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Top Strategies for ACT Test Day

Top Strategies for ACT Test Day

Amidst all that you're doing before the big day to ensure a top score, don't forget to consider what you can do on your actual test day that will help you succeed.

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Published August 4, 2016
Top Must Do's the night before the ACT

Top Must Do's the night before the ACT

With less than 24 hours before you walk into the exam center, what should you do?

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Published August 4, 2016
How to Prepare for the SAT Last Minute

How to Prepare for the SAT Last Minute

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Published August 4, 2016
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Vocabulary | SAT | Test Prep

Vocabulary is a big part of the SAT. The SAT tests 3 main categories of vocabulary: commonplace words, semi-difficult words, and lastly, difficult and rare words. The new SAT focuses mainly on semi-difficult words, and understanding words in context. What's a great way to learn new vocabulary? Flashcards! Try downloading Chegg Flashcards from the app store to create your own flashcards, or to use flashcards made by other students. Another great way to learn new vocabulary is understanding roots of words. Use both these tips to rock the vocabulary section of the test!

Overall Passage Questions | ACT | Test Prep

On the ACT English Section, you can expect to see questions about specific sentences from the passage, as well as questions that ask about the passage as a whole. The latter will ask you to evaluate the purpose, find the main idea of the passage, or provide you with a summary and ask you to question its accuracy. Be sure to pay attention to the primary focus of the passage; one method for doing this is to look back at the introduction and conclusion of the passage. Come to your answer by process of elimination in order to determine the best answer for the question.

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Q&A: SAT and ACT
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WHAT is a standardized test?
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Because students vary so much by GPA, extracurricular activities and essay responses, it's difficult to compare them when determining admissions by these means. Standardized tests level the playing field and admissions officers can really get a good sense of how students compare to their peers with the test scores. The two standardized test options that students have are the SAT and the ACT. These are used in addition to GPA, extracurriculars and other application components when determining admission.
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Which test should I take?
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Both – but only do this once. When you get your scores, you'll see which you did better on and that's where you need to focus your test prep study energy.
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When should I take the test?
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Each test has a practice version. The SAT practice version is known as the PSAT/NMQST and the ACT is known as the PLAN. Take these your sophomore year of high school. Take your initial SAT and ACT in the fall of your junior year. And then study intensely for your preferred test and take in the spring, summer and fall of your senior year.
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Why should I take this so many times?
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Results show that the more a student takes the test, the better they do. However, if your test score the second time around is similar to your first and you had done a great deal to prepare, chances are, you've hit your test score plateau and testing again won't yield much better results.
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Where can I sign up for the test?
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Sign up here for the SAT and here for the ACT. Also, check with your guidance counselor about testing centers and dates in your area.
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