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SAT Changes Coming in 2016

Coming spring of 2016, the SAT will change (almost) entirely. The College Board has been working hard to create an exam that dispels all of the criticism they have received about the SAT being a “test-taking skill” exam rather than a college entrance exam. The new SAT will be more focused on things that matter […]

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How to Get Rewarded for Your Scores

The PSAT is not required for all students, but it should be considering the opportunities it offers. Every year, over 1.5 million students take the PSAT, which qualifies them for the National Merit Scholarship. The National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP) awards nearly $35 million in scholarships to rising college students every year. There are only […]

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Should I Take the Test Multiple Times?

Here’s what the College Board has to say; “Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year in high school. At least half of all students take the SAT twice—in the spring of their junior year and in the fall of their senior year. Most students also improve their score the second time […]

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SAT Practice Tests

At Top Test Prep, we stress the importance of completing as many official practice tests as possible, and not just for diagnostic purposes. Doing practice tests is one of the best ways to prepare for the real one and improve your scores. This is true not only of the SAT, but also of the ACT, […]

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ACT to SAT Conversion

Maybe you’ve already taken the SAT or the ACT, and are wondering what you’d have to get on the other one for it to be an improvement. Maybe you’re just curious. Maybe your friend got a 32 and you had an argument about whether your 2150 is better or not. What ACT score matches up […]

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Your Test and Your Confidence

To succeed on standardized tests, you need a certain level of confidence. This is true of most pursuits, but standardized testing is such a stressful and anxiety-producing venture that confidence in your abilities will make or break your score. Most students know the feeling of mid-test anxiety: you begin to worry about that answer that […]

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Approaching Test Day

Test day is tough, whatever the test. At least as important, though, is the time leading up to the big day. The right approach can make all the difference. 1) Take a break. Two or three days before your test date, give yourself a break and stop studying. Not only does cramming not work, but […]

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3 Things to Do This Summer

When you’re in high school, summer is a time to relax. After being busy with homework, extracurriculars, hanging out with friends, and whatever other commitments you have, it’s important to give yourself a breather. You also need a break from getting up every morning; a developing mind needs sleep, after all. This doesn’t mean that […]

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What is the SAT?

When it’s time for you to apply for college, the most frequently talked about topic is the SAT. When are you taking it? What is your score? Are you taking it again? Did you study for it? What is it? Watch the video below to learn from one of Top Test Prep’s top 1% tutors […]

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3 Resources for Online Tutoring

    Even with the one-on-one personal tutoring experience you find at Top Test Prep, students are also encouraged to do additional work at home. There are three resources we recommend when looking for extra places to keep up the studying StudyBlue – This is a great site where you can create flash cards. You […]

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