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Quicksand and the SAT (or ACT) - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Feb 21, 2014 2:11:00 PM

Quicksand lurks on what seems like solid ground across which we absolutely must travel to get where we want to go. That’s the background scene that defines the landscape for many students who face the SAT or ACT. They struggle with so many aspects of the test, and the more they struggle, the quicker and deeper they sink. All avoidable.
There was a time many decades ago when TV Westerns had the obligatory quicksand pit. Some good guy would save another good guy – or even save a bad guy – from getting sucked into oblivion. Why get sunk by the SAT? With the right attitude, preparation, and poise, you can leverage the SAT or ACT into an experience that serves you in more ways than you think.

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Topics: Test-Prep, Private-School, Educational-Consulting

Math Requirements - Bright Futures Scholarship - Score At The Top - Florida

Last Updated on Sep 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM

In order to receive Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) and Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) awards, Florida Statutes require that a student pass four college preparatory math credits at the Algebra I level and above:

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Topics: Tutoring, College Planning, Educational-Consulting

The SAT Essay - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Jun 4, 2009 12:00:00 AM

One of the greatest nightmares in a young student’s life is writing an essay that some adult is going to read with a critical eye. No matter how much pumping up a teacher or tutor may do, the high schooler fidgets and stares, eyes glazed over at the thought of committing ideas to paper. It’s as though, upon the student’s completion of the writing task, the hand of Adult-dom will descend from above, index finger menacingly pointing to the poor writer, and from deep inside the cloud of knowledge will come the booming “You FOOL! That’s so immature!”

Topics: Essays, Tutoring, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: Essays, Tutoring, Educational-Consulting

Test Prep, to What End? - Score At The Top

Last Updated on May 20, 2009 12:00:00 AM

According to an article in the May 20, 2009 edition of Inside Higher Ed, more than one third of colleges said that an increase of 20 points on the math SAT or 10 points on critical reading would “significantly improve a student’s likelihood of admission.” The impact of such gains rises as the total SAT score goes up and at more selective colleges.

Topics: Test-Prep, Tutoring, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: Test-Prep, Tutoring, Educational-Consulting

Summertime is the perfect season for improving your SAT results

Last Updated on May 20, 2009 12:00:00 AM

At Score at the Top, students supported by our tutors typically see score gains of 150 points. Your plan of action? Which of these sounds like you:

Topics: Tutoring, College Planning, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: Tutoring, College Planning, Educational-Consulting

SATT Featured in the Sun Sentinel - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Feb 27, 2009 12:00:00 AM

Helping students reach new heights
By Cindy Kent
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Topics: Tutoring, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: Tutoring, Educational-Consulting

SAT “Score Choice” - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Jan 9, 2009 12:00:00 AM

Although the College Board announced a “score choice” policy this past June that would allow students who are currently juniors or younger to determine which sets of scores to share with colleges, the policy has stirred much controversy among colleges and the College Board appears to be sending a somewhat different message to colleges. It is possible that a college will ask students to send ALL their scores rather than selected scores.

Topics: Tutoring, Educational-Consulting

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The Economic Value of Test Prep - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Oct 2, 2008 12:00:00 AM

As families face tough economic decisions, they sacrifice their children’s exta-curricular and enrichment programs. Elite athletic travel teams are forced to fold as once-popular tournaments shrink in number or disappear. That trend is mirrored in academic areas. Test preparation for college entrance (SAT/ACT) and AP exams falls to the wayside, too. Yet few families realize the long-term financial repercussions that such decisions about exams can have.

Topics: College Admission, Tutoring, Educational-Consulting, Investment

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Topics: College Admission, Tutoring, Educational-Consulting, Investment

Facing Up to FaceBook - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Sep 26, 2008 12:00:00 AM

Why would anyone want to climb a high peak? The famous rejoinder, of course, has long been, “Because it’s there!” Moving right along, people from all walks of life ask a similar question regarding MySpace and FaceBook: Why publish items of sometimes keen personal interest for all the world to see? Answer: because it’s there. And, by the way, we’re deep in the throes of the Information(-glut) Age.

Topics: Tutoring, Private-School, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: Tutoring, Private-School, Educational-Consulting

Blame it on the SAT! - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Sep 22, 2008 12:00:00 AM

Do you wonder why Florida seniors often have trouble getting into their first-choice colleges? Blame it on the SAT!

Topics: Tutoring, Educational-Consulting

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