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Frequently Asked Questions about the SAT

How important is the SAT? The SAT is used by the admission boards to predict how well a student will perform in college.  If you are seeking admission into a certain program, such as the school of journalism,  your critical reading and writing skills sections will probably be more heavily scrutinized than your math score. […]

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The Myths and Facts of the SAT and ACT

There are an abundance of myths floating around about both the SAT and the ACT that need to be put to rest.  In order for you to have the proper information before your exam, let us debunk a few of these myths.  Myth #1: The ACT and SAT have nothing to do with a student’s […]

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4 Ways to Respond to SAT ‘s Role in Hiring Decisions

SAT prep has traditionally focused on preparing students to gain admission to the best schools. Today, an additional consideration is emerging. SAT scores now appear to play a larger role in employment prospects for recent graduates and even for older candidates. These are 4 ways to help you respond to current hiring trends. A recent […]

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Breaking News: the SAT is changing in 2016!

In an effort to keep up with the rising demand for a more practical standardized test, the SAT will contain some major revisions starting in 2016.  The College Board (the makers of the SAT) initially announced the changes would come into effect in 2015.  They have since decided to push back the timeline to 2016 with […]

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Why The PSAT/NMSQT Matters

The PSAT is a standardized test that can provide hands on practice for the SAT.  In order to be considered for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, you need to take the PSAT.  The PSAT carries no bearing towards college admissions, unless you earn top scores.  For those who think the scholarship is too […]

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9 Big Changes to the SAT 2016!

You may have heard the news already – changes are coming to the SAT in 2016!  What are these changes?  Watch the video below as our Logistics Manager, Dov Landau, discusses what College Board decided to change with the SAT. If you want to learn more about how Top Test Prep can help you start […]

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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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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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