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Test Prep 101: Guide to the ACT Science Section

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 @ 03:02 PM

Here’s What Students Need to Know About the ACT Science Section

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

If you’re preparing to take the ACT this fall, it’s important to understand the exam’s content, format, and test-taking strategies in order to maximize your performance on test day. The ACT Science section has long been a source of worry for many students who do not consider themselves strong in the sciences – including those who are deciding which test to take. The ACT’s distinct ‘Science’ section is, after all, the most obvious difference between the ACT and SAT exams. So what can students expect on this portion of the ACT?

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Test Prep 101: SAT and ACT Diagnostics

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 10:20 AM

Students Should Take a Full-Length Diagnostic of Both the SAT and ACT

By Megan, IvyWise Tutoring Manager

With application season upon us, it’s time for sophomores and juniors to begin preparing for and taking standardized tests. The first step to preparing for the SAT or ACT is to decide which test is the best fit for your skills and abilities. While there are countless articles comparing the SAT and ACT and why you should take a certain exam, in reality the tests are incredibly similar. Ultimately, there is no clear sign of which test to prepare for without taking diagnostics of each exam.

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SAT Calculator Hacks From An Expert Tutor

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 07, 2017 @ 02:29 PM

Tips and Free Tools For Students Using Calculators On the SAT

By Priyam, IvyWise Master Tutor

It’s SAT and ACT season for college bound students, and many will go into these tests with a calculator in-hand. Make sure you know how – and when – to use it.

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Innovative Free Apps To Help You Step Up Your SAT and ACT Vocabulary

By IvyWise on Fri, Sep 01, 2017 @ 10:44 AM

Utilize Free Resoures To Supplement Your Test Prep

By Megan, IvyWise Tutoring Manager

Expanding your vocabulary is important in high school, especially when preparing for the SAT or ACT, as they both have sections that will test your reading skills and your knowledge of certain words and their definitions. There are a number of free apps that students can use to enhance their vocabulary and make the most of their test prep.

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Juniors: 4 Tips to Help You Plan College Visits This Fall

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

College Visits Are a Big Part of Your College List Research

Junior year is a big college prep year, and one of the most important things that juniors will do this fall is visit colleges and universities as part of their college list research.

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How Many Times Should I Take the SAT or ACT?

By IvyWise on Mon, Aug 21, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Students Should Avoid Taking College Entrance Exams Too Many Times

Junior year is a big testing year for college bound students, and as they prepare for the SAT or ACT many students might not be taking the test for the first time. It’s not uncommon for students to take the SAT or ACT multiple times, but how many times is too many?

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3 Tips to Help You Build Your Balanced College List

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Research Is Key To Creating a Balanced List of Colleges To Apply To

The college admission season is here, but where are you applying? Students should start researching colleges and building a balanced college list junior year, and continue to refine their list throughout the school year.

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When Should You Take SAT Subject Tests?

By IvyWise on Mon, Aug 14, 2017 @ 09:30 AM

SAT Subject Tests Are Sometimes an Application Requirement But They Can Also Help You Boost Your Applicant Profile

By Megan, IvyWise Tutoring Manager

The school year is coming, what does that mean? Students will begin thinking about (or stressing about) when they should take their college placement exams. While students usually have a reasonable handle on when to take the SAT or ACT, there seems to be confusion if you should take SAT Subject Tests and when.

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Test Prep 101: Guide to the ACT Reading Section

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

Here’s What Students Need to Know About the ACT Reading Section

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

If you’re preparing for the ACT with the goal of raising your score on the ACT Reading section, it’s important to know what’s new and how to approach the passages and questions in this section of the exam.

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3 Pieces of College Admissions Advice for the Class of 2018

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 09, 2017 @ 12:33 PM

“Don’t Be Afraid to Be Yourself. Colleges Want a Person Not a Paper.”

The college admissions process is officially underway for the high school class of 2018, with the Common Application now open and the new school year just around the corner. Applying to college can be a stressful and intimidating process, but there are simple steps that rising high school seniors can take to make the most of their admissions journey.

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