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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
The SAT Subject Tests

The SAT Subject Tests

What Is It? The SAT Subject Tests (also called the SAT II: Subject Tests) is a series of one-hour, multiple choice, standardized exams that test a student's knowledge of a particular ...

By Carrie Greenberg
Published September 4, 2008
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
How to Fail an Exam

How to Fail an Exam

Your new mantra: Reviewing answers, good. Dwelling on questions, bad.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 2, 2015
Find Your Perfect SAT/ACT Test Prep Match

Find Your Perfect SAT/ACT Test Prep Match

It’s not as difficult as it sounds; you just need to find the right studying strategy.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 23, 2015
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
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
4 Pieces of Advice for Nervous Test-Takers

4 Pieces of Advice for Nervous Test-Takers

There are ways to help calm your nerves and overcome your test-taking fears!

By Samantha Brody, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published February 5, 2015
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 April 11, 2016
5 Testing Tips for Your Hardest IB Exams

5 Testing Tips for Your Hardest IB Exams

College admissions officers tend to view IB diplomas very favorably, as they require a great deal of dedication and effort.

By Erica Cirino, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published April 8, 2015
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