Top 5 simple ways to improve your SAT and ACT score
1. Time yourself The most baffling mistake in all of test prep – never timing yourself. Year after year we see students that do not accurately time themselves for standardized tests and suffer unnecessarily for it. There are timing devices available on amazon, or even better yet, come to one of our practice exams. The first one is on us! 2. Get Diagnostic Results Another simple error is never getting a diagnostic report done. Many
5 Biggest Differences Between the SAT and ACT Explained
1.Timing Possibly the most important difference between the two tests is timing. In short, you get less time per question on the ACT. Check this out: As you can see, you get much less time to complete any one question on the ACT. One of the most important examples is on the Reading tests. On the SAT you get 13 minutes per passage, on the ACT
How to help your child cope with the stressors of college prep exams?
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
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
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.
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What to Do When Placed on the Dreaded College Waitlist?
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
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
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
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
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,