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The Pros and Cons of Retaking a Standardized Test

After working through a grueling standardized admissions test, the moment of judgement arrives when you get your scores. If you got the score you were hoping for, congratulations! You can now focus your time and energy on the rest of the admissions process. If your score is much lower than you’d hoped, however, you have [...]

The Right Way to Self-Proctor a Practice Test

Proctoring an organized diagnostic/practice test is an easy job. All the proctor does is keep time and “babysit” a room full of quiet kids, right? So, why even wake up early and go into an office or classroom to do something you could do at home? One reason is that some students don’t take the [...]

SAT and ACT Test Prep for Students with Disabilities

Sitting hunched over a desk and bubbling in an answer sheet for hours at a time doesn’t bring out the best in most students, but it can be especially overwhelming if you are a student with a learning disability and/or ADHD. While there is no magic formula to help you get a perfect score, the [...]

When to Start Studying for the SAT or ACT

  You’ve probably heard the solid advice that you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to prepare for college admissions tests. But when is the right time to prep for the SAT or ACT? Here are some thoughts to consider: Most students on a college-prep track have learned the academic content of the tests by [...]

Can the ACT Aspire Predict Your ACT Score?

ACT Aspire The ACT or the ACT Aspire? Are they the same exam? If not, which test are you supposed to take and when? How do you get a good score? Which one will get you into college? Let’s explore the relationship between the ACT and the ACT Aspire to resolve the confusion about these [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:36+00:00 December 29th, 2015|ACT, College Admissions|1 Comment

The New ACT Writing Test (2015)

The NEW ACT Writing In September 2015, the ACT introduced a new writing test on the exam. Now 40 minutes long instead of 30 minutes long, the new ACT writing test measures your skill in composing a persuasive essay in which you analyze a complex prompt. The essay is scored from 1 to 36, [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|ACT, College Admissions|0 Comments

How to get a perfect score on the ACT!

How to get a 36 on your ACT! Over one million students take the ACT every year. On average, less than one-tenth of one percent of these students earn a perfect score on the exam. So how can you score a 36 on the ACT? It’s not impossible to get a perfect score, but [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 October 14th, 2015|ACT, College Admissions|1 Comment

Will Pamela still be purchasing 192 oranges in the new SAT?

What are "real-world" questions? The new SAT, which is set for release this March, will be very different from the old version. This blog will discuss some of the changes that have been made to the test and the real reasons behind these changes. We will also talk about the SAT’s competitor: The ACT. [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 July 30th, 2015|ACT, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|1 Comment

Five Test-Taking Secrets for the SAT/ACT

5 Secret Test Prep Tips! So you’ve taken a class, or even had a private tutor help you prepare for your test. Is there anything else you can do? While private tutoring remains the most efficient way to improve your score, here are five crucial tips that will help give you [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 May 7th, 2015|ACT, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|2 Comments