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Standardized Tests: How To Manage Time Effectively

Standardized tests are perhaps the most hated academic tools around, not because people hate being assessed per se, but because they’re just burned out on them! From a very young age, it seems like someone is shoving a Scantron under your nose and telling you not to darken outside the circle. (At least that’s how […]
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ACT Reading: Probably The Most Important Section

The ACT Reading part is an often controversial part of the test because you’re essentially asked to choose the “correct” answer to a reading passage where there can be multiple interpretations. Nevertheless, it is possible to understand how the questions are designed and, in so doing, finding the key that unlocks the entirety of the […]
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‘Dixie’ No More: Southern School Board Changes Flag, Mascot

For decades schools across the country that have had the “Rebel” nickname or some other reference to the Southern Confederacy have contemplated name changes against much opposition from their residents. But in one former Confederate state, action has been taken. The Fort Smith, Arkansas, school board voted to remove the Confederate flag, the “Dixie” fight […]
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10 Good Study Habits To Implement Today

Learning to succeed at studying is largely dependent on what most areas of life are — good habits. If you know what to do, and strive towards doing it every day until it becomes habit, then success is inevitable. To help you get there, we’ve put together a quick list of 10 good study habits […]
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ACT Action Plan: Two Months To 24-Plus

The ACT test dates for 2015 and 2016 have been released, and the nearest one to this post is September 12, 2015. That means you have until August 7 to beat the late fee and until August 21 to get registered for the test itself. Total amount of study time: 82 days if you start […]
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Education Reform Edition Of Roundup: How Do 2016 Candidates Stack Up So Far?

Education reform is fresh on everyone’s mind as we gear up for the 2016 presidential race. Here at 4Tests, we’ve already outlined some of the plans that are on the table, most recently Bernie Sanders’ plan to get you a free education at all four-year universities. You can read more on Sanders’ plan here. But […]
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Follow Your Passion: How It Differs From ‘Being Whatever You Want’

Follow your passion. You’ve heard it said countless times, no doubt, and not always in a positive light. Take this article from Vanaia, which calls it “the worst career advice ever.” From the piece: “First of all, true pre-existing passions, to which one could connect their work, are extremely rare. Secondly, there is practically no […]
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Tim Ferriss and the 4-Hour Workweek for Students?

Since its initial publication in 2009, Tim Ferriss’s 4-Hour Workweek has been as controversial as it has been helpful. Ferriss trivialized what it took to build a profitable business and propagated a mindset of entitlement where you didn’t have to work hard to find success, many of his critics believed. The other half praised the […]
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Education Roundup: Free Tuition, Most Debt Burdened Graduates, And Stealing Education?

It’s important to stay on top of the things that are happening in the world today, particularly as it relates to what most affects you. Since I’m assuming most of you are affected by education, it would be wise to keep your eye on these stories for the week, starting with a radical plan that […]
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12 Study Tips To Improve Focus

Let’s face it. Studying isn’t exactly what we do for fun. It takes mental effort to keep your mind’s eye on the proverbial ball. Focus is of the utmost importance, and it’s one of the hardest things to come by, at least if you’re tackling a subject that doesn’t fuel your passion. (If you’re like […]
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