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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 »

SAT Test-Taking Tips

The SAT is a beatable test! Remember, you are in control.  Rely on the tips below to help you reach your testing potential!  More tips available at www.wilsonprep.com General Tips Chop away This is a multiple choice test.  You won’t always be able to immediately pick out the correct answer.  However, you should be able… Read more »

Predictive Value? The PSAT and SAT

The PSAT is a milestone exam for most high school juniors (and some sophomores!). Colleges DO NOT receive PSAT score reports.  Unless a student is competing for the National Merit Scholarship, in many ways, the PSAT is STRICTLY PRACTICE.   However, it does have some predictive value – but take this with a  grain of salt…. Read more »

Surviving the Chaos: Organizing Junior Year

Junior year seems like an amassment of exams, assessments, try-outs and performances. Unless your mind works like a day-planner, it’s easy to run into scheduling conflicts. You MUST develop a gameplan early in the season of junior year. August and early September are the times to map out big exams, sport seasons and family vacations… Read more »

Five College Essay MUSTS

The college essay is your chance to shine! You are more than a GPA, an SAT score or a class ranking. Showcase your personality – tell colleges who you are, beyond the numbers. 1. Include a “Me-Moment” An essay is like a photograph in many ways: the goal is to capture an image that portrays you… Read more »

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