Mental Math Tricks for the SAT and ACT

Mental Math Tricks for the SAT and ACT Math Sections Everyone knows the SAT and ACT are timed tests, and time is of the essence as you make your way through the ACT's Section 2: Math or the SAT's Section 3: No-Calculator Math (which is only 25 minutes!) and Section 4:...

SAT Writing and Language Major Topic Review

SAT Writing and Language: Major Topics Tested and How to Tackle Them So you’re looking to improve your SAT verbal score? You probably already know that the verbal portion of the SAT is scored out of 800 possible points and includes Section 1 and 2 of the SAT, which...

SAT Reading Daily Practice

SAT Difficult Reading Workout   Having been an SAT prep tutor for several years and worked with hundreds of students, one thing I’ve noticed is that students’ Writing and Language scores are often easier to improve than their Reading scores. This is because the...

Jobs for English Majors

Jobs for English Majors   Many students love to read, write, and think, and those that do often find themselves debating on whether or not to major in English. One consideration any potential English major is likely to make is whether or not studying English in...

Tips for Living with Roommates in College

Tips for Living with Roommates in College   For many students, attending college is not only the first time they’ve lived away from home—it’s also the first time they’ve have to live with a roommate. Freshman dorms can be tiny, and living with a total stranger might...

Unweighted vs. Weighted GPA: What’s the Difference?

Weighted vs. Unweighted GPA: What’s the Difference?   If you’re a high school student, chances are you’ve heard the term “GPA” before. It stands for “grade-point average,” and like its name suggests, it’s an average of how well you’re performing in all of your classes...

What to Bring (and What NOT to Bring) to the ACT

Test Day Checklist   You’ve done your ACT prep lessons, looked over your homework, drilled yourself on grammar rules and mathematical formulas and concepts, and now you’re finally ready to take the ACT. Have you checked to make sure you have everything ready for test...

SAT Test Day Checklist: What to Bring

What to Bring to the SAT on Test Day Are you ready for test day? You’ve done hours and hours of SAT prep, tons of homework, have revisited, reviewed, and redone past missed problems, drilled yourself on important rules, concepts, and formulas, and now it’s time to...

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