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General Advice for Students About the SAT and ACT

When Should I Take (or Retake) My Test?

If you're thinking about taking (or retaking) the SAT, ACT, GRE, or another standardized test, don't just pick a date out of thin air and head off to the testing center. There's strategy involved in determining the best time to test. The following tips should help you make an informed decision. more ...

Beat Test Stress

You're in the middle of a test. Your heart is pounding... your breath is quick and shallow. As sweat beads on your forehead, panic begins to drift in. What's going on? more ...

Just Starting Out: Test Prep Advice

Your test is looming on the horizon and you need to prepare. Whatever you choose, do something! Almost anyone can improve test scores, but it takes work. more ...

Does Vocabulary Matter? Yes!

Your ability to mimic Webster's Dictionary isn't evaluated by most standardized exams, so you won't be expected to provide definitions for difficult words. However, your vocabulary will come in handy for the many indirect and hidden vocabulary questions you 'll encounter in most of these tests. more ...

Master Standardized Tests

The months preceding college or grad school might sometimes seem like they're filled with one test after another...PSAT, ACT, SAT, GRE...

The subject matter might be different for each of them, but there are some general strategies that can help you conquer any one of them. more ...

The SAT: What's What?

Wondering what's up with the SAT? Read on and find out! more ...

You Received Your SAT Scores...Now What?

Unlike high school, you don't "pass" or "fail" the SAT. That doesn't mean you don't have to study! The reason you take the SAT is to expand your education and career options. more ...

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