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How to Curate Your College List?
25 February, 2021
By Franca Rawitz One of the first steps on the college journey is drafting a preliminary list of colleges to explore. The earlier students begin thinking about schools, the easier it is to shape schools’ selection over time. The college list is like a piece of art—a work in progress— continuously modified as the artist (that is, you, the student) develops a stronger sense of what the finished piece should look like. While some college counselors may help students draft their preliminary lists
How Do I Determine If I Should Take the ACT or the SAT?
19 February, 2021
"Should my child take the SAT or the ACT?” It’s a question that tends to cause both students AND parents lots of stress and worry. The good news is, there are some great ways to try to answer this question. Read our tips below!
How to Prepare for the SAT or ACT
18 February, 2021
When to register? Which test should you take? What to do? Read our tips on taking the most important tests for college admissions!
Why Good Grades Don’t Always Match Good Test Scores
21 January, 2021
Grades and test scores do not always agree; generally speaking, school grades usually reflect better performance and higher achievement than test scores. Still, when it comes to admissions decisions, test score certainly play a role.
Why Good Grades Don’t Always Match Good Test Scores
16 November, 2020
Often, grades are not the best predictors of standardized test scores. How can this be? Shouldn't good grades mean good test scores?
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