SAT Test Prep

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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SAT Test Dates 2017

Are you looking to schedule your child for the SAT this fall? For your convenience, here are the SAT test dates for the 2017-2018 school year.  To register for a test date, please use the link below. SAT Registration SAT Test Dates 2017-2018 August 26th, 2017 October 7th, 2017 November 4th, 2017 December 2nd, 2017 March 10th, 2018 May 5th, 2018 June 2nd, 2018

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Improve Your Test Scores: SAT Test Dates for 2017-2018

Spring SAT scores are out and if your child’s scores were not what you had hoped, it can be easy to become worried. However, most students take the test more than once and there is still time to improve scores by taking Fall SAT tests. The 2017-2018 test dates are as follows: Test Date Regular Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline August 26, 2017 July 28, 2017 August 15, 2017 October 7, 2017 September 8, 2017…

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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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A New Way of Applying to Independent Schools

Previously, applying to several independent schools meant spending days working on individual applications. But now, there is a new way of applying to independent schools. Much like the Common Application, the Standard Application Online (SAO) allows families to only fill out one application online which can then be used to apply to multiple schools. This change was made in order to facilitate the independent school application process. Families will only need to obtain one transcript, one set…

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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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How To Succeed On Test Day

With SAT season approaching, many high schoolers struggle to know how to succeed on test day. They feel their anxieties increasing, and their confidence decreasing. While the SAT is an important and challenging test, it is crucial to remain calm and collected in the days leading up to the exam, as well as the day of. Here are some tips to keep stay confident and ensure you do as well as you possibly can. 1.…

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SAT Changes: Beneficial or Detrimental to Students?

Starting in March, there will be changes to the 2016 SAT exam. These changes have sparked a lot of discussion on whether they will be beneficial or detrimental to students. The math portion will be focusing on fewer subject areas and there will be more emphasis on the student’s reasoning skills. The Essay portion of the exam will be optional, and students are given 50 minutes to complete it. Finally, there will be no more…

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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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Changes to the 2016 SAT

Beginning next Spring, there will be new changes to the 2016 SAT exam for students to be aware of. Components for the redesigned SAT will include a new evidenced-based Writing and Language Test, along with a Reading Test. The Math Test has also been streamlined to focus on fewer subject areas. To test college readiness, more emphasis will be placed on the student’s reasoning skills and knowledge. Use of modern language commonly encountered in college…

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