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COVID-19 Update: Impacts on the SAT, ACT & AP Exams

Posted by Mary Kaufman on March 11, 2020

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Category: ACT, SAT
From The CollegeBoard (SAT) Website Students whose March SAT exam was cancelled will receive a refund and can schedule for another exam. More info here. The May SAT has also been cancelled. Make sure you’re registered for the June SAT Exam. Regarding AP Exams: Update from March 16, 2020 The AP Program is developing resources to help schools support student learning during extended closures, as well as a solution that would allow students to test

Why Doesn’t My SAT Score Match My Grades?

Posted by Nicholas L on February 7, 2020

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Category: SAT, Uncategorized
Guest blog post by James T. My mother didn’t trust me to dress myself until I was in sixth grade. Even now, she’ll still remind me that my outfit doesn’t “match.” I’m unsure of what she means, but her obsession that my shirt and pants follow her aesthetically-pleasing color scheme underscores our intrinsic need to establish order and harmony. I frequently encounter a similar phenomenon in standardized test prep. Come two weeks after the SAT,

What is the Best Calculator for the SAT or ACT?

Posted by Nicholas L on October 1, 2019

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Category: ACT, SAT
By Blaise P. Episode 10, Season 34 of NBC’s hit show Saturday Night Live was, without a doubt, the most glorious moment in television history. At least, it was for me. John Malkovich — known for his roles in Bird Box (a recent Netflix horror hit) and Warm Bodies (the only dystopian rom-com I’ve ever seen) — hosted, with rapper T.I. as the musical guest. But I didn’t care for Malkovich’s designer stubble or T.I.’s

What Should You Do the Night Before the SAT or ACT?

Posted by admin on September 10, 2019

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Category: ACT, SAT
Guest blog post by Pierre F. Think back to the classic cartoons, where an unlucky antagonist gets caught in an avalanche before plunging downhill as a colossal snowball accrues around him. It might be fitting to compare this hilarious moment to the stress that many students feel the night before their big test. Months of preparation coalesce into one giant snowball — a culmination that can seem overwhelming as many students, ever-conscious of the pressures

What is the PSAT?

Posted by Nicholas L on August 15, 2019

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Category: PSAT
By David H. I love pronouncing acronyms as words. It completely derails any conversation. Environmental arguments tend to disintegrate once I reference the “Eepah” (the EPA). What about the remarkably fascinating air traffic zones run by the FAA, lesser known as the “fuh-AAH”? Try watching Narcos and replacing every reference to the DEA with the “Dee-ah.” Peña and Murphy might just seem a little less threatening. With such ingenious perversions of the English language, it