Perfect Scores Don’t Guarantee You Anything

Did you know that Ivy League colleges (and many others) routinely REJECT students with perfect test scores? It happens more often than you think. Here's a quote from a New York Times article in 2007: Harvard turned down 1,100 student applicants with perfect 800 scores...

The ACT “Curve” Explained

Is the ACT graded on a curve? Many students and parents don't know much about how the ACT is scored. Is there a fixed number of questions you need to get right in order to get a certain score, or does that number of questions vary from test to test? Is a 31 on one...

Does Your ACT Essay Score Matter?

Your ACT Essay: Does It Matter? I've been a pro ACT prep tutor for years now, and I get all sorts of questions about the ACT Writing test (often called the "ACT Essay.") And, one of the most common questions I hear from parents and students is, "Does my ACT Essay...

Official SAT Practice Tests to Take at Home

Need More SAT Practice? Take an Official Practice Test When the SAT underwent an overhaul in 2016, many students and tutors became worried that the amount of available practice materials was too low. College Board released its official SAT Guide, which contained 4...

Apostrophes: What You Need to Know for SAT and ACT Grammar

Apostrophe Use and Misuse on the SAT and ACT The other day, I was stuck in traffic on Mopac, when to my horror, I glanced to my right to find a truck emblazoned with the following pronouncement: "We do window's, we do door's..." I felt embarrassed for the truck's...

Top Tips for College Interviews

Top Tips for College Interviews: How to Make a Great Impression Many colleges, including Ivy League colleges, require or recommend college interviews. Even if they don't require a college interview, taking the time to sit down with a representative from the college...

How to Become a National Merit Scholar in Texas

Want to Be a National Merit Scholar? Here's What You Need to Know. As if the SAT weren't enough, many students are prepping for the PSAT just as hard. Why? They're hoping to become National Merit Scholars. Not only does the distinction of National Merit Scholar look...

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