SAT vs ACT: Which One Should I Take?
09 November, 2020
People have started choosing the SAT or ACT based on strategy and information. Leading us to the question: How do you determine which test is the best fit for you? The best way to determine which test is best for a given student is to have the student take both tests or a diagnostic assessment.
Halloween Edition: Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler
30 October, 2020
Happy Halloween! Here are two terrifying questions inspired by recent tests, a blood-curdling ACT and a spine-chilling SAT. Try them only if you dare. [quiz-cat id=”7229″]
Applying for Accommodations on the SAT/ACT
28 September, 2020
One of the challenges of the junior year in high school for many parents is getting clearance for their children to receive extended time or other accommodations on the PSAT, SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, or the AP Exams (Advanced Placement exams).
4 Tips to Ease Test Anxiety
08 September, 2020
Test anxiety is a type of performance anxiety. It can affect us at any age, but children in elementary school are especially likely to be anxious about test-taking. Many students experience negative thoughts and fear of failure associated with test-taking. Here are 4 tips to help ease test anxiety.
5 Things You Should be Doing the Week Before the Big Test
04 September, 2020
You spend months preparing for the SAT or ACT. You take endless practice tests, expand your vocabulary, brush up on your math, and generally pour countless hours (often in a class or with a tutor) into getting ready for the test. With all that time and energy spent, you want to do everything you can the week before the test to make sure you’re firing on all cylinders on the big day. So here’s a list of things you can do the week before the test to make sure you’re ready to go as test day approa
Tips For Writing A Strong Personal Statement
24 August, 2020
The personal statement allows schools to do a holistic review of your application, enabling them to see the full picture of who you are. It is your one chance on your application, along with any supplemental essays, to come alive off the page and show your personality.
5 Ways High Schoolers Can Prepare For College Applications
17 August, 2020
Most schools across the United States have closed their doors for the past few weeks. Despite the school closures, students should still be spending their time productively. Here are five ways high school students can prepare for college applications right now. 1. Create A College List It’s not too early to start building a college list. Organize the school name, average stats of the applicants (SAT/ACT scores, GPA, average acceptance rates, etc.) in an Excel spreadsheet, and compare it to your
What COVID-19 Means For Your SAT/ACT Prep
13 April, 2020
Note: This advice is presented in mid-April 2019 and is subject to change as policies change. Check back for updated advice, and feel free to reach out to us for up-to-date guidance. Since mid-March, when COVID-19 altered the patterns of our lives, many students and parents have reached out to ask what they should do about SAT or ACT prep in social isolation or even under quarantine. And when the March 14 SAT and April 4 ACT dates were canceled, many students in the high school Class of 2021 we
Issue 21: Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler?
15 February, 2020
As President’s Day approaches, it’s a perfect time to do some SAT and ACT questions on the apostrophe. If you’re not sure what exactly the proper spelling of the February holiday is, or have no idea how to use an apostrophe, here’s a lesson from our 2019 blog [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2019/02/15/presidents-day-vs-presidents-day-a-brief-and-timely-lesson-on-the-apostrophe/] .Settle down with a box of Valentine’s Day chocolates, and do your best. [quiz-cat id=”7424″]
Balancing Homework and After-School Sports
06 January, 2020
Most afternoons my children come home from school with their backpacks loaded with homework assignments. They both play multiple sports, and it’s always an ongoing struggle to find a way to balance homework and after-school sports before bedtime. More often than not, it’s a losing battle. As a result, the kids are up late into the night, trying to finish those last math equations or study their spelling words. In the morning they wake up tired, only to start the cycle all over again. Many Kids
College Planning Timeline for High School Students
02 January, 2020
For tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of seniors applying to college this year, the admissions process will be one of the most grueling and stressful experiences they’ve had in their lives. If you’re a student or a parent of a student who’s just starting high school, however, we’ve got good news: you can avoid nearly all of the stress of the application process by planning for success early on. In fact, if you stick to our timeline, we guarantee that aiming high over the next four years, and i
Four Things Students Should Do If They Are Deferred From Their Dream University
13 December, 2019
College admissions early decisions are starting to come out, and some students might get an unexpected answer back: a deferral. A deferral is similar to the limbo of college admissions—you aren’t quite into the university, but you aren’t rejected yet either. When the university defers you, it means that the school sees potential in your application, but the admissions officers want to evaluate your application again during the regular decision cycle. If you do get deferred, here are four steps