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Taking it up a notch

Get free live instruction for the SAT and ACT. Take advantage of the next few weeks to get a head start on the June tests.
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8 steps to preparing for the SAT or for the ACT

Students face two huge obstacles as they get ready for the SAT or ACT. The toughest is finding the time. They're busy and their schedules are extremely full already. Blocking out an hour or two a day to focus on a test that won't have an immediate…

About the ACT’s BIG announcement

In the excitement of how wonderful the ACT was being for students, a couple of points got glossed over, and they're particularly problematic.

5 steps to creating your test prep plan

While it might be difficult to come up with the exact plan for everyone, I have been able to develop a plan that works for most students. It also gives them a framework to build their own plan around.

Making a test prep plan

You need to allow yourself 6-9 weeks ahead of a test date to do focused preparation, whatever that’s going to look like for you.

Picking the right test dates

You don't have to take every test until you get the score you're looking for. With a little planning, you can cut the tests down to 2, and maybe even just 1.

How to figure out which test is right for you

The old wisdom used to be that you should register to take each test once then compare your scores on focus on that test. In some ways, the old wisdom still works except now you don’t have to wait until an official test date.

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