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The Diary of a Mad AP Student

The Diary of a Mad AP Student

Well, it’s the beginning of May and I can sense the tension of AP exam week in the air. AP exams are pretty important for me because my knowledge of my ...

Published June 4, 2008
There's No "I" in SAT

There's No "I" in SAT

When it came to applying for scholarships, my search always came to a screeching halt because I felt unqualified for any of the opportunities. The awards that promised "big money" were ...

Published June 5, 2007
GRE Strategy: Overview

GRE Strategy: Overview

After the SAT you may have uttered, "Glad I never have to go through THAT again!" But, if you plan to attend graduate school, you'll experience much of that same test-taking ...

By Chris Diehl
Published January 20, 2016
PLAN for the ACT

PLAN for the ACT

What is the PLAN? The PLAN is a curriculum-based test that covers material commonly taught in the classroom. It measures what you have learned and how well you can use that ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published September 4, 2008
2015 – 2016 SAT and ACT Test Dates: Are You Registered?

2015 – 2016 SAT and ACT Test Dates: Are You Registered?

Check out the 2015 - 2016 SAT and ACT test dates.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 3, 2015
ACT Reports Only 1 in 4 High School Students Ready for College

ACT Reports Only 1 in 4 High School Students Ready for College

Be college ready. Prepare for standardized tests.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 29, 2012
3 Reasons Not to Fear the SAT

3 Reasons Not to Fear the SAT

Do you wake in the night from dark dreams of standardized exams?

By Caroline Duda, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published February 28, 2014
Scores and Scholarships: Why the PSAT Matters

Scores and Scholarships: Why the PSAT Matters

Why should you prepare for the PSAT? The primary reasons are simple – to potentially gain scholarships and to definitely gain practice for your college entrance exams.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published October 1, 2015
How to Help Your Student Minimize Exam Stress

How to Help Your Student Minimize Exam Stress

While you can’t take the exams for them (yes, we know you’ve thought about it) you can help ease their exam anxieties in other ways.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 22, 2015
What to Expect from the New, Redesigned SAT

What to Expect from the New, Redesigned SAT

Take a look at what’s changing on the exam so you can be better prepared.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 4, 2015
SAT Essay Becoming Optional, Among Other Changes

SAT Essay Becoming Optional, Among Other Changes

The changes will take effect in 2016 – a year that many students will undoubtedly consider their lucky break.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 6, 2014
Plan for Success: Test Prep Tips for Juniors

Plan for Success: Test Prep Tips for Juniors

Junior year is an important time, especially for tests that partially decide your future!

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published May 16, 2014
Fun, Smart Summer Reading Lists for Students

Fun, Smart Summer Reading Lists for Students

Summer may be your chance to take a break from school, but you can still continue your learning over the summer and have fun at the same time. High school students ...

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published May 20, 2014
ACT Test Changes: Focus on College and Career Readiness

ACT Test Changes: Focus on College and Career Readiness

The ACT is making major changes that will benefit students and make them more college and career ready.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published June 15, 2014
Begin to Prepare for the Computer-Delivered ACT & SAT

Begin to Prepare for the Computer-Delivered ACT & SAT

There is no need to be dismayed about taking the computer-delivered ACT or SAT.

By Tiffany Sorensen, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published June 2, 2015
CollegeBoard and Khan Academy Team Up for Free SAT Prep

CollegeBoard and Khan Academy Team Up for Free SAT Prep

Practice for the SAT with the new, free online tool from CollegeBoard and Khan Academy.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published June 16, 2015
7 Steps to Improving Your ACT or SAT Scores

7 Steps to Improving Your ACT or SAT Scores

In the end, your effort and hard work will be worth it once you have your pick of all your choice schools.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 29, 2015
What’s a “Good” Score on the ACT, Anyway?

What’s a “Good” Score on the ACT, Anyway?

Where do you stand compared to students across the nation?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 29, 2015
4 Signs You Shouldn't Retake the ACT/SAT

4 Signs You Shouldn't Retake the ACT/SAT

Sometimes, submitting your original score may be preferable to retaking the ACT/SAT.

By Tiffany Sorensen, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published July 1, 2015
How Early Should I Begin ACT/SAT Prep?

How Early Should I Begin ACT/SAT Prep?

While it may be true that the early bird catches the worm, does prepping early for a standardized college entrance exam mean you’ll nab a higher score?

By Erica Cirino, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published July 1, 2015