SAT / ACT Prep Online Guides and Tips

Is the SAT Hard? Expert Analysis of 8 Key Factors

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Sep 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

SAT General Info

A test that has so much influence over where you go to college is bound to be a bit scary, but how hard is the SAT, really? Despite its fearsome reputation, the test isn't as difficult as it seems at first glance.

Overcoming the difficulties presented by the SAT is a matter of spending enough time studying areas that are tough for you and practicing questions that you might find confusing at first glance. Whether or not you find the SAT hard initially, this article will give you the tools you need to surmount its challenges and come out on top.

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Ultimate Guide to Pre-Law: 13 Tips to Prepare for Law School

Posted by Justin Berkman | Sep 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

College Info

 

Do you want to be a lawyer? In the United States, you need to graduate from a 4-year college and then go to law school if you want to practice law.

What is the best way to prepare for law school? What should you be doing in your undergraduate years to make yourself the most competitive applicant? In this article, I'll tell you about the best pre-law majors and inform you about what you need to do to get into the law school of your dreams.

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Words in Context: Key SAT Reading and Writing Strategies

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Sep 16, 2016 8:00:00 PM

SAT Writing, SAT Reading

There are no more sentence completion questions on the SAT, so your vocabulary knowledge will be tested with questions that fall under the umbrella of the Words in Context subscore. In this article, I'll give you the inside scoop on what these questions are, what forms they might take in both the Reading and Writing sections, and which strategies work best for solving them accurately. 

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ACT Photo ID: 3 Requirements You Must Know

Posted by Justin Berkman | Sep 16, 2016 7:00:00 PM

ACT Logistics

 

The ACT has implemented a number of security measures to maintain the integrity of the exam. One such measure is requiring test takers to show a photo ID. If you don't have an appropriate ID with you on test day, you may not be allowed to take the ACT.

In this article, I'll detail all of the ACT photo ID requirements. What's an acceptable form of ID? What should you do if you don't have a photo ID? Read more to find out.

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What Are the Health Benefits of Fenugreek?

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Sep 3, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Fenugreek is truly a multi-purpose herb. People from Western Asia and the Mediterranean have used fenugreek for thousands of years to flavor food, improve health, and soothe skin maladies. In more recent years, fenugreek has gained global popularity as an herbal supplement with a variety of health benefits.

While fenugreek has many promising applications, not all of its uses have yet been backed up by rigorous scientific examination. This guide will tell you which of fenugreek’s health benefits are supported by evidence, and which ones remain more folklore than fact.

Read on to learn what fenugreek is, what it does in the body, and where you can buy fenugreek to try it for yourself.

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18 Awesome ACT Hacks to Help You Ace the Test

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Sep 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

SAT Strategies

Wouldn't it be great if there was a key that unlocked all the shortcuts to success on the ACT? Although that dream might be a little unrealistic, the advice in this article will give you the next best thing in the form of mini-strategies that will cut down on your stress levels and improve your scores.

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What Are the US Military Colleges? Should You Go?

Posted by Justin Berkman | Sep 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

College Info

For those students who aspire to get military training and earn a college degree, there are a number of colleges in the United States that are designed for you to pursue your military and educational goals simultaneously. There are three primary types of US military colleges: service academies, Senior Military Colleges, and Military Junior Colleges.

In this article, I'll thoroughly describe each type of military college and explain the differences between them. Furthermore, I'll help you determine which type of college may be best for you.

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7 Most Common Mistakes on ACT Math & How to Avoid Them

Posted by Dora Seigel | Sep 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

ACT Math

I've tutored many students on the ACT Math section, and they often found it frustrating. Some struggled because they considered themselves better English students and felt overwhelmed by the content and pacing of ACT Math. Others found that even though they considered themselves strong math students, they had a hard time getting the score they wanted in the ACT Math section. But all these students typically made the same types of mistakes. 

In this article, I’ll go over the seven most common mistakes students make on the ACT Math section and how to avoid them.

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How to Upload the Perfect SAT Picture: 10 Key Requirements

Posted by Justin Berkman | Sep 2, 2016 6:00:00 PM

SAT Logistics

 

If you're planning to take the SAT, you need to upload a photo of yourself when you register online. Do you know the photo requirements? Did you know that if your picture doesn't meet the SAT photo requirements, you may not be allowed to take the SAT on test day?

In this article, I'll thoroughly explain how to make sure that you use an appropriate SAT picture. Also, I'll let you know how to upload your photo, and finally, I'll give you some important tips to remember so you don't have any unforeseen issues test day.

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AP English Literature Multiple Choice: Complete Expert Guide

Posted by Ellen McCammon | Sep 2, 2016 5:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Does the thought of spending an hour answering multiple-choice questions on complex prose and poetry passages strike fear into your heart? The challenge of the AP Literature multiple-choice is enough to give even the most adept reader hives, but don't stress! This guide will serve as your complete roadmap to success on the AP English Literature and Composition multiple-choice section.

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11 Beautiful Blue Gemstones You Need to See

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Sep 2, 2016 4:19:00 PM

Out of all the rainbow of colors gemstones can come in, blue gemstones are the most popular. There are a huge variety of blue gems, from delicate pale aqua to richly saturated dark blue. Some stones are pure blue, while others include shades of violet, green, white, or gold.

This guide explores 11 of the most popular and beautiful gemstones. Each of these blue gemstones includes a chart with important characteristics, as well as average prices for each gemstone, how it is used in jewelry, and how it's unique from other blue gemstones.

If you are interested in purchasing a blue gemstone or jewelry that includes a blue gemstone but aren't sure which type of stone to buy, our guide will help you easily compare different blue stones. At the end of this guide, there is also a section on how to choose the best blue gemstone for you.

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11 Rose Color Meanings to Help You Pick the Perfect Bouquet

Posted by Ellen McCammon | Sep 1, 2016 1:19:00 PM

A red rose is a pretty universal symbol of love and passion. So universal, in fact, that the price of red roses can increase by 200% around Valentine’s Day in some regions! However, all colors of roses have their own unique symbolic meanings—not just red roses. The symbolic meanings of other rose colors just aren’t quite as well-known.

In this article, we’ll briefly go over the concept of rose color symbolism. Then we’ll break down the meaning of different rose colors (including favorites like yellow, pink, and white roses) and provide appropriate occasions for each color. We’ll also discuss the symbolism of different numbers of roses and provide some insight into rose cost. All this will help you to choose the most appropriate roses for any given occasion!

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What Is Pozole? How to Make Delicious Mexican Corn Soup

Posted by Justin Berkman | Aug 30, 2016 2:27:00 PM

Have you heard people discuss the deliciousness of pozole and you were confused because you didn't know what they were talking about? Have you eaten pozole, and now you need to know how to make it?

Well, you're in luck. I'm going to educate you on all things pozole. By the end of this article, you'll know about the origins of pozole, how it's made, and you'll be able to prepare all the major types of this traditional Mexican stew.

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How to Ace the ACT: 6 Top Tips for Success

Posted by Justin Berkman | Aug 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

ACT Strategies

Getting a stellar ACT score isn't easy. You'll have to put in sufficient study time, and you'll have to employ effective study strategies. So what should you be doing to reach the top ACT score of your dreams?

In this article, I'll explain exactly how to ace the ACT from the methods you need to use in your test prep to the best test-taking tips to maximize your score.

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What's the Best Foreign Language to Learn in High School?

Posted by Vero Lecocq | Aug 27, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Coursework/GPA

 Most students are faced at some point with deciding which foreign language to pursue. Some high schools offer many options while some offer only a few. Whatever the situation at your particular high school, the decision can feel very weighty: you're going to commit years of your life to learning a new form of communication, after all.

In this article, we'll explain how to determine the best foreign language to learn for you, such as your motivation and goals, along with some basic information on a few of the more common languages to learn.

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