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A Critical Key to Boosting PSAT/SAT or ACT Scores: More Sleep

Posted by Julia Wasson

Sep 23, 2014 8:11:00 AM

Did you know that teenagers should be getting at least nine hours of sleep a night in order to function at their mental and physical best?

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Topics: college entrance exams, test prep

PSAT/SAT Test Prep Tips for Critical Reading, Writing, and Math

Posted by Julia Wasson

Sep 16, 2014 10:43:00 AM

The SAT test is a college entrance exam that allows students to show schools what they know and how well they apply their knowledge in three main subject areas: critical reading, math, and writing. The PSAT test is also known as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT also assesses students’ skills in these same academic areas.

High school juniors must take the PSAT in the fall in order to qualify for the National Merit scholarships as well as to practice for the SAT. The PSAT lasts 2 hours and 10 minutes; it does not include an essay.

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Topics: SAT test, college entrance exams, test prep

Essential ACT Subject-Review Strategies for Each Section of the Test

Posted by Julia Wasson

Sep 9, 2014 7:32:00 AM

As your child begins preparing for the ACT test, it’s important that he or she is aware of the strategies necessary to conquer the subject of each subtest. That’s why ACT subtest review is necessary to help your child feel more at ease and in control on the big day.

The following is a subtest strategy breakdown to jumpstart your student’s ACT review:

ACT Subtest Review: English

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Topics: studying for the ACT, ACT test, college entrance exams

College Test Prep: How Nutrition Affects Studying for the SAT and ACT

Posted by Julia Wasson

Sep 2, 2014 9:05:00 AM

Any student looking for college test prep strategies to improve his or her scores on the ACT or SAT test should place importance on nutrition and diet.
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Topics: college entrance exams, test prep, preparing for college

5 Test Prep Tips for Building a Commanding College Vocabulary

Posted by Julia Wasson

Aug 26, 2014 6:00:00 AM

A top complaint of college professors is that students’ writing skills often lack the level of sophistication that common college vocabulary requires.

Improving writing skills is only one advantage of having an expansive college vocabulary. Studies show that a strong vocabulary is linked to better comprehension of the college curriculum as well as educational — and career — success. Having a robust college vocabulary has been shown to be important to future success.

“English vocabulary level has been shown to be strongly related to educational success. In addition, it is related to the level of occupation attained. It is highly correlated with measures of reading ability and intelligence.”

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Topics: college entrance exams, test prep

College Entrance Exams: The Top 5 Benefits Of Summer Test Prep

Posted by Julia Wasson

Aug 5, 2014 1:42:00 PM

Students should look upon summer as a time to take a break and have some uninterrupted fun. Although summer vacation is winding down in some parts of the country, there’s still time to take advantage of this break from school to get a head start on college test prep.

While your student may see the prospect of test prep as a major summer bummer, it’s going to help alleviate a lot of stress and anxiety when college entrance exams do approach.

The following five benefits of summer college test prep illustrate how and why getting a head start is incredibly helpful for your child:

1. Students have free time and fewer scheduled activities in the summer.


Would your child rather prepare for his college entrance exams when he has some free time, or when he is stressed out with his school-year workload? Summertime test prep ensures he is able to focus without the distraction of schoolwork.

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Topics: college entrance exams, test prep

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