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The New SAT – Why High Schools Shouldn’t Even Pay Attention

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How should the recently announced changes to the SAT impact high schools?

Changes to the SAT… Much Ado About Nothing

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The College Board made headlines yesterday by announcing major changes to the SAT. Who cares? For the most part, preparation for the test will remain the same. Students will still need to focus on building core math, reading, and writing skills. Students will still need to put in a significant amount of time and practice to score their best since repetition and familiarity with the test questions will remain the key. The College Board is making these changes to become more like the ACT because the ACT has been eating the SAT’s lunch for years now. More students take the ACT every year than the SAT. That news comes as a shock in places like New York and California where the SAT was always the predominant test. The College Board is trying to stop the bleeding and keep the SAT relevant. 

Breakdown of the Very First Question of the December 2013 ACT

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Here is the very first question of the December 2013 ACT. So predictable. So easy to teach. So easy to learn. But if you haven’t practiced or been shown what to look for, the question can be tricky.

One Key ACT English Concept That Will Earn You Easy Points

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I am a 37 year old tutor who has been helping students prepare for the ACT for the last 15 years.

5 Education Tech Trends to Watch

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It’s no secret that students like learning in more technological ways. Traditional classroom teaching and lectures are going out the door to make room for things like computer courses and educational video games. Even studying can be done on smartphones now.

3 Things You’ll Love About Online Test Prep

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s nearly impossible to get away from all the pink and red. Everyone’s talking about their special someone or how much they love their friends and family.

What to Expect from the ACT and SAT in 2015

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You might be thinking that it’s too early to start thinking about the ACT and SAT in 2015. After all, the 2013-2014 school year isn’t even done yet! 

How to Use an ACT Study Guide

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When you pick up an ACT study guide from the library or bookstore, or start searching for one online, you’re quickly going to find huge amounts of information at your fingertips. While this is incredibly useful to help you study (you’ll have everything you need to know), how are you supposed to keep track of all the information in front of you?

How Did the Class of 2013 Do on the ACT?

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Now that the class of 2013 has graduated (and we’re already looking at the class of 2014 for this spring), it’s important to take a look back on how these students did on the ACT so future students know what they’re up against.

Essential Math Review for SAT and ACT

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The spring and summer sessions for the SAT and ACT are right around the corner, and even though it doesn’t feel like it now, they’re going to come up faster than you realize.

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