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The ACT: June 14, 2008

Today many of our students took the ACT Exam, June 2008. Here is some feedback we received: Most difficult section: Math Increased emphasis appeared to be on Trigonometry and Intermediate Algebra. Not as many coordinate geometry questions. Although on average there are typically less than 5 questions involving trigonometry there were more according to some […]

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Our New Google Video – Top Test Prep

As sample of a new test prep and admissions consulting commercial is ready. Top Test Prep provides SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT and other test preparation services. Here’s a commercial made by Google’s great short story creator. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LlKPg276Pg Contact Top Test Prep today for private tutoring and SAT, LSAT, ACT, and GMAT Prep – (800) 501-7737.

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Amusing but real college scholarships…

We came across a unique article about the most interesting, dare we say “strangest” scholarships and wanted to share with our readers. Some pretty amusing ones and all credit goes to Jenny Sweeney, who we cite below. Top Test Prep writers thank her for posting this. Oink, Oink Has your room been compared to a […]

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Wake Forest Admissions and Standardized Tests (SAT and ACT)

Many of our readers alerted us to the Wake Forest policy to make standardized tests optional. We’d like to get your feedback on the issue, so send us a line and we’ll post your comments. Here’s the original story New Admissions Policy. You can email [email protected] and be sure to include your name and location, […]

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Top 10 List of Summer Activities (College Prep)

One of our students recently asked, “What should I do to prepare my college applications during the summer?” Another reader pondered, “I’m not sure what my student should be doing this summer, could you help?” Well, we’ve developed a top 10 list of tasks to accomplish regarding test prep, college admissions counseling and college applications […]

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Public vs. Private High Schools: Which Are Better?

There are an increasing number of college admissions consultants discussing the benefits of applying to college from either a public or private high school. Further, many parents and students want to know whether going to a private high school will give them a greater advantage in the admissions cycle. So we’ll discuss the benefits of […]

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Top 5 Tech Savvy Colleges (Best Engineering and Science Programs)

We’ve had many students ask us what colleges have the best engineering and science programs. Using a weighted average of faculty resources, technology grants, class size, and student ratings, we have developed the following list to help guide students and parents in the process of college counseling. The list provides a concise summary of these top […]

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SAT Prep: The Best Study Schedule

Want to help your teen ace the SAT exam? The key is to establish a schedule for studying and then stick to it. Sure, spending an hour or more studying may sound like a drag. But by the time the big day rolls around, your teen will be the most relaxed student in town while […]

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Top Ten Admissions Myths: Exposed

There are several college admissions myths which should be exposed before you apply. These myths often scare certain students from applying to the best schools. Never limit yourself from applying to top colleges because you believe these things: (10) Applicants are pre-screened. Whether using the common application or a school-specific application, college admission offices have […]

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The US News Rankings: Changing the Rankings

We have had a lot of questions about the new college rankings, particularly what sort of methodology was used to assess hundreds of schools throughout the country. Although there’s an entire school of thought on the efficacy of the rankings themselves, what we believe is that the criteria should at the very least be modified. […]

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