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SAT Subject Test FAQs

By IvyWise on Wed, Feb 20, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Here’s What Students Need to Know About SAT Subject Tests

The spring semester is a big testing time for college-bound high school students, with many opting to take SAT Subject Tests in addition to the SAT or ACT.

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MCAT Prep: 4 Questions to Ask About Your MCAT Score

By IvyWise on Tue, Feb 05, 2019 @ 03:09 PM

Important Testing FYIs for Students Preparing for the MCAT Exam

For students considering a career in medicine, the MCAT is already on their radar. The exam has a reputation for being particularly grueling and most students spend months, if not years, studying for it. In addition to knowing the material inside and out, students need to become familiar with the test itself in order to accurately interpret their scores.

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Test Prep 101: AP Exams vs. SAT Subject Tests

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

These Tests Can Help Demonstrate a Specialty But How Do They Compare?

Colleges are looking for well-rounded classes made up of specialists, and outside of extracurriculars and taking courses of interest, another way for students to demonstrate a specialty is through advanced courses, exams, and test scores. Students need to take AP exams in order to gain college credit for the advanced coursework, and many highly-selective schools require SAT Subject Test scores are part of the application process. Do what do students need to know about these subject-specific exams, how much do they overlap, and how can students prepare for each?

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Use Games to Improve Your SAT Score

By IvyWise on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Have Some Fun and Prep for the SAT With These Games

When it comes to improving SAT scores, there's no substitute for comprehensive test prep. However, there are activities you can do outside of studying to help reframe how you approach certain test problems and concepts. Games in particular are an excellent way to practice setting and achieving goals, as well as problem solving under pressure.

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TOEFL Dos and Don’ts

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Dos and Don’ts for International Students Considering Taking the TOEFL Exam

If you’re an international student planning to apply to US universities, and English is not your first language, chances are you’ve heard of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Whether you’re unsure about taking the test, or need pointers on how to study, these do’s and don’ts will get you on the right track to ace the TOEFL.

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SAT Subject Test Scores: I Didn’t Reach My Goal Score – Now What?

By IvyWise on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 @ 12:03 PM

What to do if You Received a Low Score on Your SAT Subject Test

Results for the June 2018 SAT will be available later this week, along with SAT Subject Test Scores. If you didn't reach your goal score on your Subject Tests, there are a few things to consider before moving forward with your test prep.

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5 Ways Students Sabotage Their Test Prep Without Even Knowing It

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 11:42 AM

Students Should Watch Out For These Common Test Prep Mistakes

Could you be sabotaging your test prep and not even realize it? Preparing for the SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Tests requires a lot of patience, recall, and determination in order to reach your goal score, and it’s important for students to keep in mind how lengthy and intense of a process it can be. It’s also possible for students to hurt their test prep more than they’re helping – and not even realize it.

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Test Prep On-the-Go: How to Enjoy the Summer While Prepping For the SAT or ACT

By IvyWise on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Stay On Track With Your Test Prep While Enjoying Your Time Off

School’s out and summer is in! Now that you’re done with another school year, you have time for all the things you weren’t able to enjoy during the school year – whether that’s travel, research endeavors, or summer programs. You likely also have some extra time to dedicate to your test prep. By continuing your test prep into the summer you’ll be able to build up your foundational skills so that come the fall, once you’re juggling all of your obligations, you won’t have to worry about starting your SAT or ACT test prep from the ground up.

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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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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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