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Tips for Getting ACT Extended Time

Today’s article was submitted by Lisa Marker-Robbins. You’ve never finished a PSAT, Aspire or Pre-ACT test within the allotted time. Performing your best on the ACT is daunting task, because you most always require additional time at school. Quit stressing and apply for extended time on the ACT. You never know, you may just qualify and can relax a ...

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Concordance Abhorrence

What is a concordance? “A state in which things agree and do not conflict with each other” or “an alphabetical list of all of the words in a book or in a set of works written by an author.” In the case of the latest College Board/ETS SAT concordance table, it could mean “Your new ...

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The New SAT: What Test Takers Think

This past Saturday was the first official administration of the the College Board’s “new” SAT. If you are planning on taking the revised test but were hesitant to jump in without some kind of yardstick to measure its new nature, you may be interested to see what those who were intrepid enough to sit for ...

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Revamped SAT Worries Students

It’s nail-biting time for high school students. The redesigned SAT is about to deploy and that means dealing with change. Many students have gotten into a groove with the previous SAT format and their test prep methods have calmed and reassured them. Those days are gone. To say that this redesign has caused angst and ...

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Juniors: Current or New SAT?

Maybe you’re like me. Maybe you don’t like change. Once we get used to dealing with something, a sense of comfort emerges, no matter how small. Such it might be with the SAT. You should know by now that the SAT is changing with the March 2016 administration. March 2016 may seem like a long ...

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Standardized Testing for Juniors

Some issues bear repeating. I’ve addressed a sentient approach for high school juniors to deal with their standardized testing requirements before here. I think it’s time to bring that up again. There are many milestones during the college admissions process. One of the more important ones is the high school junior year, or “11th grade,” ...

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March 2016 SAT: Easier Or Harder?

If you’re a high school student planning to go to college, you probably know that the SAT is changing in March next year. If you’re the parent of a high schooler who’s planning to go to college, you may not know about the change. If you’re among the “I didn’t know that!” group, you’re first ...

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Summer Test Prep and the New 2016 ACT

Today’s article was submitted by Erica Cirino. June marks spring SAT season, a time when high school juniors across the country hunker down to take the classic SAT, SAT Subject Tests, or both. And, with the College Board widely announcing its plans to unveil a vastly revised SAT in 2016, this June marks the last ...

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Taking The SAT: How Many Times?

Ask a dozen college admissions counselors how many times you should take the SAT and you could get a dozen different answers. My favorite answer to that question is the always-maddening “It depends.” Beyond that, in general, I have more often than not advised my clients that a three-test maximum seems to work best. Obviously, ...

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College Admissions: URMs vs. Asians

In case you’re not up on college admissions lingo, the term “URM” stands for Under-Represented Minorities. Of course, when one considers the issue of URM admissions, one usually segues into the highly volatile realm of Affirmative Action (AA). The College Confidential discussion forum has a huge inventory of threads and highly heated discussions about AA. ...

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