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The Brain-a-Thon: Training for a 4-Hour Exam

The SAT and ACT require hours of straight thinking.  And, just as hours of anything can be, it’s exhausting.  Therefore, you need to train your brain. Training for the SAT/ACT thinking-marathon is like training for any marathon. Start small. Try taking timed sections in pieces.  Do 30 minutes here, 30 minutes there.  Eventually, do an… Read more »

Get In Shape for Test Day

Test days are stressful – they cause anxiety, breakouts, and stomach cramps. But they don’t have to.  Learn to relax and channel your nervous energy in productive ways so that you can arrive to the exam confident and in control. First, start eating properly a week before the test. By properly we mean lots of… Read more »

Score Choice Ambivalence

Score Choice – the option of reporting only the scores of tests you choose to colleges – isn’t as black and white as it once was.  If you’re taking the SAT or ACT early as a “practice run”, make sure you know the nitty-gritty of the score reporting policy. Things were simpler last year.  The… Read more »

Aligning Numbers: SAT-ACT Score Conversion

College-bound juniors are presented with two options in the way of standardized testing: the SAT and ACT.  The tests are different on a variety of levels – including scoring. SAT Scoring: Students receive a base score of 200 points in each section, and then additional points for each correctly answered question.  Incorrect answers result in… Read more »

"De-stress" Before a Test: Steps to Testing Zen

Test days are stressful – they cause anxiety, breakouts, and stomach cramps. But they don’t have to.  Learn to relax and channel your nervous energy in productive ways so that you can arrive to the exam confident and in control. First, start eating properly a week before the test. By properly we mean lots of… Read more »

The ACT – An "Alternate College Admissions Test"

The ACT is another standardized testing option for college-bound students.  All colleges will accept ACT score in lieu of SAT scores. Once again – all colleges will accept ACT scores in lieu of SAT scores! The ACT is an Iowa-based exam with as much history as the Princeton-based SAT.  Those of us on the East… Read more »

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