How to Maximize SAT Study Materials When Finances Are Low

How to Maximize SAT Study Materials When Finances Are Low

I have never been a fan of spending exorbitant amounts of money on things I felt I could come up with an alternative for, the…

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…

Here’s How to Get a High Writing Score on the SAT or ACT

Here’s How to Get a High Writing Score on the SAT or ACT

While you can shred the entire Webster’s Dictionary and pour it into your brain, stay up five days straight to master the gymnastics of advanced…

How Much Do SAT Scores Really Matter?

How Much Do SAT Scores Really Matter?

Whether you’re a high school senior applying to college this autumn or even just a bright-eyed freshman who is just getting used to having grades…

Should You Take the SAT Subject Tests?

Should You Take the SAT Subject Tests?

On top of the inescapable mass of tests that defines junior year, there’s yet another test for you, the incoming junior (or perhaps senior), to consider:…

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…

My Late Revelation on the Truth About SAT Prep

My Late Revelation on the Truth About SAT Prep

As college students, most of us have a collective past: standardized testing. I paid my dues to SAT and the mental baggage of test prep…

The Basics of Applying to Colleges Internationally

The Basics of Applying to Colleges Internationally

Starting the college application process as an international applicant can be intimidating. Very intimidating. As a fellow international applicant, I’ve survived to tell the tale…

8 Helpful SAT and ACT Guide Books

8 Helpful SAT and ACT Guide Books

Over the course of the last couple years, The Prospect has discussed many helpful standardized testing books and guides. I wanted to touch on some…

Are Some SAT Dates “Easier” or “Harder” Than Others?

Are Some SAT Dates “Easier” or “Harder” Than Others?

As with all other standardized tests, there are a multitude of tips and tricks that your older friends will tell you when it comes to…

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