When Should You Take Your First SAT or ACT?

When Should You Take Your First SAT or ACT?

I took my first ACT in seventh grade, when I participated in a talent search sponsored by Northwestern University. I didn’t prepare for the test…

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…

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….

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…

Superscores: An Overlooked Pro of Retaking the SAT

Superscores: An Overlooked Pro of Retaking the SAT

For most students, the goal is to take the SAT just once, score well, and never have to deal with it again. But what happens…

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…

6 Resources to Use for Low-Stress Test Prep

6 Resources to Use for Low-Stress Test Prep

If you’re like me, a lot of standardized test prep advice from the internet can seem pretty intense. Studying for the SAT every day? Taking…

Do ACT or SAT Prep Books Actually Help?

Do ACT or SAT Prep Books Actually Help?

Before I had to take the ACT my junior year of high school, teachers practically beat us over the head with strategies to use and…

5 Things I Learned as an SAT Tutor

5 Things I Learned as an SAT Tutor

The SAT is a huge part of most high schoolers’ life. For some, the studying process can be the majority of their high school career…

A 7-Day Plan for Studying for the SAT

A 7-Day Plan for Studying for the SAT

Oh no! You just realized that thanks to procrastination you are now a week away from the SAT and haven’t even cracked open the 10…

4 Tips for Taking the SAT as a High School Freshman

4 Tips for Taking the SAT as a High School Freshman

Most students start taking their SATs junior year of high school – but others like to get a head start. Taking the SAT as a…

GIVEAWAY: Win an SAT Prep Book Designed for the NEW 2016 SAT!

GIVEAWAY: Win an SAT Prep Book Designed for the NEW 2016 SAT!

Prospies, we get it: The new SAT format that’s coming in 2016 is totally freaking you out. None of your friends can tell you what…

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