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

    2015 – 2016 SAT and ACT Test Dates: Are You Registered?
    As you gear up for back to school, it’s also time to gear up for the college search. One of the most tedious and strenuous components of the process are standardized tests; and believe it or not, test dates are rapidly approaching. If you’re a senior in high school, try to take either the SAT or ACT as early as possible ...
    Published 25 days ago | Rated: +10
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    Find Your Perfect SAT/ACT Test Prep Match

    Find Your Perfect SAT/ACT Test Prep Match
    No matter what type of student you are, we've got suggestions for the best ways you should prepare for your standardized tests! That’s right – the SATs and ACTs are nothing to ignore – it’s time to prepare early or, if you’ve already taken them and aren't happy with your score, start prepping so you can improve it. It’s not as ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +31
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    4 Signs You Shouldn't Retake the ACT/SAT

    4 Signs You Shouldn't Retake the ACT/SAT
    There is a common belief in high school that the ACT/SAT should be taken repeatedly. Many students take the ACT/SAT two or three times in hopes of getting a higher score. However, there are a few reasons that submitting your original score may be preferable to retaking the ACT/SAT. Let’s find out what they are. 1. You are pressed for time ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +22
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    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? In short, maybe: It all depends on when – and how – you study. Students who have already taken one or both tests and did moderately (or very) well may only require four to ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +23
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    What’s a “Good” Score on the ACT, Anyway?

    What’s a “Good” Score on the ACT, Anyway?
    Every student wants to achieve a “good” score on the ACT, but does everyone know what a “good” score is defined as? While the answer is relative based on each individual student, for this purpose, we’re defining a “good” score by measuring against the national averages of students across the country. Keep in mind, however, that these definitions are not absolute. ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +26
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    7 Steps to Improving Your ACT or SAT Scores

    7 Steps to Improving Your ACT or SAT Scores
    Are you unhappy with your current ACT or SAT scores? Whether you’re not achieving the scores you believe you’re capable of on practice exams or an actual exam, there are ways to improve your score. Yes, it’s going to take effort. And time. But, in the end, it will be worth it once you have your pick of all your choice ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +30
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    CollegeBoard and Khan Academy Team Up for Free SAT Prep

    CollegeBoard and Khan Academy Team Up for Free SAT Prep
    The SAT is the academic pinnacle of high school. Students begin preparing as early as middle school, take practice tests sophomore year and sometimes spend thousands of dollars on test prep courses and tutoring. And though a perfect or high SAT score is nothing to scoff at; generally speaking, colleges and universities are placing less emphasis on standardized tests in their ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +10
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    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. If you invest a little time in getting familiar with the new format, you will feel more confident on test day. Here are some tips and reminders to make the transition smoother. Make use of scrap paper You may be accustomed to jotting down notes, underlining, or ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Summer SAT/ACT Prep You Can Do at the Beach

    Summer SAT/ACT Prep You Can Do at the Beach
    Summer break may be on the horizon, but don’t forget that the standardized tests are, too! Whether you’re taking the SAT or ACT for the first, second or third time around, you still need to start preparing as early as possible. Your summer break is the perfect time to brush up on your testing skills. This, however, does not mean you ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +48
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    How to Help Your Student Minimize Exam Stress

    How to Help Your Student Minimize Exam Stress
    It can be difficult for a parent to stand by and watch their student go through the rigors of exams, whether in high school or college. Exams are tough on students – many of whom don’t take care of their bodies with late (or all-night) night cram sessions, unhealthy eating habits, over-doses of caffeine, not to mention extremely high levels of ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Getting Ahead Over Summer Break

    Getting Ahead Over Summer Break
    Going into your senior year can be stressful, but it becomes a whole lot easier if you’re prepared for the road ahead. Preparing will make your senior year much more enjoyable and decrease the work you’ll need to do in addition to your schoolwork, stopping you from getting overwhelmed. Utilize the summer between your junior and senior year in high school ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +38
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    5 Testing Tips for Your Hardest IB Exams

    5 Testing Tips for Your Hardest IB Exams
    International Baccalaureate (or IB) courses are designed to be more rigorous than typical high school classes. This spring, thousands of students at nearly 3,000 high schools will face the ultimate challenge – acing their May IB exams. IB test scores are one of the main factors in determining your eligibility status for earning an IB diploma. College admissions officers tend to ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Your Test Prep To Do List

    Your Test Prep To Do List
    We won’t beat around the bush: standardized tests are intimidating for most students. And, rightfully so - anyone would feel pressured with a test that determines one's future. However, it's important to remember the positive aspects: you have the option to retake the exam as many times as you like and as much time to prep as you need! That being ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +40
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    4 Pieces of Advice for Nervous Test-Takers

    4 Pieces of Advice for Nervous Test-Takers
    The test is an essential part of the classroom experience – after all, it is the culmination of the knowledge that you have hopefully gained. But, for some students, no matter how much they study, the standard test fails to reflect their true potential. If you are one such student, the first and most important thing to know is this: you ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Overcoming Test Prep Stress and Anxiety

    Overcoming Test Prep Stress and Anxiety
    Let’s get one thing out of the way: stress is a fact of life. Everyone, no matter how laid back they appear, experiences stress. It can manifest itself in physical, mental and/or emotional symptoms. However, stress can be completely manageable. This finals season, don’t let stress control you. First, prepare for your final exams in a timely manner; and secondly, recognize ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +14
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    4 Test-Taking Tips to Get You Through Finals Week

    4 Test-Taking Tips to Get You Through Finals Week
    Besides paying attention in class during the semester and studying before exam day, there are other ways to improve your chances of getting a good grade on each of your finals. Plus, they don’t really require any extra work. These tips before the big day and the morning or afternoon of will help you feel like your finals were a breeze. ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +12
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    Seize the Moment: A Senior Year Bucket List

    Seize the Moment: A Senior Year Bucket List
    Managing college applications, coursework, extracurricular activities, and outside commitments to your family, friends, and perhaps your employer can lead to a lot of stress. So how can you ensure your senior year is a positive experience? Complete the bucket list below! 1. Decide on the perfect person (or three) to write you a recommendation for university, and ask him or her ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    Should You Retake the SAT/ACT?

    Should You Retake the SAT/ACT?
    Completing the ACT or the SAT is an accomplishment in and of itself. Both standardized tests are challenging and nerve-wracking, and they often involve months of intense review. As your classmates begin to receive their scores, talk of sitting for the ACT or the SAT a second time grows. But how do you decide if you should retake either exam? Begin ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    College Planning for High School Sophomores

    College Planning for High School Sophomores
    While sophomore year isn’t the time to begin your full-blown college search, it’s the perfect time to get a jump start on the process. During this year, you can transform yourself into a more desirable applicant and assess what type of school suits your academic and career pursuits. Following these simple tips will propel you down the path for college admissions ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    July Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

    July Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors
    The summer before your senior year of high school is an imperative time to accomplish tasks so that you’re prepared for the year ahead. In fact, it’s a great time to gain a head start so that once the school year comes, you won’t be overwhelmed with the college applications process. In order to ensure you’re on the right track, here’s ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +32
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