How much weight does the SAT and ACT carry?

How much weight does the SAT and ACT carry?

The question I am asked most often by parents and students is how heavily weighted test scores are in the college admissions process.  There are so many myths and mixed messages swirling around these days that aren’t in line with reality, so I thought I’d try to...
The Importance of Active Review for PSAT / SAT

The Importance of Active Review for PSAT / SAT

Post by Jean Haskins When preparing for your PSAT/SAT, you end up answering lots of practice PSAT/SAT questions. You’ll be answering questions in class, answering questions in SARA, answering questions for homework, and answering questions on practice tests. But what...
Test Optional Universities

Test Optional Universities

Post by Jean Haskins It seems like every day, we hear about another college or university going “test optional”.  When we first started hearing about it, we honestly didn’t think much of it. It wasn’t until we heard about the University of Chicago, currently ranked #6...
How I Increased my ACT Score By 10 Points

How I Increased my ACT Score By 10 Points

Photo by Juan Martin Abreu-Melon How to recognize your strengths and weaknesses: After having scored my first practice test on the ACT fear started to kick in. I was at a 21 and I needed to drastically improve my test taking habits in order to get into good schools. I...
Five Ways to Combat Anxiety During a Test

Five Ways to Combat Anxiety During a Test

Post by Sneha Chaturvedi The American Test Anxieties Association reports that about 16% of students struggle with test anxiety, especially when taking a long test like the SAT or ACT. While effectively prepping for your test will help you feel as comfortable as...