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SAT Subject Tests in August - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Jul 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With the College Board’s new summer SAT test date (August 26th) comes an intriguing gambit for high school students who plan to apply to more competitive colleges (and even to those that may not be considered so competitive): taking up to three of the College Board’s 1-hour Subject Tests offered on that date.

Topics: Essays, College Admission, College Planning, Educational-Consulting, Subject Test

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Topics: Essays, College Admission, College Planning, Educational-Consulting, Subject Test

Comparing SAT’s and ACT’s new Essay Formats - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Mar 17, 2015 12:00:00 AM

 

In September this year, ACT will introduce its new essay format. Six months later, in March of 2016, the College Board will replace its current written essay with a new, optional essay.

Each testing company is migrating toward analysis and away from any possible free-form, even impressionistic renderings by students in their writing ― the College Board more so that ACT. Let’s look briefly at what we know right now.

Topics: Essays, ACT, SAT Test, ACT/SAT, Test-Prep

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Topics: Essays, ACT, SAT Test, ACT/SAT, Test-Prep

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

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