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Rankings and SAT Scores in Fairfax, Montgomery, Arlington and Washington DC

A recent article posted by College Board and Washington Post, clearly outlined research on the average combined SAT scores of students in Fairfax, Montgomery, Arlington, and Washington DC . Here are detailed scores for the SAT in the DC region and rankings of the best: (1) Fairfax County – Average SAT score: 1659 (2) Montgomery […]

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Test Prep Experts: Keeping Students Motivated

There are two kinds of motivation: long term and short term. The learning team (student, tutor, educational institution, and parent) is responsible for maintaining motivation throughout the process, but the tutor-student relationship is critical in each and every level of motivating the learning process. On a day-to-day level, motivation is necessary to keep focus and […]

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How to Prepare for the SAT and ACT over the Summer: Three Tips to Enter Testing Season Fully Prepared.

If you’re wrapping up your sophomore or junior year, you’re probably coming to terms with the fact that the next few semesters are going to be some of the most important in your high school career. Not only will you have a broader range of honors classes, authoritative positions in your extracurricular activities, and AP […]

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How SAT and ACT Prep Can Help You Get a Scholarship

Many students focus on college entrance exams such as the PSAT, SAT, and the ACT as necessary to get into their preferred colleges; however, test scores are also considered for many academic scholarships and grants. High test scores can improve students’ chances of receiving scholarship awards and grants. Many scholarship requirements include high test scores. […]

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How to prepare for the ACT exam / test day

It’s 8:00 AM. Saturday. The day you have been both waiting for and dreading over the past few months. ACT Test day. Although you will certainly be feeling the pressure, remember that today is the day you get to show what you know. It isn’t the time to cram the formula for volume of a […]

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Should you take the SAT or ACT exam? Which is better for you…

Article about whether you should take the SAT or ACT exam: College admissions tests can be overwhelming, but choosing the test (SAT vs. ACT) that best suits you puts you on the path to success early on. While the SAT is historically regarded as the typical admissions test, the ACT is quickly gaining ground and […]

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What ACT Score Do I Need? The Magic Number

More and more, colleges are beginning to consider students holistically. Admissions committees acknowledge and reward a breadth of interests, like athletic achievement, artistic endeavors, or other activities. Your application includes a variety of information: personal statements, academic records, and recommendations all play important roles. In light of this, you may wonder how important are your […]

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How to Prepare for the SAT and ACT during Christmas Break

If you’re studying for the SAT and ACT, you can easily use the Christmas break to prepare wisely. Here are three quick tips to help you prepare for both the SAT and ACT exams during your vacation. (1) Practice at least 1 hour a day during the week. Split your time between Math, Reading and […]

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ACT Exam Test Dates, 2011-2012

The Top Test Prep team has compiled a list of ACT exam test dates. Hope they help you get prepared for the ACT! Here they are…ACT test dates, Registration Closes, Late Registration Closes 22-Oct-11, 16-Sep-11, 30-Sep-11 10-Dec-11, 4-Nov-11, 18-Nov-11 11-Feb-12, 13-Jan-12, 20-Jan-12 14-Apr-12, 9-Mar-12, 23-Mar-12 9-June-12, 4-May-12, 8-May-12 ***** The ACT exam is coming up. […]

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Steps to Improve Your SAT and ACT Scores

Here are some helpful tips to improve your SAT and ACT exam scores and overall performance: First note: If it’s possible, find a reputable private test preparatory service early in your high school years to assist you in reaching your testing potential. General guidelines for test preparation include the following. (1) Take several mock ACT/SAT […]

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