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Christine Sarikas

Christine graduated from Michigan State University with degrees in Environmental Biology and Geography and received her Master's from Duke University. In high school she scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT and was named a National Merit Finalist. She has taught English and biology in several countries.

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ACT Test Dates 2021-2022

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 16, 2021 3:00:00 PM

ACT General Info

Here at PrepScholar, we understand how important it is to pick the right ACT test date. Choose a date that's too early and you won't have enough time to study. However, choose a date that's too late and you may not be able to retake the exam, if needed, or get your scores to colleges by their deadlines. 

To help make choosing the best ACT test date easier, we constantly review data to keep you up-to-date on new ACT testing dates. When you know future ACT registration and exam dates, you can stay organized so you can focus on studying for the test with less stress.

In this article, we go over the confirmed ACT test dates for 2021-2022 and explain the steps to take to pick the best ACT test date for you.

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Upcoming ACT Test Dates 2022-2023

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 8, 2021 2:00:00 PM

ACT General Info

Future ACT dates are only officially confirmed about a year or year and a half in advance. However, here at PrepScholar we've researched patterns from previous testing years to predict future ACT test dates and help you plan your exam schedule. Having an idea of when future ACT test dates will be can help you organize your schedule and know when to register and begin studying for the test.

In this article, we discuss the anticipated ACT test dates for 2022-2023 and explain how you can use them to be well-prepared for the date you decide is best for you.

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The Best AP Environmental Science Review Guide

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 4, 2021 7:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Knowing how to review for an AP exam can be challenging, and, based on average exam scores, it appears that many students who take AP Environmental Science don't adequately prepare for the final test.

Fortunately, if you're not sure where to start, this guide will walk you through the complete AP Environmental Science review process. We'll start by going over the format of the AP exam and what it covers, including sample questions. We'll then move on to useful review strategies and the plan you should follow in order to get prepared for the exam.

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The Complete Guide to AP Environmental Science FRQs

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 4, 2021 9:43:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP Environmental Science is one of the most popular AP classes, but it also has one of the lowest average scores among test takers. In fact, more than half the students who take the APES exam don't pass it. Oftentimes, the hardest part of this test is the free-response section, which students struggle with because they aren't sure what to expect or what information graders are looking for.

Fortunately, this guide can help! We'll go over each type of AP Environmental Science FRQ, give sample problems and explanations, and offer tips to help you get your best score.

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The 11 Best Computer Science Competitions for Teens

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 27, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Are you a coder or computer science lover and want to show off your skills? Computer science competitions are a great way to do that! We've gathered information on 11 of the best computer science and coding competitions high school students can participate in. Look over the descriptions that seem most interesting to you, then keep reading to learn everything you need to do to make participating in these competitions stand out on your college applications.

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The 11 Best High School Science Competitions

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 27, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Extracurriculars

Love science and want to show off your skills? High school science competitions are a great way to do that! But which competitions will impress colleges the most? We've gathered information on 11 of the best science competitions for high school students. Look over the descriptions that seem most interesting to you, then keep reading to learn everything you need to do to make them stand out on your college applications.

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How to Set Up Solitaire With Cards: 5 Variations

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 16, 2021 1:00:00 PM

General Education

Solitaire is a favorite game for anyone with access to a computer or a phone and a few minutes to spare. It's one of the most popular one person card games around! But long before electronic versions were invented, solitaire was played with cards, and it's still possible to play the game in the original old school way. But what if you're not sure how to set up solitaire with cards? We're here to help!

Read this guide to learn:

  • How to set up solitaire with cards
  • How do you play solitaire
  • How many rows in solitaire you need to set up the game
  • How to set up other popular versions of solitaire
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What Subjects Are on the SAT?

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 14, 2021 9:00:00 AM

SAT General Info

Are you taking the SAT soon or beginning your preparations but aren't sure what's on the test? You may know that there's math calculations and some passages to read, but what subjects are on the SAT, exactly?

In this guide, we'll break down the subjects you need to know to do well on each section of the SAT. We'll end with tips you should follow when studying for the SAT.

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SSAT Test Dates: Complete Guide to Choosing (2021, 2022)

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 12, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Other High School

When are the upcoming SSAT test dates? How often is this test administered? Students hoping to attend private schools often need to take the SSAT, and since this test is only given a few times a year, it's important to know the upcoming SSAT test dates so you can register early enough to ensure you get a spot.

In this guide, we provide you with a chart of the upcoming SSAT test dates, which makes it easy to see when you can take the test and when you need to register for it. We also give tips on test fees, explain what to expect on test day, and offer advice on when you should take the SSAT.

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Is the ACT Required for College?

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 25, 2021 1:00:00 PM

ACT Logistics, ACT Strategies

If you're planning on going to college, is the ACT required? The rise of different university testing policies has made the question more complicated to answer in recent years. Read this article to learn if the ACT is required for college, what different college testing policies mean, and why your ACT scores--even for colleges that don't require them--can still be the factor that gets you accepted.

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Do You Have to Take the ACT?

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 20, 2021 12:00:00 PM

ACT Strategies, College Admissions

For many high school students, taking standardized tests has been one of the key requirements of applying to colleges. However, with the rise of test-optional schools and other ways of evaluating college applicants, do you have to take the ACT? This guide will answer that question by explaining circumstances when the ACT is required, why fewer students need to take the ACT these days, and how you can decide what to do. By the end of this guide, you'll be able to know for sure whether or not you should take the ACT.

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BA Degree: What Is It? Should You Get One?

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 22, 2021 1:00:00 PM

College Info

What is a BA degree? You've probably heard of this degree, but what does it stand for, and how does a BA degree differ from other types of college degrees you can get? In this guide, we explain the BA degree meaning, what subjects and skills BA students learn in college, popular BA degrees to get, how this degree type differs from other degrees like BS and BFA, and how you can decide if a BA degree is the best choice for you.

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DNA vs RNA: 5 Key Differences

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 19, 2021 2:00:00 PM

General Education

What is the difference between DNA and RNA? DNA and RNA are both types of nucleic acids, which are molecules that contain sets of instructions for cells to make genetic information and proteins. However, there are significant differences between the two of them. This guide will compare and contrast DNA and RNA in terms of structure, function, location, and more. After we give overviews of both DNA and RNA, there's a chart that allows you to easily see each key difference between DNA and RNA.

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The Best Earth Science Regents Review Guide for 2021

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 11, 2021 1:00:00 PM

General Education

The next Earth Science Regents exams will be held on Thursday, June 24th, 2021, at 9:15AM. Will you be prepared? In this guide, we explain everything you need to know about the Earth Science Regents exam, from what format the test will follow to which topics it'll cover. We also include official sample questions of every question type you'll see on this exam and break down exactly what your answers to each of them should include.

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6 Simple Steps to Sending Your TOEFL Scores to Schools

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 8, 2021 3:06:00 PM

TOEFL

Have you taken the TOEFL or will be taking it soon and aren't sure how to send your scores to schools? It's important to understand the process of sending TOEFL score reports to make sure your scores are properly sent and received in time.

Read this guide to learn exactly how to send TOEFL scores to schools as well as all the information you need to know about costs, how long it takes for schools to receive your scores, and final tips for sending TOEFL score reports.

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