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Posts Tagged ‘SAT’


Your SAT Score Can Help Win Scholarships

  Working hard in school can help you land great scholarships that will help you with the cost of going to school. Scholarships are a much better alternative to student loans because you don’t have to pay them back. How well you do in school can have an impact on the amount of scholarship money […]

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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: Questions About the New SAT

  If you have a college-bound teen, test prep is at the front of you mind. And with it, comes the new (and improved—according to the College Board) SAT. Most test prep experts are hesitant about the new test, taking a “wait and see” attitude. Others are recommending students take the ACT instead, reducing the […]

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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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When Should Your Child Take the SAT?

  Today’s Guest Post is from Shaan Patel, found of 2400 Expert This is perhaps the most common question we get asked at 2400 Expert. Parents always want to know when the “best” time to take the SAT is. First, let’s discuss what your high school counselor will probably tell your child. Traditionally, counselors advise […]

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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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‘Twas the Night Before the SATs

  It’s the night before Christmas and all through your house you’re putting college prep and studying for the SAT aside and enjoying the holiday. The Night Before Christmas is a classic story we have all read to our kids throughout the years, but here’s a twist from Dr. Nancy Berk, author of College Bound […]

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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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