Can you think of the last time someone you know showed up to take a road test without any previous time behind the wheel? Have you ever heard of a coach who liked to enter the season without any team practice just to get a baseline for performance? Would you pay for–or even attend–a concert
What do we want? Super high test scores! When do we want them? Now! Of course, we all want not just our highest test scores but the highest test scores. And, obviously, we want them in the shortest time possible. But how much improvement is really possible in just a handful of weeks? A student
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
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
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.
Standardized tests like the SAT and ACT would be a whole lot easier if we were allowed to bring them home to take at our leisure. Unfortunately, these anxiety-provoking exams are defined in part by their stringent time limits. The minutes allotted per section often seem insufficient compared to the number and complexity of questions