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ACT Update: ACT Includes a New Type of Passage on the Reading Section

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From time to time, the ACT makes minor changes to its test format and content. Recently, test makers announced a change to the ACT Reading section. What is the change? Beginning in 2021, one of the ACT reading passages may be accompanied by a graph, figure, or table that contains information relevant to the reading…

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SAT and ACT Prep for Fall: Test Optional is the New Normal

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In the “before times,” the main question about college admissions tests used to be, “How can I do well on this test?” Now, the question is, “Should I even take this test?” Over 1500 schools decided to go test-blind or test-optional during the pandemic, and many of them are choosing to stay that way, at…

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COVID-19 Brings Financial Challenges, COVID Vaccines Bring Scholarship Opportunities

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If you’re a student who has graduated from high school in 2021, the first thing you should do is pat yourself on the back. You have faced unique challenges and shown great flexibility to earn your diploma. If you’re planning to attend college next year, you have also applied to colleges, chosen a school, and…

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Say Goodbye to the SAT Subject Tests and the Optional Essay

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This past Tuesday, the College Board—the organization that runs the SAT testing program and AP exams—announced that it is dropping the SAT Subject tests and the optional essay section of the SAT General Exam. The official reasoning of the College Board is “to reduce and simplify demands on students.” In addition, it plans to allocate…

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