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Trouble at the Top

Is this the end of the SAT and ACT essays? On June 1, Yale announced it was dropping the requirement that students submit an essay score from the SAT or the ACT. Now, everyone in the college admissions world is asking, “Why?” Well, one reason is obvious: Harvard did it first. These two schools have […]

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Review of ACT Academy

ACT has just released ACT Academy, which is designed to help students “master the skills they need to improve their ACT scores.” But it is actually helpful? Let’s break it down. First, the SAT and the ACT have quite the reputation. There is a pretty sizeable, and not completely unfounded, belief that these standardized tests […]

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5 Tips for Multiple-Choice Math Tests

With May and June SAT and ACT test dates just around the corner, we thought we’d share some quick, last-minute test-taking tips to incorporate into your study routine! While the focus here is on math-based tests (incl. SAT Subject Tests in Math 1 and 2), these general concepts can easily be applied to multiple-choice tests […]