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
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
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
High stakes standardized tests induce stress in most people. They always have (particularly among the unprepared) and likely always will. One eternally effective way to deal with anxiety and uncertainty is through humor, which creates a distance between the sufferer and the stressful situation. In 2017, most people seem to respond to both profound trauma
We often hear from parents (and sometimes even students) wondering what can be done ahead of time to prepare for the SAT & ACT. In these cases, “ahead of time” is measured not in months but in years. Since preparation and planning go hand in hand, such early ambition deserves praise along with prudent advice.