SBAC 101: An Introduction to the New Standardized Test
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SBAC 101: An Introduction to the New Standardized Test

Back when I was a junior in high school, I was one of the millions of high school juniors trying out the new standardized exam…

How to Utilize Teachers as Your Best Test Prep Resource
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How to Utilize Teachers as Your Best Test Prep Resource

The pressure to do well on standardized testing is huge, and it can feel overwhelming when all of your peers are paying for classes or…

A Commuter’s Guide to Finals Week
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A Commuter’s Guide to Finals Week

Studying for finals is hard enough when you do live on campus. But, when you’re commuting to school every day? Forget about it! Sometimes you…

5 Benefits of Cramming Right Before a Test
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5 Benefits of Cramming Right Before a Test

I, as well as thousands upon thousands of students all over the world are guilty of pulling one, if not numerous all-nighters with countless cups…

Why I Disagree With Standardized Testing
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Why I Disagree With Standardized Testing

In existence in the American education system since the mid-1800s, Standardized Assessment Tests (SATs) have proved to be controversial since their establishment. The original goal…

How to Slay the SAT Essay
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How to Slay the SAT Essay

The essay portion of the SAT, although transitioning to being optional, is undoubtedly the most intimidating section on the exam. With very limited time to…

My Untraditional Prep for the SAT and ACT
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My Untraditional Prep for the SAT and ACT

Being in high school, teachers and peers may tell you that the SAT and ACT require prep work before going into the tests. This can…

It’s Comma Sense: Tackling the ACT English Section
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It’s Comma Sense: Tackling the ACT English Section

Whether you are getting ready to take the ACT for the first time or you are re-taking the test to boost your previous score, brushing…

How AP Classes Can Do More Harm Than Good
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How AP Classes Can Do More Harm Than Good

Advanced Placement courses have become something of a requirement for a stable transition into an acclaimed university. This doesn’t come as a surprise—colleges love intelligent…

How to Choose: Submitting Standardized Tests Versus Going Test-Optional
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How to Choose: Submitting Standardized Tests Versus Going Test-Optional

Choosing between test optional and standardized tests can be stressful, so here are a few things to think about before making the decision. Your Prospective…

What AP Tests Actually Mean for College
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What AP Tests Actually Mean for College

In high school, if they’re offered, there can be a lot of pressure to take AP classes. Friends, counselors, teachers, even your parents might be…

Why Private SAT/ACT Prep Classes Are Not Worth Your Time
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Why Private SAT/ACT Prep Classes Are Not Worth Your Time

You want to succeed. You want the best possible score you can get on all your exams. You want to look “competitive enough” to the…

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