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Posts Tagged ‘ACT’


Test Stress Relief Tips for Students

  These days, a lot of kids feel pressured to perform academically. Getting into a good college generally requires superior high school grades, and that means passing tests. Even junior high schoolers and kids in lower grades can feel stressed about school, especially right before an important test. In the interest of calming pre-test jitters […]

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Parents Guide to the SAT and the ACT

Wouldn’t it be great to have all the test dates AND registration deadlines in one place, along with tips on how to support your high school student during testing season? Magoosh thought so too! They created the Parents Guide to SAT and ACT Testing. Below is an infographic with “everything you need to know about […]

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Scholarships and the ACT: How to Apply and What to Score

  For students who are juniors or seniors in high school, it’s time to start thinking about ACT scores and possible scholarships. How to Find and Apply For Scholarships While getting a top score on the ACT isn’t easy, it is simple. Or at least, the process for taking the ACT is simple compared to […]

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Are Standardized Tests Flawed?

  Colleges use these standardized tests to predict a student’s ability to perform well academically in college. But are the tests are flawed? Test prep tutors across the board are recommending students avoid the new SAT test. Their reasons: the test is untested and its impossible to predict a student’s success. One test prep tutor, Lauren Gaggioli […]

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Test Prep Week: The Best Test Prep Tips

  We’re going to close out Test Prep Week with some test prep tips. I’m certainly not a test prep expert, but I do know where to find the best test prep tips. The key to any standardized test is preparation. Add to that knowledge of how the test works and the formulas you should […]

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Test Prep Week: Should You Hire a Test Prep Tutor?

  In February and March, your college bound teen could be taking the ACT or the SAT. This week, I’m going to discuss test prep. First on the list–should you hire a test prep tutor? Is it worth the investment? Will it improve your student’s score? Is a tutor really necessary with all the free […]

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Dealing with SAT and ACT Anxiety

  When it comes to standardized testing, SAT and ACT anxiety is the elephant in the room. No matter how thoroughly you address the material, strategic, and timing-based demands of these exams, the potential for anxiety-induced problems remains. Many parents and students view testing anxiety as an “intangible” – an issue that can’t be addressed […]

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The Scoop on Test Optional Colleges

  I was having a discussion on Twitter last night with a mom about the SAT, ACT and test optional options. I am of the opinion that not taking the test is a bad idea, even if you are applying to test optional colleges. And I’m not the only one. Paul Hemphill of Planning for […]

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Test Precision: An App for Standardized Test Prep

  Test Precision is a new app for students preparing to take the ACT or the SAT. It helps students prepare for the test where they are: on their smartphones. As we all know, teens are quite addicted to their smartphones and making Test Precision a part of that existing routine and habit just makes […]

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Wednesday’s Parent: Surviving Standardized Tests

  Sign up for my FREE parent tips email and get my FREE Ebook on college financing! Wednesday’s child may be full of woe but Wednesday’s Parent can substitute action for anxiety. Each Wednesday Wendy and I will provide parent tips to get and keep your student on the college track. It’s never too late or too early to start! Wednesday’s Parent will give […]

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