SAT

Does College Major = IQ?

I stumbled upon a rather provocative article the other day: Your college major is a pretty good indication of how smart you are. Even before I read a word of it, I started thinking. As I’ve chronicled here before, I started out in Business Administration in college because, as an 18-year-old interested mainly in tennis ...

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Cheating on Standardized Tests

We’re hearing a lot these days about academic cheating, both on the high school and college level. Even the United States military academies have had more than their share of embarrassing scandals. The Ivy League has not been immune either. Harvard University has been plagued with cheaters. Of course, one of the most high-profile areas ...

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Where To Take SAT’s?

Question: Can I take the SAT at a different school than the one I attend? Yes, students commonly take the SAT or ACT at high schools other than their own and for many reasons. For instance, a high school may serve as a test center on some test dates but not others, or a test ...

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Are the ACT and SAT Viewed Equally?

Question: My daughter is preparing for college by studying for the ACT. Do top schools like the Ivy League or Stanford prefer the SAT over the ACT? Even though the school might say either one is OK, in your opinion does one or the other have more advantage? Back when “The Dean” applied to college, ...

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Will Sub-Par SAT’s Keep My Daughter out of Top-Choice Colleges?

Question: My daughter has a 3.81 GPA in all Honors courses, but after two attempts at the SAT, her best score is 1760. The schools she likes list avg. SAT scores of 1900 and up. Does she stand a chance with her scores? Most college admission officials are quick to insist that, “Course selection and ...

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The Subject Is Subject Tests

Are you familiar with Subject Tests? Some college-bound high school students and/or their parents misunderstand the SAT Subject Tests. Some think they are Advanced Placement tests. Others think they are just another version of the SAT.  Some high schoolers have never even heard of them. You may want to learn about them, particularly if you ...

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Up Your SAT Score

The SAT has ruled the roost for as long as most of us can remember. You either love it or hate it. Most hate it. Count me among that demographic. I used to do SAT prep. I started with my daughter and son and then branched out, including it as part of my comprehensive independent ...

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A College Prep Timetable

My comments today are primarily for parents, but any students out there are welcome to join the party. With all the issues surrounding the world of college admissions, parents who are concerned about providing the right “flight plan” for their children to prepare for college need an overall schedule. There is a preferred time to ...

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Is The SAT Coachable?

The SAT has ruled the roost for as long as most of us can remember. You either love it or hate it. Most hate it. Count me among that demographic. I used to do SAT prep. I started with my daughter and son and then branched out, including it as part of my comprehensive independent ...

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Parents: A College Prep Timetable

My comments today are primarily for parents, but any students out there are welcome to join the party. With all the issues surrounding the world of college admissions, parents who are concerned about providing the right “flight plan” for their children to prepare for college need an overall schedule. There is a preferred time to ...

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