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SAT vs. ACT: Which Exam Is “Better?”

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 08, 2018 @ 01:36 PM

Many Families Believe Colleges Prefer One Exam Over Another

A common question that families consider when their college-bound students are preparing for the SAT or ACT is “which test is better?” Or “are the ACT and SAT considered equally in the application review process?” There’s been a long-held myth that one test is favored over the other, however, that’s simply not the case.

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ACT Changes for International Students

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 @ 01:48 PM

Here's What International Students Taking the ACT Can Expect in 2018

The ACT is shaking things up this year for international test-takers. Starting in September 2018, the ACT is transitioning to computer-based testing for all international students, meaning students will need to take their entire examination on the computer (unless the student has approved accommodations that approve them for paper testing).

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What Students Need to Know About Superscoring

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 06, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Here Is The IvyWise Guide To Superscoring With Instructions On How To Send SAT And ACT Score Reports

A question we often receive is “what is superscoring?” College-bound students are often confused about what it means to superscore, which colleges do it, and how it impacts submitting their SAT or ACT scores. But we’re here to help! Here’s what students need to know about the logistics of superscoring and how it may improve your score profile when applying to college.

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Your Guide to the July ACT: What Parents and Students Need to Know

By IvyWise on Mon, May 21, 2018 @ 12:20 PM

The New Summer Test Date Can Help Rising Seniors Finish Their Testing Before The School Year

Juniors: Still need to take the ACT but worried you’re running out of time? Fear not! You now have more chances than ever to wrap up your test prep before senior year, even with the school year coming to a close. This year will mark the first administration of the July ACT, which will be held on July 14.

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SAT vs. ACT: Taking Accommodations Into Consideration When Beginning Your Test Prep

By IvyWise on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

For Students Requiring Testing Accommodations It’s Important To Consider Your Options Along With Your Test Prep Plan

According to The College Board, nearly 160,000 requests for testing accommodations were made in 2015-16. For students with learning disabilities or differences (LDs), deciding which college entrance exam – the SAT or the ACT – is the best fit for their needs can be extra challenging as they must navigate additional considerations, like applying to accommodations. While one test isn’t preferable over the other for every LD – everyone is an individual – there are some elements that make one test for preferable over another depending on students’ needs and available accommodations.

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SAT and ACT Prep: How Many Practice Tests Should I Take?

By Taylor, IvyWise Tutoring Coordinator on Mon, Mar 05, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Take Multiple SAT and ACT Practice Tests As Part of Your  Test Prep Plan

Practice tests are an integral part of any test prep program, especially when you’re preparing for the SAT or ACT. Regardless of the test you plan to take, practice exams give you an opportunity to challenge your skills and gauge your progress.

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Test Prep 101: Common ACT Math Mistakes

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 08, 2018 @ 01:02 PM

Improve Your Performance on the ACT Math Section By Avoiding These Common Mistakes

By: Priyam, IvyWise Master Tutor

The spring semester is a big test prep season, and for a lot of students, the math section of either the ACT or SAT can be challenging – and often the difference between their goal scores or slightly missing the mark. There are a number of mistakes that students make on the ACT Math section that can be avoided with proper test prep and guidance.

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Test Prep FAQ: Can You Reschedule Your SAT or ACT?

By IvyWise on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 @ 01:53 PM

Consider Rescheduling Your SAT or ACT Exam Date If Appropriate

By Taylor, IvyWise Tutoring Coordinator

The most important rule of test prep: Don’t sit for the SAT or ACT if you’re not ready. During the spring semester, students dedicate a significant amount of time preparing for a slew of exams ranging from AP exams and finals to the SAT or ACT and SAT Subject Tests. Many students may have a test prep plan in place already, but plans can change and that’s okay! Rescheduling your test date is an option, but how do you know if you should?

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Taking SAT and ACT Practice Tests at Home: Setting Up a Successful Environment

By IvyWise on Fri, Jan 05, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Full-Length SAT and ACT Practice Tests Are a Key Component of Any Test Prep Plan

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

The spring semester is a big test prep time for college bound students, as many juniors will be taking the SAT or ACT in the coming months. Taking practice tests is an essential part of the test preparation process because the best way to prep for the SAT or ACT is to actually take them! But it’s not enough to take practice tests. Students also need to simulate the test day environment as best as they can.

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Test Prep 101: Guide to the ACT Math Section

By IvyWise on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 @ 03:03 PM

Here’s What Students Need to Know About the ACT Math 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 Math section is a great entry point for students in order to understand how the ACT is organized as well as the test’s key differences from the SAT.

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