SAT II Subject tests

Unsure about how to prepare for the SAT? Here is some insight from a former student:

Are you nervous about taking the SAT? When I began my junior year, my teachers and administrators flooded me with tons of information regarding the SAT. I remember walking into Barnes and Noble and seeing a huge 4-inch wide book with “S.A.T. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW” in big block letters printed on its bindings. Anxiety pulsed through my veins, and I thought to myself: do I really need that? In reality, when students begin…

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SAT Subject Tests: Everything You Need to Know

If your child will be applying for college next academic year, make sure you are up-to-date on testing requirements. Many colleges do require students to take the SAT subject tests, or at least recommend it. SAT Subject Tests are college admission exams on specific subjects. These are the only national admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your strengths and interests.  There are 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general subject areas: English,…

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SAT II Subject Tests vs. AP Exams

Do you have a child who is a junior in high school? If so, they may be planning their schedule for the fall and deciding whether to take Advanced Placement class, how many to take, etc. They may also be starting to think about whether or not they should take the SAT II Subject Tests. While there are some similarities between the two, deciding which to take is something that will vary from child to…

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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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Make Sure to Schedule for Multiple SAT Tests

Because students have the opportunity to take the SAT test multiple times, and because colleges will accept the highest score a student receives on the test, it is to your advantage to take the SAT test junior year. Begin SAT test prep with a one-on-one SAT tutor as early as possible so that your son or daughter has the most opportunity to learn the test-taking strategies necessary to excel on the test. As the following…

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Now is the Time to Prepare for SAT and SAT II Subject Tests

Now that school is back in session, it’s a great time to begin SAT test preparation and those SAT II Subject Tests. Working with a private tutor will ensure that your child is getting the personalized attention so that they can learn the most up-to-date test-taking strategies, and develop an individual game plan for attacking these tests. As the following article states, SAT II Subject Tests are required by many colleges and universities, and now…

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Taking the SAT Again? Here’s Why Test Prep Helps

When your child does not perform well on the SATs, it can be easy to get frustrated. Instead, take this as an opportunity to use the test they already took as an assessment tool that shows which specific areas your child needs to improve. Then begin working with a private tutor to bring up the test score by specifically targeting the areas that your child needs to improve. As the following article states, studies have…

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SAT Test Prep Guides You with Personalized SAT Test-Taking Strategies

Most students take the SAT test at least twice for best results. When working with a private SAT tutor, you can learn the test-taking strategies necessary for a high SAT score, and then learn from the first test which areas need more improvement. Then for the second test, your tutor will be able to target the specific test-taking strategies that will make the difference for you. As the following article writes, SAT test preparation is…

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The SAT/ACT Tests Matter–Don’t Leave it to the Last Minute

The SAT/ACT tests are considered the top indicators of college success, and colleges and universities do not take SAT/ACT scores lightly. Beginning private test prep for the spring tests now ensures that your child will be able to perform their best on test day. As the following article states, colleges rank students based on their standardized test scores, and without the effort going in to SAT/ACT test preparation, your child will be at a disadvantage.…

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Admissions Consulting Eases College Application Stress

Applying for college can be the most stressful experience that parent and child have to endure. The list of things that need doing seems never to end. Personalized Admissions Consulting gives you and your child the peace of mind that nothing is slipping through the cracks. As the following article states, applying to college is a stressful and competitive process, and anything that eases the anxiety can make a huge difference. College applications: Beyond test…

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