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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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SAT Test Preparation: How to Write a Better SAT Essay

The essay portion of the SAT exam presents a question in a single sentence prompt. Your task according to the instructions is to do the following: 1) Develop a point of view in response to the question and 2) Support the position with the use of examples. These examples can be from your reading, studies, […]

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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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How to Form an SAT Study Group, and ways to prep for the SAT

Studying for the SAT is no easy task: often, students feel like all their hard work is in vain, or they become frustrated with ambiguous study concepts. A common symptom of SAT studying is “burnout,” when students lose motivation to keep working hard. One of the best things to do in the face of burnout […]

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Submitting SAT Scores: What’s the significance?

According to a new study of freshman, students who include SAT scores in their applications have higher GPA’s their first year than those who don’t do so. The study tracked students at Bowdoin College where both SAT and ACT scores are optional for applicants, and Barnard College, Colby College, Carnegie Mellon University, and Georgia Institute […]

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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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The SAT Exam and Snooki from Jersey Shore? Reality TV Essay Prompt on the SAT

The most recent SAT Exam and its Reality TV Essay Prompt Ok, so we’ve had some of our Top Test Prep students inform us that the most recent SAT exam discussed the benefits/harms of reality TV shows.  Yes, I just said it.  An actual SAT exam discussed something as ridiculous as reality television shows such […]

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What To Do With Unfamiliar Essay Prompts

The college discussions boards are sounding off over an SAT essay prompt last Saturday. Even the New York Times takes a moment to cover the issue. At hand, was an essay prompt asking students to discuss reality television. Many students who had spent months away from television to study history, english, and literature, preparing themselves […]

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Perfect SAT and ACT Exam Scores

Here’s some information on what happens when students get a perfect SAT or ACT exam score at Top Test Prep. While it’s a challenge to get a perfect score, it’s possible. As a test prep company, we want every student to improve their SAT and ACT scores, and strive for the best. The Top Test […]

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Superscoring – 3 Points to Consider

Punxsutawney Phil poked his head out on Groundhog Day and declared an early spring. But even if he’s wrong, spring is around the corner, which means SAT and ACT tests are in only a few weeks. You may have taken one – or both – of the tests already. But what if you rocked the […]

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