SBAC 101: An Introduction to the New Standardized Test

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…

3 Benefits and Drawbacks of Getting a Personal Test Prep Tutor

3 Benefits and Drawbacks of Getting a Personal Test Prep Tutor

There are many options when it comes to preparing for standardized tests. You can study on your own or in a group, or take a…

5 Things I Wish I Knew About Tests in High School

5 Things I Wish I Knew About Tests in High School

For as long as I can remember, I’ve never been a good test taker. Sure, I got pretty good grades in high school and took…

What I Wish I Knew About the SAT vs. What I Know Now

What I Wish I Knew About the SAT vs. What I Know Now

Taking the SAT is certainly not one of the highlights of my young life. Like many high school students before and after me, I put…

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:…

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…

Why You Should Focus on Creating Something in High School

Why You Should Focus on Creating Something in High School

These days, standardized testing and GPA only get you through the “doorway” of consideration in the college admissions process. After you reach a certain threshold…

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…

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…

Standard Level Struggle: Are IB SL Courses and Exams Worth Taking?

Standard Level Struggle: Are IB SL Courses and Exams Worth Taking?

All International Baccalaureate courses are not created equal. The IB program offers two levels of its courses: Standard Level and Higher Level. This also means there…

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