Change, according to Barack Obama, is never easy, but always possible. When it comes to changing the location where you take your official SAT or ACT, our estimable ex-President is only half right. ACT, Inc. makes changing your test center a relatively simple process: Log in to your ACT web account and select “Make changes
It’s funny how much we can learn about school and testing by looking at sports. After all, where else do we glorify clutch performance over competitors after an enduring commitment to incremental improvement through sustained practice? As parents and teachers, considering sports helps us recognize that every athlete has the opportunity to start at one
In a world of uncertainty and subjectivity, one objective, undeniable truth stands out: better takes practice. What athlete or artist would deny this? Yet, we sometimes hesitate to apply obvious lessons to stressful situations. How else to explain how many students take important and challenging tests like the SAT and ACT with no preparation whatsoever?
We all know how influential the SAT & ACT are in college admissions. However, not everyone realizes that the big tests also play a role in college athletics. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) oversees the Division I, II, and III sports with the philosophy that graduating from college is as important an achievement as
Successfully preparing for the SAT or ACT, or just about any test for that matter, requires integrating a wide variety of information. Not only do you have to master concepts in multiple disciplines—from fractional algebra to the correct use of punctuation—your best score will come when you can match these concepts with an array of
Americans love aspirational brands, the ones that inspire us to dig deeper than we ever thought possible to break the barriers that constrain us from our best–the best–performance humanly possible. And messages like these, along with the Olympian ambitions they ignite, deserve praise for portraying in poetic, primal fashion the commitment, focus, and sacrifice required