New SAT

Calculator vs. No Calculator: How to Prep for Math on the New SAT

With the recent rollout of the new SAT (March of 2016), many students and educators may be feeling a bit in the dark. High school brings with it a variety of tests, terms, and tribulations, so amended versions are understandably difficult to process. Fortunately, most can be taken in stride. For now, we’ll explore preparing for the Math section of the new SAT, answering the age-old question—calculator or no calculator? A Math section overview One of the most significant changes to the SAT is that the Math section is now weighed more heavily than it once was. A strong math score can now contribute toward a much higher composite s ... Read More About Calculator vs. No Calculator: How to Prep for Math on the New SAT

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