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5 Ways To Keep The Morning Of The SAT Stress-Free

| Posted 12.02.2014 | Teen

By Sara Heath You’ve read all the prep guides, taken SAT/ACT prep courses and went to bed super early last night. But now it’s the morning of t...

The Truth Behind the Spin on the Changes to the SAT

Bev Taylor | Posted 05.27.2014 | College
Bev Taylor

Every 10 years, the College Board makes significant changes to the test that has been around since 1926, the test that has been notorious for putting stress on students for generations. Let's cover some history of the SAT. In 1959, in walks the ACT as an upstart competitor to the SAT...

Top Tips for Acing ACT Reading Passages

Chuck Cohn | Posted 01.27.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

It is no surprise that the ACT Reading section can seem a bit daunting. But here is the simple, reassuring truth: it's not.

Make Colleges Say 'Yes' to Your Application

Chuck Cohn | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

College counselors share other, unexpected suggestions that may help you impress colleges and stand out from your competition.

Should You Retake the SAT/ACT?

Chuck Cohn | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

The decision to retake the SAT and/or the ACT is a significant one, and you must consider several questions in order to reach the conclusion that is correct for you.

6 College Admissions Myths: Busted

Chuck Cohn | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

The way in which universities admit students can seem like a bit of a mystery -- even after completing the process yourself. Misguided assumptions and well-circulated rumors litter mainstream thought. Don't allow yourself to fall for them!

5 Easy Ways To Improve Your SAT Score

| Posted 10.25.2013 | Teen

By Amanda Hancock When the ACT and the SAT roll around, it can seem like four years of club meetings, volunteering, school functions and exams all ...

Can You Pay Your Way To A Better Test Score?

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Marisa Cullnan and Emily...

Differences Between the SAT and ACT

Chuck Cohn | Posted 08.18.2013 | College
Chuck Cohn

For an applicant, both the ACT and the SAT can be daunting hills to climb, and for good reason! A great score on either of these standardized tests can mean significant scholarship money and admittance into top schools, not to mention a great feeling of satisfaction.

How to Prep for the ACT

Chuck Cohn | Posted 07.14.2013 | College
Chuck Cohn

Believed to be more closely aligned to traditional high school curricula and with a markedly lower emphasis on the high-level vocabulary the SAT is renowned for, the ACT is now accepted by all universities and preferred by many students.

The 'Gamification' Of SAT Prep

Posted 02.02.2012 | Home

When you're about ready to pull your hair out after hours of studying for SATs and writing essays -- you know, that point where you're not sure wheth...