ACT Math Hacks: Improve Your Score

Math can be a challenge for many students, especially when it comes to test-taking. For the ACT exam’s math section, it may seem like there are numerous formulas to memorize, concepts to learn, and computations to make. There is little margin for error and only a limited time to finish the questions, so it may feel impossible to score high …

How to Make Your Own PSAT Study Schedule

The PSAT may be the first standardized test that a student takes, and while it may be less important than the SAT, that does not mean that one should not study for it. Creating a schedule to prepare for the PSAT will help students succeed at this test and provide a platform for when the student needs to begin studying …

ACT English Mistakes Ranked By Rate of Error

The English section of the ACT can be a hurdle for many test-takers, and rightfully so. The questions can appear to be convoluted or sometimes vague. In other subjects such as math, the answers are as simple as applying a formula. But the English section relies on quick reading and analysis. Although it may seem intimidating, this blog will go …

Time Management for the PSAT

The PSAT takes months to prepare and study for, so by the time students get ready to take the test, they should try not to waste a single second as each one counts. Time management for the PSAT is challenging, especially since the writing section notoriously has more questions than the minutes allotted. We have put together a guide of …

The Easiest AP Classes and Exams

College Board’s AP classes have several tremendous benefits for college applications and higher-level education. Whether you’re looking for a way to boost your resume, gain college credit, or challenge yourself in high school, AP courses are the place to look. Most students fall under the first two categories, and all AP courses are the same amount of credit, so finding …

National Merit Scholarship: PSAT/NMSQT

Paying for college can be a daunting task, so many seek out scholarships to help cover the cost of tuition. For high school seniors looking to get into college, there are two types of scholarships. There are need-based financial aid and award-based financial aid. The National Merit Scholarship is offered by taking the PSAT/NMSQT and falls into the latter type …

Should You Go Test-Optional?

More colleges than ever before are allowing incoming students to apply without submitting standardized test scores such as SAT or ACT. If you’re unsure whether to go test-optional for your dream universities, know that you’re not alone. The college admissions process can be arduous, but looking at both sides can help you decide which path is right for you. These …

How Time Management Can Improve Your Scores

One of the easiest ways to improve your standardized tests scores is to improve your time management when taking the exams. Unfortunately, managing your time is easier said than done. So many adults struggle to find a healthy balance of how they spend their time, so it’s no wonder that high school students find themselves in the same boat – …

Breakdown of the PSAT: Timing & Content

In our previous blog about the PSAT, we talked about the benefits of the test and explained the difference between the three different types of tests. We also briefly mentioned the timing of each test, but this will be a more comprehensive breakdown of the PSAT that will look into the scoring, contents of the exam, best practices, and what …

Most Challenging AP Exams of 2021

Deciding whether or not to take an AP exam can be a struggle, but knowing which are the hardest can help. The course may look good on a college application, but usually only under the condition that you perform well on the exam. All AP courses are built solely around the final exam, so there is a ton of pressure …