Meet Trevor Packer, Senior VP of College Board’s Advanced Placement Program

Meet Trevor Packer, Senior VP of College Board’s Advanced Placement Program

We get to meet a lot of interesting people when working on TP, and today’s interview is no exception. Have you ever taken an AP…

TP’s Ultimate Guide to the ACT

TP’s Ultimate Guide to the ACT

As you prepare to enter the college admissions process, it’s important to know about some of the things schools require in order to consider you…

How to Ace Your First AP Class without Dying

How to Ace Your First AP Class without Dying

The time has come. It is both a rite of passage in high school and a total nightmare: your first AP class. It is intimidating…

Overcoming Test Anxiety

Overcoming Test Anxiety

Test anxiety is never fun to experience before and/or during a test. Nothing can feel worse than walking into a test feeling prepared and maybe…

Kaplan, Princeton Review, and Barron’s… Are They All You Need to Get Awesome Scores?

Kaplan, Princeton Review, and Barron’s… Are They All You Need to Get Awesome Scores?

College applications, family issues, social life, extracurriculars, APs, interviews, jobs, resume and portfolio preparations, while looking fabulous all day long? Life’s already too busy for…

Kaplan ACT Tutoring: My Experience with No Work and a Five-Point Increase

Kaplan ACT Tutoring: My Experience with No Work and a Five-Point Increase

One of the most important tests in a high school junior’s entire academic career is the exam they will take to get into college. Whether…

Creating a Testing Schedule: Too Many Tests and Too Little Time

Creating a Testing Schedule: Too Many Tests and Too Little Time

First of all, let me congratulate you on making it to junior year! Take a deep breath in, and a deep breath out. Everything will…

Standardized Tests: Soon, Not So Standard

Standardized Tests: Soon, Not So Standard

A lot of things have changed since our parents sat down to take the SAT and ACT eons ago, back when there was no color…

10 Tips on How to Make Your Practice Test Feel Like the Real Deal

10 Tips on How to Make Your Practice Test Feel Like the Real Deal

To me, the secret of life is rehearsal. While you can’t always rehearse and you can’t always eliminate mistakes by rehearsing, you can minimize the…

Surviving a Standardized Testing Horror Story

Surviving a Standardized Testing Horror Story

At this point, I’m sure we’re all blessedly aware that both the SAT and ACT are necessary, albeit uncomfortable and annoying, aspects of the college…

Cracking the SAT Subject Tests

Cracking the SAT Subject Tests

So you’ve probably heard of the SAT and ACT (I hope, at least). Since most colleges require either the SAT or ACT as part of…

The Science of Guessing on the SAT

The Science of Guessing on the SAT

Knowing how to guess intelligently on the SAT is a critical part of maximizing your SAT score. Of course you’ve learned stuff in school that…

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