Category Archives: High School

How I Saved a Student 20+ Hours of Work with a 5 Minute Phone Call

There are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation out there about college applications and the SAT/ACT. I hear a lot of “I read this on the internet” or “My neighbor told me a story about her friend’s daughter” and on … Continue reading

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How Many Times Can I Take the SAT? (and Other FAQ’s)

Now is the time of year that we’re getting a lot of questions from students and parents on the SAT and ACT. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. How many times can I take the … Continue reading

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Eliminate Negative Self Talk

The expression is you are what you eat, but I would say you are what you think holds as much truth. The idea of mindfulness and the power of thought have been everywhere lately—see here, here, and here. One of … Continue reading

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5 Minutes Remaining…What Now?

For most students, the challenge of the ACT is time management more than the content of the questions. It’s a fast-paced test and difficult to address all of the questions in the allotted time. Try using a few of these … Continue reading

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Regroup for More Success and Less Stress This School Year

As winter drags on and first semester is behind us, it’s easy to lose that motivation that you started the year with. It’s around this time that we start to see a breakdown in the homework routine leading to overwhelmed … Continue reading

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Part 2, Class of 2017: Should I Take The Current or Redesigned SAT?

In Part 1, Should I Take The Current or Redesigned SAT, we provided helpful tips to understand the difference between the current and redesigned SAT as well as ACT test to benefit the Class of 2017. Part 2 will detail … Continue reading

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Class of 2017: Should I Take The Current or Redesigned SAT?

This is one of the most common questions that we are getting from parents of students in the class of 2017. During junior year, the SAT will be changing in March. As of now, most colleges and universities are planning … Continue reading

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Should I Submit SAT scores, ACT scores, Both or Neither?

We have talked about the differences between the SAT and ACT.  More recently, we also talked about when to take the SAT or ACT. Another common question that we are asked by students and parents is whether colleges prefer one … Continue reading

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When Should I Prepare for and Take the SAT or ACT? Part II

In the last blog, we talked about questions to consider when planning your SAT and ACT test dates and preparation for those tests during junior and senior year.  You can check out those questions here.  Now that you know what … Continue reading

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When Should I Prepare For and Take the SAT or ACT? Part I

One common question that I talk with students and parents about is regarding the schedule of tests and test prep for the ACT or SAT. There are many factors to consider and it can vary based on the student’s starting … Continue reading

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