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…

Why I Disagree With Standardized Testing

Why I Disagree With Standardized Testing

In existence in the American education system since the mid-1800s, Standardized Assessment Tests (SATs) have proved to be controversial since their establishment. The original goal…

What AP Tests Actually Mean for College

What AP Tests Actually Mean for College

In high school, if they’re offered, there can be a lot of pressure to take AP classes. Friends, counselors, teachers, even your parents might be…

How to Prepare for a Language Subject Test

How to Prepare for a Language Subject Test

Language subject tests can be tricky – you are most likely not completely fluent in the language you are testing in. Maybe you’ve had some…

The What and When of SAT II Subject Tests

The What and When of SAT II Subject Tests

While taking the SAT I seems hardly straight forward, it is compared to its lesser-known cousins, the SAT II’s or SAT Subject Tests.  The SAT…

Tackling Both AP English Exams: Don’t Be the Tragic Hero

Tackling Both AP English Exams: Don’t Be the Tragic Hero

Taking AP English in high school, either Language and Composition or Literature and Composition, seems like a great idea until you take that first practice…

The Many Advantages of the PSAT

The Many Advantages of the PSAT

Standardized testing organizations love acronyms and as students we’re forced to know each individual one’s advantages and disadvantages. One such exam with several advantages is…

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…

What to Expect When Taking the ACT as a Freshman

What to Expect When Taking the ACT as a Freshman

While major standardized tests are commonly regarded as the territory of high school juniors and seniors, a number of underclassmen (and middle-schoolers) are gathering their…

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…

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…

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…

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