The ACT “Curve” Explained

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...
Top Tips for College Interviews

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...
SAT and ACT Math: System of Equations

SAT and ACT Math: System of Equations

How to Solve a System of Equations On both the SAT and ACT, you can bet that you’ll be required to solve a system of equations at least once. Probably more than once, if we’re being honest. Yet many students struggle with this task, which is actually very...
SAT Math Practice: Imaginary Numbers

SAT Math Practice: Imaginary Numbers

Imaginary Numbers on the SAT SAT math has never been easy–in fact, it’s developed a relationship for being quite tricky. One of the most common reactions I get when showing students how to solve a tricky SAT problem is “We never learned that in...