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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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How Can I Conquer Testing Anxiety?

By IvyWise on Wed, Apr 11, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Testing Anxiety Can Greatly Impact Students’ Test Prep – Here’s How to Tackle It

While it’s common for students to feel nervous before an exam, there are some students who experience a heightened sense of nervous feelings known as anxiety. Too much anxiety, when in correlation to an examination, is known as “testing anxiety.” It is possible for testing anxiety to lead to testing difficulties since it can inhibit students from performing to the best of their abilities depending on how it manifests. So what can students do to minimize the impact that testing anxiety has on their test-day performance?

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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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How to Stay Fresh Over Break: Winter Break Study Tips and More

By IvyWise on Mon, Dec 18, 2017 @ 02:46 PM

Use Winter Break To Stay On Track With Test Prep and Complete Any Assigned Work

By Taylor, IvyWise Tutoring Coordinator

Winter Break is here! Time off between now and the New Year brings family time, trips, holiday fun, and hopefully some rest! However, for some students, this break can also lead to a smaller-scale version of the brain drain that we tend to see over the summer. Tests, projects, and standardized tests like ACT and SAT will pick up again as soon as students are back to school after the break, so it’s important for students to stay sharp so that they don’t fall behind once school resumes.

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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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What Is Personalized Learning And Why Is It Important?

By IvyWise on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Personalized Learning Can Help Students Achieve Academic and College Prep Success

By Megan, IvyWise Tutoring Manager

Every student is different – including the ways in which they learn. Just like students should focus on fit when selecting colleges to which to apply, fit is also important when analyzing the best way to help students achieve their academic goals in the college prep process. This is where Personalized Learning comes into play.

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Test Prep 101: Utilizing Free Test Prep Materials

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 02, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Free Test Prep Resources Like Khan Academy Can Be The Perfect Accessory When Working With Your Tutor

By Taylor, IvyWise Tutoring Coordinator

Whether it’s AP or IB courses, continuing standardized test prep, or just keeping up with regular coursework, students have their work cut out for them this school year. While many of our students work with IvyWise tutors throughout the summer and school year to get a leg-up with these subjects, many students and tutors alike have also taken advantage of the limitless online resources available to them. It is 2017, after all, and it wouldn’t be the 21st century without implementing  technology to supplement students’ tutoring and learning!

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