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How to help your child cope with the stressors of college prep exams?

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Apr 28
Every time we think of the word exam the next word that comes to mind is the word ‘stress.’ We have all been there. Everyone knows that the days of exam preparations are full of anxiety. In fact, exams bring along a package of the biggest stressors of student life. And, as a parent, it is your responsibility to make sure your kid doesn’t succumb to that stress. Here’s how you can do your job

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your College Tours

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Apr 28
Are you thinking about college, wondering how to choose the one that’s best for you? Or maybe your parents are pushing you to schedule some college tours to get you acclimated to the atmosphere. Either way, knowing how to make the most of each tour is an essential part of choosing the college that is right for you. It will make starting out the next four years of your life on the right foot easier.

6 Steps for Earning Scholarships Based on Test Scores

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Apr 28
Have you taken your ACT or SAT yet? Have your guidance counselors been pestering you about the importance of those scores? Well, they’re right. Your scores can land you some sweet scholarships based if you are ready to put in some coffee-fueled, sugar-crammed, study hours.With these tips, you may just be able to test your way to some large-summed scholarships. #1 Study This is generally a given for any type of test. To do well

What to Do When Placed on the Dreaded College Waitlist?

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Apr 28
We all wish to get college level education from one of the best institutes to propel our career to greater horizons. For that, we don’t hesitate to strive hard and leave no stone unturned to get enrolled. On this journey called education, we come across many obstacles, and we try our best to overcome them. But once in a while, we come across a gap that makes us feel our dreams taking a nosedive right

How ACT Math is Getting More Difficult

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Mar 15
Standardized tests like the SAT and ACT continue to evolve, trying to capture how well prepared today’s students are for the academic challenges of 21st century higher education.  While some of these changes are widely publicized, some are quietly adopted with little fanfare.  Anyone familiar with the ACT math section has likely noticed one of these silent shifts in the last couple years as the test has become noticeably more difficult. Breaking Down the ACT

The SAT’s Latest Efforts to Prevent Cheating

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Mar 09
In late February, the College Board (makers of the SAT), announced it would be taking additional steps to crack down on cheating. Organized efforts to buy your way to a better score have become big business globally, and after a slew of cheating-related cancellations in 2016 the College Board is hopeful their latest round of security updates will help keep the playing field level for everyone. And while many of the changes will happen behind

SAT vs. ACT Reading Tests

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Mar 01
In the last few years, both the SAT and the ACT have revised their sections designed to test reading comprehension. Although both tests are intended to measure a student’s ability to interact with text and “read between the lines” there exist subtle-yet-significant differences between how each approaches the task. Because these differences can impact what tactics will be most successful on each test, we’ve broken down some of the specific similarities and differences of the

Avoid SAT Test Prep Scams

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Mar 01
There’s a lot at stake when it comes to standardized test scores, including college admissions and access to scholarships. With what may feel like the entire future on the line, it’s no wonder many parents and students are willing to do whatever it takes to help raise test scores and potentially open doors. And while there are many legitimate test preparation companies out there that can provide valuable tutoring and coaching through this often-stressful experience,

SAT II Subject Tests

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Mar 01
Who in their right mind would choose to sign up for extra standardized tests? In the case of the SAT II Subject Tests, the answer is lots of students, for lots of different reasons. What are the SAT II Subject Tests? The SAT II Subject Tests are an opportunity to demonstrate your understanding in specific subjects. While AP tests measure college-level mastery, SAT II tests focus on high school-level material, making them an accessible way

Understanding Your PSAT Score

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Dec 28
If you’re a junior in high school, it’s likely you took the PSAT this past fall. Scores for those tests will be arriving soon, and here’s what you need to know about them: When Will You Get Your Score Unlike the SAT and other standardized tests you may take, scores for the PSAT are delivered first to your school and then your school passes the information along to you. Typically, schools can expect to receive