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Digital SAT: What You Need to Know digital sat sat

As technology continues to shape our educational landscape, the College Board has announced a significant update to the SAT. Enter the Digital SAT, a revamped version of the traditional exam that brings the test-taking experience into the digital age, while maintaining the integrity and rigor of...

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The New Digital SAT: Does it Apply to My College Applications? sat

Gone are the days when the SAT required students to go into a school, sit at a desk with dividers up from one student to the next, and hours taking a written test. Starting in 2023 for international students and in 2024 for Americans, the SAT will turn into a digital SAT.

 

If you want to...

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Prepping for Spring SATs/ACTs act examination preparing for the sat sat

Although many colleges remain test optional, there are good reasons to prep for and take the SAT or ACT. Most students feel some anxiety about taking college entrance exams. A good test prep course or working one-on-one with a tutor can help alleviate some of this anxiety by allowing students to...

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Colleges Are No Longer Requiring SAT or ACT Scores: What This Means For You act college examination sat

At one time, the SAT and ACT served as a rite of passage, and it was known that students needed to excel on these exams if they wanted to get into any of the best schools. Considered an excellent leveling analysis, the Scholastic Aptitude Test and American College Testing exams served as great...

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What is College Admissions? act applying to college college acceptance college admissions college application plans fafsa sat

If you are considering going to college you have probably heard the term “college admissions”, but do you really know what is all included in college admissions? The college admissions process begins earlier than you might think - in freshman year of high school - and continues all...

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The New SAT—Shorter and Online college board preparing for the sat sat test prep

As has been widely publicized of late, the College Board has announced some exciting updates to their standardized tests. The key parts of these changes include:

• Testing will be completed online

• Tests will last 2 hours, not 3

• Calculator allowed on all math questions

Factors...

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SAT and ACT ePrep - 5 Things You Need to Know to Prepare for Your Tests act eprep preparing for the sat sat

Do you study better from a digital device than you do from paper? If so, ACT eprep or online SAT prep classes may be the right study solution for you! As you prepare for college, the SAT and ACT tests are instrumental in your college admissions process. Here are five things to know to help you...

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Why So Many Questions..... act preact psat sat test registration

So Many Questions… 

Have you signed up to take the SAT yet?  Or maybe you’ve already taken the PSAT? Did you notice that there are questions about your grades, your interests, your intended college major, etc. in the registration?  What’s up with all those...

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SAT Subject Tests Questions and Answers sat sat subject based test

SAT Subject tests are based on curriculum you have in class.  It’s an opportunity to demonstrate your mastery of a particular subject.  According to the College Board, 

“The SAT Subject Tests offer you an additional opportunity to show colleges what you know and what...

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Seven Tips for Acing the SAT preparing for the sat sat test day checklist
  1. Test Day Checklist. Get a good night’s sleep before the test. Be sure you arrive at the SAT prepared with the right tools. See TEST DAY CHECKLIST. Be sure to bring a protein snack, a watch, and an approved calculator.
  2. Consider Using Score Choice. Consider...
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When Should You Take the SAT or ACT? act act in the spring freshman juniors sat sophomores testing schedule

When should you take the SAT or the ACT?  Identify which statement below applies to you to help determine the best timing for the test.  

Juniors

Using the test dates for your personality type, plan your testing schedule for the next year.

Sophomores and Freshman

You will have the...

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Do I Need to Take the SAT Essay or ACT Writing Section? act act writing sat sat writing

The essay portion of the SAT and the Writing section of the ACT are both optional.  At press time, according to the Princeton Review, only 15 colleges require the SAT Essay and only 17 colleges require the ACT Writing section.  Just a note – ALL of the University of...

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