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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

What to Know About the Mathematics Level 2 SAT Subject Test

What to Know About the Mathematics Level 2 SAT Subject Test

Have you excelled in three years of your high school math classes? Are you thinking of majoring in a math or science subject? If you answered yes to one (or both) of these questions, you may want to consider taking the Mathematics Level 2 SAT Subject Test. Taking trigonometry or pre-calculus, or both, is necessary for this exam. Knowing how to use a scientific or graphing calculator is also helpful. Things to know about the Mathematics Level 2 SAT Subject Test include understanding the topics covered, the calculator policies, and techniques to prepare. Keep reading to learn more about what to know about the Mathematics Level 2 SAT Subject Te ... Read More About What to Know About the Mathematics Level 2 SAT Subject Test

What to Know About the Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Test

What to Know About the Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Test

If you’ve done well in your high school math classes or if you’re thinking of majoring in a STEM program, you may wish to take the Mathematics Level 1 SAT Subject Test. Taking one year of geometry and two years of algebra is recommended for this exam. Other things to know about the Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Test include what topics will be tested on the exam, the calculator policy, and prep strategies. When going into an SAT subject test, it is important to feel prepared. Keep reading to learn what to know about the Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Test. Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Test 101 This test is offered in Augus ... Read More About What to Know About the Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Test

5 Benefits of Using Videos to Learn

5 Benefits of Using Videos to Learn

You might believe that academic learning can only occur in a classroom or another structured educational setting. But modern technology—such as the advent of the internet and the ability to upload video to websites like YouTube—has made it possible for students to access detailed lessons anywhere. Enter the online educational video. It can be very beneficial to use online educational videos to learn. The benefits of using these videos can include ease of access, new opportunities for academic growth, and connection to an online learning community. Videos can be the perfect compliment to the courses you’re taking in school, o ... Read More About 5 Benefits of Using Videos to Learn

Standardized Testing 101: What Parents of Young Students Should Expect

Standardized Testing 101: What Parents of Young Students Should Expect

Standardized testing is incorporated into a younger student’s education for a variety of reasons, including state requirements and helping teachers gauge progress. If you’re the parent of a young child, keep an eye out for parent notifications about your school’s specific tests, and proactively ask your child’s teacher for details. Parents of young students should expect a few things from standardized testing periods, including a change in your student's schedule, a shift in classroom regulations, and an impact on students’ assigned homework. It is important to be prepared and to understand that there are certain ... Read More About Standardized Testing 101: What Parents of Young Students Should Expect

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