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Time Management Tips for the SAT

With a time frame of nearly four hours to complete nine sections, the SAT is a big test; especially if you consider the weight that the SAT has on your college admissions. Performing well on the SAT requires you to master a number of skills in addition to knowing the actual information on the test. […]

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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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Why should you go to private school?

Thinking about boarding school can be as overwhelming as it is exciting for both student and parent. As a student, the chance to experience a parent-free campus life before college is liberating, while to a parent it seems terrifying to let their child away from home for so long to pursue such an ambitious achievement. […]

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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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Top Test Prep and Basecamp

Watch this video to learn more about Basecamp – a project management system that keeps Top Test Prep‘s tutors, parents and students constantly connected.

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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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Big Changes to the New SAT 2016 College Board

Here’s a video discussing the upcoming big changes to the New SAT exam and the College Board’s SAT revisions: Learn more about how the SAT exam will be updated and what students applying to colleges and universities should expect to see on the new test: verbal, math, and writing sections.

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How is the ACT formatted?

First things first: let us dispel the notion that the SAT is the more widely accepted of the two tests.  Almost every college accepts the ACT, and it has now surpassed the SAT in number of students sitting for it each year.  For many students, this may come as a sign of relief since quite […]

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