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Format of the SAT

The SAT was, until last year, the most commonly taken standardized test for entrance into college. It tests your ability to test, rather than content that you would have learned in school. It is well suited to students for whom timing might be an issue, and who tend to do especially well on standardized tests […]

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Why does the PSAT matter?

Many students make the mistake of taking the PSAT for granted.  However, the PSAT gives students a quantitative measure on how well they could do on their SAT and how much more they have to prepare for the SAT.  So, at Top Test Prep, we urge all of our students to prepare for this exam […]

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5 Ways to Improve your SAT Score before the Summer

Here are some tips from the Director of College Admissions of Top Test Prep on how to improve your SAT score! 1)   Learn proper time management strategies.  The expression “Time flies when you’re having fun” can also apply to the SAT, although I’m sure most students would be hesitant to call the SAT “fun.”  Many […]

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Preparing for the College Interview

When preparing for your college interview, it’s important to pay as much attention to what your body is saying as you do to the words you are saying.  Here are some tips from the Admissions Experts of Top Test Prep! Greet your interviewer with eye contact and a strong handshake. You will likely meet with […]

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How Difficult is the SAT?

You’ve heard all the horror stories about the infamous SAT from your friends and classmates, but you might still be wondering…”exactly how hard can this exam be?”  Well, if you’re working with one of Top Test Prep‘s tutors, it shouldn’t be too hard since we’ll make sure that you’re as best prepared as you can […]

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Private Tutors – what’s the big deal about them?

Here at Top Test Prep, we believe the quality of tutoring we provide our students is incomparable, due largely to the fact that our network of private tutors are highly knowledgeable in the areas they teach. Working with a private tutor is a great way to keep yourself accountable when preparing for standardized tests or […]

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How hard is the ACT exam?

The ACT exam may be formatted and scored differently from the SAT, but that does not make it any less difficult!  Read more to find out what you should take into account when getting ready for this important exam.

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Test Prep? There’s an App for that!

  Like mobile technology, test prep has significantly evolved throughout the past decade. So if the old-fashioned strategy of skimming through a guidebook isn’t for you, you’re in luck. There are countless mobile apps out there that can help you achieve a top score on your next standardized test.  Here are some of Top Test […]

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Who Should I Ask For My College Recommendations?

College recommendations are opportunities for teachers to reinforce why a particular student is the best fit for the college he/she is applying to.  Therefore, students need to make sure to choose these teachers wisely.  One of Top Test Prep‘s elite tutors shares her knowledge on what to take into consideration when choosing who to ask. […]

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AP Classes: the more the merrier?

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are notoriously difficult because they are taught at the college level. Unlike other standardized tests that ask straightforward questions, AP exams test your ability to explain, predict, and compare concepts in a specific subject area. Exams are given once a year in May, and are scored on a 5-point scale—a score […]

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