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ACT Exam Dates 2020-2021

Posted by Mary Kaufman on October 19, 2020

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Category: ACT
About The ACT Exam Test & 2020-21 Test Dates The ACT is the leading US college admissions test that measures what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college. The ACT contains multiple-choice tests in four areas: English, math, reading and science. ACT’s writing test is optional and will not affect your composite score. ACT Exam Dates Test Date Registration Deadline Score Release* July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020 Jul 28

Is The SAT Black Book Good?

Posted by Nicholas LaPoma on August 27, 2020

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Category: ACT, SAT
Is the SAT Black Book Good? Nicholas LaPoma, Esq. AKA NickTheTutor Disclaimer: Neither I nor Curvebreakers Test Prep have any affiliation with the SAT Prep Black Book: The Most Effective SAT Strategies Ever Published or Mike and Patrick Barrett. I do, however, own a test prep company, and I wanted to share my informed opinion. Right now, the most popular SAT Prep Book is Mike and Patrick Barrett’s SAT Prep Black Book: The Most Effective

How to Study for the TACHS

Posted by Nicholas LaPoma on August 20, 2020

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Category: Education
By Nicholas LaPoma, Esq. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Archdiocese of New York has decided to replace the Catholic High School Entrance Exam (CHSEE) with an online Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS). Unfortunately, like your grandmother’s meatball recipes, the TACHS exam is very secretive. Outside of the few sample questions in TACHS’s self-published, annual handbook, most preparation materials are spotty at best, because it’s nearly impossible to find any complete

Top 5 Essay Topics to Avoid

Posted by Nicholas LaPoma on August 11, 2020

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The college essay is a major component of the college application process. This is your last opportunity to show a college what you’re all about. This essay ought to be about you and reflect who you are as a person. What are your values? What are you all about? Pro tip: Do NOT write your essay about someone else. Essay #1: Political Issues Similar to when you keep politics out of Thanksgiving dinner, you don’t

Test Optional, Test Flexible, and Test Blind Explained!

Posted by Nicholas LaPoma on August 5, 2020

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It seems like nowadays every other word we hear regarding college is, test optional, test flexible, and test blind. There are thousands of schools this year going test optional due to COVID-19, which is great for the many students that have been unable to take the test. But what exactly do these terms mean? Test optional:A college or university is not requiring students to submit SAT or ACT scores for admissions. One thing to note: