Why the SAT Isn’t Worth Your Angst

Why the SAT Isn’t Worth Your Angst

Recently, I found myself with the immense good fortune of studying abroad in Spain, and the immense bad luck of being immersed into my least…

8 Helpful SAT and ACT Guide Books

8 Helpful SAT and ACT Guide Books

The Prospect has discussed many helpful standardized testing books and guides. I wanted to touch on some new books for both the ACT and the…

How to Fight the Unfairness of Standardized Tests

How to Fight the Unfairness of Standardized Tests

You don’t need to be a communist to realize that our so-called standardized tests aren’t fair. We’ve already catalogued a few weaknesses of standardized tests, but additional critiques abound….

The Transfer Student’s Guide to Standardized Testing

The Transfer Student’s Guide to Standardized Testing

For most high school seniors, there’s a sense of relief when all standardized tests are finally done and college is on the horizon. Those that…

5 Things You Need to Know About Tackling the New SAT

5 Things You Need to Know About Tackling the New SAT

With the ACT gaining traction as one of the two standardized tests required of most students who look forward to gaining college admittance, it’s no…

4 Considerations When Deciding Whether to Take the SAT or ACT

4 Considerations When Deciding Whether to Take the SAT or ACT

When people started talking about the SAT and the ACT around my school, I panicked. I heard different rumors about how a certain test was…

10 Tips for a Non-Science Person to Rock the ACT Science Section

10 Tips for a Non-Science Person to Rock the ACT Science Section

It’s the final boss of the ACT. The last hurdle before you finally get to leave nearly four hours after the test began. It’s the…

Your Guide to the Redesigned SAT: What You Should Know

Your Guide to the Redesigned SAT: What You Should Know

When the College Board announced it was redesigning the SAT last March, the world suffered a mini implosion. News pundits lamented the test being “dumbed…

The Pros and Cons of Multiple Test Tutors

The Pros and Cons of Multiple Test Tutors

I took the SAT three times. In preparation for the first two tests I worked with a lovely woman who helped me in many ways….

Why You Should Think Twice Before Sharing Your Test Scores

Why You Should Think Twice Before Sharing Your Test Scores

A few weeks after the stress of test-taking subsides, a new stress sets in: actually getting your scores. And then even if you got the…

The Pros and Cons of Studying for the SAT & ACT at the Same Time

The Pros and Cons of Studying for the SAT & ACT at the Same Time

I studied for the SAT for years; my parents piled on the practice books right after my middle school graduation. I managed to get my…

7 Ways the New SAT Is Different From the Old SAT

7 Ways the New SAT Is Different From the Old SAT

Yes, the rumors are true. In 2016, high school students will be taking a completely redesigned version of the SAT. If you are a student…

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