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ACT vs. SAT: Should You Prep for Both?

May 07, 2012 By: Category: College entrance exams, Get into College No Comments →

It’s ironic that the ACT (American College Testing) exam was created back in 1959 by a group of educators who hoped that it would replace the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) because it would be better.  But like a lot of things intended to make life better for students, the test actually made things a bit worse, because now most students take both tests and submit the results of the one that makes them look stronger.

Actually, taking both tests just to see how well you do is not a bad strategy. But when you look at the ACT vs. SAT question, you discover that you really could be likely to score better on one test than on the other. Each test favors certain types of test-takers and here’s a quick rundown of how the tests differ:


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Debunking the SAT Test: Which Test Prep Methods Are a Waste of Time

December 14, 2011 By: Category: College entrance exams, Get into College 1 Comment →

It’s just minutes before your SAT test is about to begin. You’re nervous. You’re anxious. “Will my test preparation methods pay off?” “Will my scores be high enough to be accepted to my first college choice?” Those feelings are standard for any student, but some new studies explain why some SAT test prep methods might be outdated. The study calls for students to step up their test prep game and here are just a few ways to do it. (more…)

ACT vs SAT: The Right Test for YOU

June 10, 2011 By: Category: College entrance exams, Get into College 1 Comment →

As a general rule, universities will accept either of these exams, but how do you know which test is best for you? (more…)

5 Tips to Improve Your SAT Score

May 17, 2011 By: Category: College entrance exams, Get into College 1 Comment →

Today we have a guest post from Jennifer Cohen, President and Chief Word-Nerd at Word-Nerd.com SAT Vocabulary Prep.

If you’re reading this, you already know you need to boost your SAT score.  Maybe you’ve taken it once, and for round two — you know you need to step it up.  You’ve probably already done some prep and learned some tricks of the trade.  So let’s focus on the big picture and get those scores as high as possible!

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SAT vs. ACT: How to Prepare No Matter Which Exam You Take

April 13, 2011 By: Category: Admissions insider, College entrance exams, Get into College No Comments →

Today we have a guest post from Donna Zilkha, director of college admissions at Aristotle Circle. Aristotle Circle matches parents and students to experts with current insight and inside knowledge of college admissions.

There’s no doubt that a good score on your SAT or ACT will help you get into college and secure scholarships. Due to the importance of your performance on these tests, it’s critical that you prepare as much as possible. Here are some tips to improve your chances of doing well:

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