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Is the SAT Essay Required?

Is the SAT Essay Required?

Typically, a portion of SAT prep time is dedicated to success on the essay section. As of late, however, a large number of schools are making the SAT essay optional to applicants. Ivy League schools including Brown, Harvard, and Yale are no longer requiring students to sit for the essay section of the exam. This begs the question, what does this mean for you? Is the SAT essay really required? When examining the requirement behind the SAT essay, it’s important to understand the SAT essay basics, the benefits and drawbacks of taking the essay, and how recent changes apply to you.   Looking to gain a deeper understanding of the S ... Read More About Is the SAT Essay Required?

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

3 Tactics for Summer SAT Subject Test Prep

3 Tactics for Summer SAT Subject Test Prep

While summer is a time for rest and relaxation, it’s also a great opportunity to get a jump start on your SAT subject test prep. Regardless of which test you’re planning to tackle in the fall, there are steps you can take today to set yourself up for success. Tactics for summer SAT subject test prep include using the Pomodoro Technique to hone your focus, setting strict prep deadlines, and finding review techniques specific to your prep needs and learning style. Keep reading to learn how you can take advantage of the summer months to strengthen your SAT subject test prep: Tactic #1 for summer SAT subject test prep: implement the ... Read More About 3 Tactics for Summer SAT Subject Test Prep

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

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