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How to Use Your ACT Vocab to Impress Your Family Over the Holidays

Posted on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 under Holidays, Testing

family gathered around for a holiday dinner

Since we’re in a festive spirit, we pulled eight common ACT vocabulary words and gave them a holiday spin.

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7 Fail-Safe Study Strategies for a Successful Finals Week

Posted on Friday, December 1st, 2017 under Academics, Testing

college students study in the campus library

There are so many proactive things you can do to keep your mind focused and your studying productive. Just take your time, review smart, and don’t put your health on the line!

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Studying and Coffee: Will it Help Your Grades Improve?

Posted on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 under Academics, Testing

girl ordering coffee at a student cafe

Will drinking coffee help you study better and ultimately lead to better grades? Here are some ways coffee can affect the body while you are studying as well as additional strategies to help you study better and get better grades.

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Prepping for the IELTS with Paper

Posted on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 under Academics, International Students, Testing

girl taking a practice IETLS test with pen and paper

The IELTS is not a computer-based test, which means one of the best ways to prep for it is the practice writing on paper.

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Practice Makes Perfect: Tips for Improving Your IELTS Score

Posted on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 under Applying to College, International Students, Testing

two English language learners in a library

Whether starting a new job, enrolling in an academic program, or relocating to a new country, your reason for taking the IELTS exam can serve as great motivation. And while the the IELTS exam is intensive, there are plenty of ways you can boost your IELTS scores to pass the test with flying colors.

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9 ACT Tips for Test Day

Posted on Monday, May 15th, 2017 under High School, Testing

ACT test taking classroom

After all this time, ACT test day is finally looming. Here are some tips to make sure it goes as smoothly as you hope.

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Easy & Effective Study Habits to Take to College

Posted on Monday, April 10th, 2017 under Blog, High School, Starting College, Testing

stack of textbooks on stairs

As your last day of high school approaches, you’re likely thinking a lot about the challenges that will come with college. Though you can look forward to many exciting changes, one thing that will remain the same is the need to have good study habits if you want to get good grades.

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5 Ways to Be a Better Studier Before Finals

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 under Academics, College Classes, Testing

tiles spelling out the word study on a desk covered in text books

Final exams carry a lot of weight, and often have a significant impact on your grade, making this time of year stressful for many students. The best way to reduce this stress? Set yourself up for success by becoming a better studier—that means making a schedule, finding others to study with and more.

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5 Study Tips to Help You Prep for AP Tests

Posted on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 under Applying to College, Blog, High School, Testing

student highlighting notes

If you’re taking one or more AP classes in high school, you might already be starting to get apprehensive about upcoming test dates in May. With an academic year’s worth of material to review and memorize, the idea of studying for AP tests can often be overwhelming! So how can you relieve your worries and get the grades you want?

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3 Ways to Stay Awake in Class, Naturally

Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2016 under Blog, Holidays, Testing

student drinking a smoothie

The holidays are almost here, and at a time when everyone else is focused on decorating and shopping, college students across the country are gearing up for final exams. If you’re already getting tired of coffee, you’ll be glad to know there are other, more natural energy boosters out there.

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The Importance of Official SAT & ACT Practice Materials

Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2016 under Applying to College, High School, Testing

prepping with offical act and sat practice materials

The difference between official questions and non-official questions might not be that obvious to someone without much training. However, no matter who you are, you will benefit from using official material.

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5 Great Things About the New SAT

Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2016 under Applying to College, Current Events, Testing

taking the new SAT

With the new SAT just debuted, many are anxious about the changes. But there is a lot of good news about the test. In fact, after reading this you might want to sign up for the next available test, rather than wait and fret.

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Why You Should Take an AP Test in High School

Posted on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 under Academics, High School, Testing

benefits of AP tests

If you are thinking of taking an AP test or two during high school, you are not alone. More students than ever are choosing to take AP classes and exams to get college credit while still in high school.

There are a few reasons for this increasingly common trend.

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How to Start Studying for the TOEFL

Posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 under International Students, Testing

studying for the TOEFL

Studying for the TOEFL is a big deal. Really mastering those test skills and language skills takes time and work. The good news is that starting to study for the TOEFL doesn’t have to be hard. There are a few simple steps you can take to start your TOEFL studies. And once you get started, it should be easy to continue.

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SAT & ACT Optional Colleges and Universities

Posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, Testing

High school testing

Not a great standardized test taker? That’s okay – more than 850 US colleges have SAT and ACT optional policies, including many well-known schools across the country. But watch out — if you don’t meet certain criteria, you may have to take one of the tests anyway.

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