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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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How to Make Your Test Prep More Engaging

By IvyWise on Thu, May 17, 2018 @ 12:36 PM

Switch Up Your Study Routine So It Doesn't Get Boring

With summer break around the corner, many students might find it challenging to sit indoors and crack down on those end of year AP Exams, projects, and finals. Since it is important to stay engaged for the entire academic year, it’s important to think outside of the box and brainstorm ways to make your test prep and studying less of a chore and more of something to look forward to!

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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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