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ACT vs SAT: which should you take?

Students often wonder which test is better suited for them when applying to college – the ACT or the SAT? What are the differences, if any, between these two tests?  Do they need to take these two tests?  These are all important questions since students’ SAT and ACT scores play a prominent part in their […]

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SAT Writing: the hardest section on the SAT?

Most students often don’t know what type of questions are on the Writing section of the SAT, and thus, they don’t adequately prepare for the questions that are included in this section.  In this video, one of Top Test Prep‘s top 1% SAT tutors shares her knowledge on how students can best prepare for the […]

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Writing a Strong SAT Essay

Here are some tips from one of our top 1% tutors on how to write a strong SAT essay:

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The New SAT: What to Expect

On February 26, the College Board announced that changes were coming to the SAT.  Again. The standardized test’s second overhaul in less than ten years won’t go into effect anytime soon, and no specific changes have been identified yet. As you plan your college admissions strategy, take the time to familiarize yourself with the preliminary […]

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Test Prep Resources

Have you seen our test prep videos?  If not, visit our Test Prep channel and be sure to subscribe.  We’ve got incredibly useful SSAT, ISEE, SAT, ACT, LSAT, and MCAT prep resource to help you increase your test scores.    

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5 New Ways to Prep for the SAT (Or Any Other Standardized Test)!

1. Listen to Music Not all music starts and ends with “Baby, baby, baby, yea.”  There are a number of bands out there with serious lyrical and storytelling chops.  Take, for instance, The Decemberists.  They blend storytelling and an impressive vocabulary to make for unique lyrics that can teach you a thing or two.  Here’s […]

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Test Prep Experts: Keeping Students Motivated

There are two kinds of motivation: long term and short term. The learning team (student, tutor, educational institution, and parent) is responsible for maintaining motivation throughout the process, but the tutor-student relationship is critical in each and every level of motivating the learning process. On a day-to-day level, motivation is necessary to keep focus and […]

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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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How SAT and ACT Prep Can Help You Get a Scholarship

Many students focus on college entrance exams such as the PSAT, SAT, and the ACT as necessary to get into their preferred colleges; however, test scores are also considered for many academic scholarships and grants. High test scores can improve students’ chances of receiving scholarship awards and grants. Many scholarship requirements include high test scores. […]

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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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