How to Utilize Teachers as Your Best Test Prep Resource

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…

My Untraditional Prep for the SAT and ACT

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

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 to Choose: Submitting Standardized Tests Versus Going Test-Optional

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…

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

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…

How ACT/SAT Study Skills Come Into Play During College

How ACT/SAT Study Skills Come Into Play During College

For first-year college students, the world of exams usually feels like the land of confusion. Sometimes, it feels as though no amount of study guide…

Understanding the Coalition Application

Understanding the Coalition Application

The world of college admissions is constantly changing. I’ve only been in college for two years, but my admissions experience might have been different if…

When Should You Take Your First SAT or ACT?

When Should You Take Your First SAT or ACT?

I took my first ACT in seventh grade, when I participated in a talent search sponsored by Northwestern University. I didn’t prepare for the test…

How to Improve Your Critical Reading Score by Reading for Fun

How to Improve Your Critical Reading Score by Reading for Fun

Preparing for any standardized test can often be boring, and uninteresting. But when it comes to the critical reading portion of standardized tests (in particular…

Overloading on SAT and ACT Exams: Good or Bad?

Overloading on SAT and ACT Exams: Good or Bad?

Most high school students understand the pressure placed on them to obtain high grades, leadership positions, and good test scores. These are all, undoubtedly, imperative…

4 Things to Know When Navigating the Admissions Process as a First-Generation Student

4 Things to Know When Navigating the Admissions Process as a First-Generation Student

For first-generation students (those who are the first in their family to attend college), the idea of applying to a four year university can at…

5 Things to Do if Your Scores Aren’t High Enough

5 Things to Do if Your Scores Aren’t High Enough

Fact: some people are better test takers than others. For some, standardized tests are no sweat, but for others, they are a literal nightmare. And…

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