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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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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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How to Prepare for the SAT and ACT during Christmas Break

If you’re studying for the SAT and ACT, you can easily use the Christmas break to prepare wisely. Here are three quick tips to help you prepare for both the SAT and ACT exams during your vacation. (1) Practice at least 1 hour a day during the week. Split your time between Math, Reading and […]

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SAT Test Dates (SAT Exam) 2011-2012

Here is a helpful list of SAT test dates if you are taking the SAT Exam in 2011 or 2012: SAT Exam Test Dates, Registration Closes, Late Registration Closes Nov. 5, 2011, 7-Oct-11, 21-Oct-11 December 3, 2011, 8-Nov-11, 20-Nov-11 January 28, 2012, 30-Dec-11, 13-Jan-12 March 10, 2012, 10-Feb-12, 24-Feb-12 May 5, 2012, 6-Apr-12, 20-Apr-12 June […]

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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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