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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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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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