ACT Test Prep

How SAT/ACT Test Prep Improves Results

When applying to colleges, I already knew what field I wanted to study: Music Education. That was the easy part. From there I had to decide to which schools I wanted to apply. I researched schools in my area that had great Music Education programs. After I decided on four schools to which I wanted to apply, I researched the criteria that was required for acceptance into each university. Specifically, I researched how well I…

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Testing in 2019-2020? SAT and ACT Test Dates Released

The SAT and ACT test dates for 2019 and 2020 have been released. Here is an updated list of all the dates you can register your child for SAT and ACT testing. Here are the links for registration: To register for the SAT click here. To register for the ACT click here. SAT Dates: June 1, 2019 August 24, 2019 October 5, 2019 November 2, 2019 December 7, 2019 March 14, 2020 May 2, 2020…

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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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