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Do PSAT Scores Matter?

Do PSAT Scores Matter?

High school students often spend a significant amount of time preparing for the SAT, an exam that plays an important role in college admissions. Often, a part of students’ prep includes taking the PSAT—a shorter version of the SAT, typically taken by high school sophomores and juniors. Administered by the College Board in October, the PSAT gives students a taste of the college entrance exam experience, without the high stakes of scores affecting college admissions. While a student’s PSAT score can’t help or hurt college opportunities like an SAT score can, a good performance on the PSAT is important in other ways. PSA ... Read More About Do PSAT Scores Matter?

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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