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So… the ACT now has six sections?

Students who took the September 8th ACT were surprised to see an extra section. In addition to the usual English, Math, Reading, Science, and (optional) Writing, they were given a shorter, sixth section. Some students got another helping of math, some read an extra passage, and some confronted an unexpected dosage of science. This extra, […]

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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 […]