ACT Test Prep

SAT/ACT Test Dates Released

Does your child need to take the SAT or ACT tests next year? The 2018/19 test dates have been released! SAT: August 25, 2018 October 6, 2018 November 3, 2018 December 1, 2018 March 9, 2019 May 4, 2019 June 1, 2019 ACT: September 8, 2018 October 27, 2018 December 8, 2018 February 9, 2019 April 13, 2019 June 8, 2019 July 13, 2019 Start Preparing Now! Make sure to check https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat and https://www.act.org for…

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High School Seniors: Are You Ready for the SAT and ACT Tests?

Are you a high school senior applying to colleges? It’s not too late to take the SAT and ACT tests, but the deadlines are fast approaching! In order to make the application deadline for most schools, you will need to take these tests before the end of this calendar year. For the SAT, that means you could take the test on October 7th, November 4th, or December 2nd of 2017. For the ACT, the October…

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ACT Test Dates 2017

Are you looking to schedule your child for the ACT this fall? For your convenience, here are the ACT test dates for the 2017-2018 school year.  To register for a test date, please use the link below. ACT Registration ACT Test Dates 2017-2018 September 9th, 2017 October 28th, 2017 December 9th, 2017 February 10th, 2018 April 14th, 2018 June 9th, 2018 July 14th, 2018

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Vocab Apps for Standardized Tests

Are you preparing to take a standardized test like the SAT, ACT, or GRE? If the answer is yes, you need to build up your vocabulary, fast. Here are six different vocab apps for standardized tests that can help! Knowji Vocab by Knowji, Inc: If you have trouble remembering what you’ve learned, then this is the app for you! Knowji Vocab teaches you 1600 words specifically chosen for the SAT®, GRE®, ACT®, and ASVAB exams,…

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Dealing With Stress on the SAT and ACT

Dealing with stress on the SAT and ACT is something which can be very difficult. It is an important part of the college admission process and although some stress is a good thing, as it motivates you to do what is needed in order to succeed, stress can also become detrimental to your health and mental wellbeing. The following  tips can be used leading up to an exam, as well as the day of to…

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The ACT Writing Section Is Changing

The ACT Writing Section Is Changing Reasons for Changing: Colleges complain that students can’t write in a sophisticated manner, so the ACT Writing section is being redesigned to more accurately assess writing skills. With these changes, colleges will have access to new information about a student’s strengths, allowing students to demonstrate their “analytical writing ability” through their scores in the 4 domains. Changes: Prompts are longer, more complex and focus on “contemporary issues” rather than school-themed…

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New SAT versus the ACT

Deciding whether to take the new SAT versus the ACT, or both? All four-year colleges will accept either of these standardized tests to evaluate candidates. Since both of these tests have different areas of focus, so you may receive a surprisingly higher score on one versus the other. Depending on your abilities, you may be better equipped to take the ACT than the SAT, or vice versa. As you begin to plan for college and…

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APs, SATs, and ACTs: Exams

There’s a lot to consider when taking pre-college exams. Reference this material for your exam questions.   Advanced Placement Exams You should consider taking Advanced Placement Exams or CLEP tests in your Junior and Senior years. This allows you to test out of some college courses that can save you time and money. The exams are administered each year in the Spring with some preparation required prior to the exam. Check with your school for…

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QuotEd: ACT and SAT Prep in Your Pocket

Ever wonder how you can supplement your SAT or ACT tutoring? For many students, the downtime when you’re hopping on the T, waiting at the mall, or riding on a bus makes for a fantastic opportunity to put in some extra prep work. But, unless you bring along your vocabulary flashcards or download the latest vocab app on your phone, you probably won’t be able to use that downtime to improve your scores. Which stinks,…

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Announced: Changes to the ACT Score Report

ACT officials announced changes to the popular college admissions exam last Friday. Starting next year, the nonprofit testing organization will expand upon how it reports students’ scores. Along with their score report, students will receive a score on two new “readiness indicators,” demonstrating how they performed in relation to career preparedness and understanding complex content. The classic 36-point scale will not change. A separate score on STEM performance (science, technology, engineering, and math) will be…

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