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SAT and ACT Week: The Ultimate Mind and Body Prep Ritual

Tutoring students for the SAT an ACT isn’t just a random assortment of meetings – it’s a process. Do yourself the world’s biggest favor and follow these 7 steps to better your SAT and ACT scores.


Big SAT Changes Coming In 2016

The College Board has admitted that its SAT exam doesn’t focus enough on key academic skills required to make it in the 21st Century, according to a new article from the New York Times. With that in mind, the organization is embarking on a number of changes that will result in a significantly altered assessment. […]
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Standardized Testing: A Useful Or Misused Tool?

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Standardized testing gets a lot of grief in the education community. (Some would say with good reason.) But is it really as bad as students and many teachers say? And should we consider abandoning a reliance on these assessments or continue to use them in an attempt to bring the system up to speed? For […]
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SAT Essay Tips: Pros vs. Cons and Using Illustrations for a Better Writing Score

The SAT Exam remains a major tool that colleges use to determine your acceptance. It can also play a role in how much non-loan financial aid you receive. Essay writing is an integral part of this important exam, and without the ability to organize your thoughts, analyze an argument, and think on your feet, you […]
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The Process of Elimination and Using the Power of Choice to Your Advantage

Multiple choice questions can make or break your test scores if you don’t know how to approach them. Most people understand the concept of the process of elimination, but they forget a key part of actually making it effective. It isn’t about picking between the two best choices. Sure, that’s part of it, but you […]
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Using Stress Management Tips to Increase Your SAT Scores

Did you know that at least 30% of Americans suffer from some form of test anxiety? Those of you who may be getting ready to take the SAT may take a little comfort from the fact that you’re not alone, and that people far older than you still find the high-pressure testing environment a struggle. […]
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To Cancel or Not – What to Do When the Test Doesn’t Go Your Way

Test day is a very important time in the life of a future professional. The older you get, the more important it becomes to put forth the best performance possible. While scores on exams such as the SAT and ACT are important, they become even more high stakes for law school, business school, and other […]
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Why Fewer Colleges Require the SAT or ACT and Why You Should Still Send Them

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So you’re a bad test-taker, or you at least think you are. The idea of walking into a quiet-as-death room and filling in dark ovals for the next 4 hours terrifies you. First thing: you’re probably overthinking it, and if you’d just settle down, read the questions, and remember your training, things will work out […]
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4 Tips for Beating the SAT Critical Reading Section

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The SAT exam is one of the best determiners of whether one is ready for the next level of education beyond high school. If you have the desire to attend a college or university then taking this test is vital to scholarship opportunities and to knowing which career path will best suit you. The test […]
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ACT vs SAT: Which Should You Take and Why

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The American College Testing (ACT) and SAT exams have long set the standard for college readiness for secondary students across the country. At some point the forward thinking high school student will have to decide which test is the best course of action. The important thing to remember when reaching that decision is that one test really […]
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