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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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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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SAT: Quick Tips for the Reading Section

It is always important to be equally prepared for all three sections of the SAT, and a lot of students make the mistake of concentrating their preparation on the Math section only.  Top Test Prep makes sure that students have a well-balanced knowledge of the materials in all three sections of the SAT.  Therefore, in […]

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Meet the SAT Subject Tests, aka SAT II’s

With the SAT coming up, students may also be contemplating about taking the SAT II‘s.  What are these exams, and how are they different from the SAT? SAT Subject Tests, also known as SAT II’s, are one-hour multiple-choice exams offered by the College Board, the same company that brought you the infamous SAT.  Each exam […]

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