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 …

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 …

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 …

Time Management for the ACT

Many students see the ACT as an intimidating and stressful task in their lives. With more questions on the exam than minutes to complete it, it can feel like the exam tests sheer speed over intelligence. Clocking in at nearly three hours, the ACT leaves many students feeling like exhaustion is inevitable. But the correct techniques for managing time efficiency …

Benefits of Taking Practice Tests

In the world of SAT and college preparation, practice exams are often looked at as just bitter medicine, a way to help students simulate the environment of high-pressure tests without the risk of failing. But some students often opt out of them due to the perception of it being less important. The fields of science and psychology tell us those …

5 Ways Your Study Space Impacts You

This is a guest post by Nicholas Randall of StudentSharp Choosing the right study space might seem hard. Or perhaps you’ve become accustomed to one, but don’t know the pros and cons of it. It can be difficult to decide between libraries, parks, your home, or other areas to study. In this post, we’ll show you five ways your study …