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

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...

SAT Test Day Checklist: What to Bring

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...

Running out of Time on SAT Math? Advice and Strategy

Running out of Time on SAT Math? Advice and Strategy

One of the most frequent complaints I get from students about the SAT’s math sections — both the No Calculator and Calculator sections — is that they have difficulty finishing the section. “I’m running out of time!” they say, exasperated. This article aims to offer...

SAT Reading Tip: Synonyms Point to the Correct Answer

SAT Reading Tip: Synonyms Point to the Correct Answer

Are You Falling for This Common SAT Reading Trick?   Having scored a perfect 800 on SAT Reading and perfect 5s on the English Language and Literature AP tests, I know my way around passage-based reading exams for high school students. During several years’ time...

Taking a Gap Year: Pros and Cons

Taking a Gap Year: Pros and Cons

Should You Take a Gap Year Before College? Weigh the Pros and Cons   These days, it seems more and more high school students are entertaining the notion of taking a “gap year” after they graduate high school before attending college. Students who express interest...

Does Anyone Even Read Your College Application?

Does Anyone Even Read Your College Application?

Who actually reads your college application?   If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re either a high school student preparing for the SAT, ACT, and college admissions, or the parent of a high school student gearing up for college applications. It’s a...

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