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Test Prep 101: Guide to the SAT Writing Section

By IvyWise on Tue, Mar 07, 2017 @ 01:13 PM

Here’s What Students Need to Know About the SAT Writing Section 

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

Understanding test content, formatting, and changes are important when preparing for the SAT – especially the writing section. There have been a number of changes to the SAT writing section since the launch of the new exam in 2016, and IvyWise is here to help students better understand how to master this portion of the SAT.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Feb. 27 - March 3

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 03, 2017 @ 11:03 AM

SAT and ACT Changes for 2017-18, IvyWise Class of 2017 Early Admission Results

It’s March, and we’re quickly approaching regular decision release dates for the class of 2021! While college bound high school seniors are focused on their final semester and preparing for admission decisions, high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors need to be preparing for their own college admissions journey – including staying up-to-date on the latest college admissions news and trends.

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SAT and ACT Announce Changes for 2017-18 Testing Season

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 12:48 PM

SAT to Limit International Test Dates, ACT Adding July Administration

Last year saw some big changes for the SAT, and now both the College Board, which administers the SAT, and the ACT have announced changes for the 2017-18 testing season, including tighter security, new test dates, and more.

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Test Prep 101: Guide to the SAT Reading Section

By IvyWise on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 11:21 AM

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

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

We’re almost a year removed from The College Board’s rollout of the 2016 SAT test redesign, so students and parents by now have a better sense of the test’s layout—that the reading section, for example, contains 52 questions and is timed to 65 minutes. There are however a couple of major conceptual changes in the SAT reading section that will be helpful for how students and parents approach preparing for the test.

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SAT and ACT Score Release Dates

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Here’s When SAT and ACT Scores Come Out


For students applying to college, learning ACT or SAT scores is a big milestone in the admissions journey, and can heavily impact their college prep strategy going forward. If you’re taking the SAT or ACT this academic year, make sure you know when SAT and ACT scores are available and how that factors into your college prep timeline.

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SAT and ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

By IvyWise on Wed, Nov 16, 2016 @ 11:05 AM

Here’s When You Can Take the SAT and ACT


Taking the SAT or ACT is a big element of the college admissions journey for many students, and it’s important for students and parents to know when the exams are offered, when to register, and how much it costs.

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Should You Take SAT Subject Tests?

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 19, 2016 @ 10:26 AM

Know the Pros and Cons Before Taking SAT Subject Tests


Fall is a busy testing season for high school students, and even more so for seniors applying to college. In addition to the ACT or SAT, some students also choose to take SAT Subject Tests as part of their admissions testing. But is it right for you?

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Oct. 10-14

By IvyWise on Fri, Oct 14, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Some Early App Deadlines Extended, Students Prepare for the PSAT


We’re halfway through October and early application deadlines are right around the corner! For students applying to college this fall, now is the time to get on track and stay informed on the latest college admissions news and developments.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Sept. 26-30

By IvyWise on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 @ 11:50 AM

WSJ Debuts New College Rankings List, Kaplan Releases New Survey of College Admission Officers


College is on the brain as we transition into October, and closer to early application deadlines, SAT and ACT test dates, and other fall admissions milestones. Stay on track by keeping up with the latest college admissions developments.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Aug. 22-26

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 10:43 AM

Some Colleges Drop SAT Subject Test Requirements, More Students Taking the ACT


Back-to-school season is in full swing, and we’re here to help college bound students start their fall off right by bringing them the latest college admissions and higher education news that they need to know.

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