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Which SAT Test Date Means Higher Scores?
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Which SAT Test Date Means Higher Scores?

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Which SAT exam sets the curve for the year? Someone told me that my daughter should take the December SAT and not take …

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Applying to College With ADHD

My daughter, a rising senior, has just been diagnosed with ADHD. She has taken the SAT three times before this diagnosis, with sc…

Where To Take SAT's?
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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 schoo…

7 Last-Minute Things You Should Do the Week Before the SAT/ACT
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7 Last-Minute Things You Should Do the Week Before the SAT/ACT

After all that studying and stressing, the time has come to finally take the SAT or ACT. You're not done yet, though. With just a…

Do I Need to Send Official SAT and AP Score Reports?
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Do I Need to Send Official SAT and AP Score Reports?

Can you explain self-reporting test scores to me? I am putting all my SAT and AP scores into Common App but now I am not sure if …

How to Earn a Top Analysis Score on the SAT Essay
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How to Earn a Top Analysis Score on the SAT Essay

The second of the three scores given on the SAT Essay is Analysis (if you haven't yet, check out our advice on nailing the Readin…

How to Earn a Top Reading Score on the SAT Essay
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How to Earn a Top Reading Score on the SAT Essay

There are three scores that you'll receive on the SAT Essay, each evaluating a different skill. While Analysis and Writing may se…

COVID-19 Derails Standardized Testing
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COVID-19 Derails Standardized Testing

The effects of the pandemic this fall have worsened since spring and summer. The fallout has been increasingly hard on the standa…

Dealing With and Defeating Synonym Questions on the SAT and ACT
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Dealing With and Defeating Synonym Questions on the SAT and ACT

The SAT Writing & Language and the ACT English sections test vocabulary in almost exactly the same way: With questions that ask y…

Messy Modifiers: Finding and Correcting Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
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Messy Modifiers: Finding and Correcting Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

Modifiers aren't just grammatical tools: they're useful ones. (See what I did there?) That's because they not only help with emph…

All About the SAT Optional Essay
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All About the SAT Optional Essay

In addition to the four required SAT sections (Reading, Writing and Language, Math (No Calculator) and Math (Calculator)), you ha…

3+ Ways to Study Vocabulary for the SAT, ACT and Beyond
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