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What Does An August SAT Date Mean For Students?

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 25, 2016 @ 01:05 PM

For The First Time In Decades The SAT Will Be Offered In The Late Summer

 

The new SAT is debuting this March, but another big change for the test is on the horizon – the College Board recently revealed that, starting in 2017, students will have the option to take the SAT in August. With the addition of a test date also comes the removal of one – the College Board will also eliminate the January test starting in 2018.

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Still Holding Out for the SAT? Why Juniors Should Prep for the January Exam

By Sarah, IvyWise Tutoring Manager on Thu, Dec 10, 2015 @ 12:42 PM

The January 2016 SAT Is the Last Administration of the Exam in its Current Form

By Sarah, IvyWise Tutoring Manager

The changes coming to the SAT in March 2016 have left many high school juniors confused about their options and the best approach for tests and test prep. For months, we’ve urged the Class of 2017 to opt for the ACT next spring in order to avoid any uncertainties regarding implementation and scoring that come along with this major overhaul. While we still stand behind the advice for all juniors to prep for the ACT, we realize there are still some that can’t get past the urban myths that ‘some schools prefer SAT’ or ‘the SAT is more coachable than the ACT.’ So for those doubters – with one big caveat – there is still the option to take the SAT in its current format with just one more offering in January 2016.

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What to Do If You Took the Problematic June 6 SAT

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 02:32 PM

Students Have Until Sept. 3 to Register For a Fee Waiver For the October Test

After addressing an error on the June 6 SAT last week and announcing that two sections of the test will not be scored, The College Board said this week that students who took the exam will be able to take the October SAT for free.
 

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Test Prep Tips for June ACT and SAT

By IvyWise on Wed, May 13, 2015 @ 12:44 PM

Here's What to Do In Order To Be Successful on June Standardized Tests

As the school year comes to a close, many students look forward to taking a much-needed break from studying and exams. However, for students taking the June ACT or SAT, the end of the school year can be an unwelcome event, as the culmination of the semester leaves them little time to prepare for these important tests. For some, the stress of end-of-year exams, AP and IB tests, and other final projects can force students to put off their test prep for the June ACT or SAT – leaving them unprepared come test-day.
 

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Superscoring for the ACT

By IvyWise on Mon, Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:45 AM

Schools That Superscore the ACT

With back to school comes more college preparation, and the fall is a very popular time for students to take the SAT and ACT.  

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Researchers Find Mindful Meditation May Increase Test Scores

By Becca Huntting on Mon, Apr 08, 2013 @ 02:53 PM

Mindful Meditation Helping Students Focus, Test Better

In addition to decreasing stress and increasing focus, new research from the University of California-Santa Barbara suggests that mindful meditation may also help students increase test scores and retain information better.  

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Test Optional Colleges

By IvyWise on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 @ 04:47 PM

Some Students Opt Out of Standardized Tests When Applying to Colleges

Standardized testing is one part of the admissions preparation process that students find to be particularly daunting. The SAT and ACT require a considerable amount of preparation time, and while a goal score is achievable through tutoring, practice tests, and a well crafted test strategy, some students find these exams wear heavily on their minds.  

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Last Minute ACT/SAT Test Prep Tips

By IvyWise on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 @ 04:09 PM

Test Prep Tips the Day Before and On Test Day!

The ACT is tomorrow! For those of you who have your pencils sharpened and ready to go for Saturday morning, here are a few last minute tips to help you make sure you’re 100% ready for test day!

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Staying Up Late to Study Hurts Students More Than It Helps

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 05, 2012 @ 05:41 PM

Losing Z's to Get A's is Not The Most Effective Way to Study

School is back in session! And the new school year is kicking off with the first ACT testing of the fall this Saturday, Sept. 8. 

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Test Prep: AP Exams

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, May 01, 2012 @ 10:37 AM

What's Your "AP"titude? – Part 2

It's May, and starting next week, high school students around the world will embark on two weeks of AP Exams. Recently, we explained what an AP Exam is and who can and should take an AP Exam. Today, our expert counselors explain when and why students should take an AP Exam.

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