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8 Techniques to Strengthen Memory

Memory becomes more important as you get older, whether you are studying for your first SAT exam or closing out your doctorate degree. In education, and life, it is essential. To make the most of yours you can’t simply allow it to stagnate. You have to use active techniques to build and strengthen memory so […]
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The Inverted Pyramid Style of Studying

If you’ve ever had a journalism class, then you know what the inverted pyramid style is in theory. If you’ve ever read a news story, then you know what the inverted pyramid style is in practice. Think about the imagery. A pyramid by itself has a wide base with two sides that converge upward to […]
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GED Road Map: What to Expect on Test Day

The closer test day gets, the more nerve rattling it can be. While prices vary across the country for getting your GED – and you’ll have to check with the testing providers in your area to be sure – whatever the cost is too much money to fritter away in this economy. That’s why it […]
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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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10 Test-Taking Formats and What You Can Learn from Them

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Assessments may feel like the bane of your educational existence, but they’re the only way to determine where your skills and knowledge are compared to the benchmark of quality education. Necessary evil, you may be thinking. But why do they have to differ so much? Wouldn’t it be easier to just decide on a set […]
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5 Reasons to Take LSAT Exam Day Seriously (and What to Expect When the Day Comes)

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The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) could be your ticket to a whole new career – one that gives you a competitive advantage in a tough economy. The testing materials assess your reading comprehension, verbal reasoning and logic skills and while you may be thinking “I got this,” it is important to know some of the outlying […]
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5 Steps to Success on the ACT English Exam

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The English portion of the ACT exam comes easy for some and is very difficult for others. If you don’t like to read or write, then chances are you’ll fall in to the latter camp. Don’t worry. You can still perform above the average (currently 20.6). And the good news is that “college readiness” levels are factored […]
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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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5 Non-Educational iPhone Games that Can Improve Your Test Scores

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The next time your mom tells you to get off the iPhone and start studying, proudly thumb your nose at her and say, “I am!” Actually, you might want to tread carefully with how you react to what she tells you or else end up grounded or backhanded. Nevertheless, you can get some educational benefit […]
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What Your ACT Scores Mean to Higher Education

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The standards set forth from American College Testing (ACT) still play a key role in your academic future, at least in the eyes of many colleges and universities across the country. While you may understand some of the importance of these numbers from your perspective, higher education takes a longer term approach to what your […]
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