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It’s All in The Mind: Growth Mindset and College Prep

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 @ 04:30 PM

Adopting A Growth Mindset Can Help Students Succeed In The Classroom and In Their College Prep

By Megan, IvyWise Tutoring Manager

How can students learn better, and how can those skills translate into college and post-graduate success? The concept of Growth Mindset, from the research of Carol Dweck, has taken education world by storm and greatly impacted the way educational professionals view student instruction. Recently, Khan Academy hosted LearnStorm - Growth Mindset Livestream, and the team here at IvyWise has a breakdown of exactly what Growth Mindset is and how it’s beneficial when preparing for, and once students are in, college.

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Test Prep 101: Guide to the ACT Science Section

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 @ 03:02 PM

Here’s What Students Need to Know About the ACT Science 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 Science section has long been a source of worry for many students who do not consider themselves strong in the sciences – including those who are deciding which test to take. The ACT’s distinct ‘Science’ section is, after all, the most obvious difference between the ACT and SAT exams. So what can students expect on this portion of the ACT?

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Test Prep 101: SAT and ACT Diagnostics

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 10:20 AM

Students Should Take a Full-Length Diagnostic of Both the SAT and ACT

By Megan, IvyWise Tutoring Manager

With application season upon us, it’s time for sophomores and juniors to begin preparing for and taking standardized tests. The first step to preparing for the SAT or ACT is to decide which test is the best fit for your skills and abilities. While there are countless articles comparing the SAT and ACT and why you should take a certain exam, in reality the tests are incredibly similar. Ultimately, there is no clear sign of which test to prepare for without taking diagnostics of each exam.

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SAT Calculator Hacks From An Expert Tutor

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 07, 2017 @ 02:29 PM

Tips and Free Tools For Students Using Calculators On the SAT

By Priyam, IvyWise Master Tutor

It’s SAT and ACT season for college bound students, and many will go into these tests with a calculator in-hand. Make sure you know how – and when – to use it.

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Innovative Free Apps To Help You Step Up Your SAT and ACT Vocabulary

By IvyWise on Fri, Sep 01, 2017 @ 10:44 AM

Utilize Free Resoures To Supplement Your Test Prep

By Megan, IvyWise Tutoring Manager

Expanding your vocabulary is important in high school, especially when preparing for the SAT or ACT, as they both have sections that will test your reading skills and your knowledge of certain words and their definitions. There are a number of free apps that students can use to enhance their vocabulary and make the most of their test prep.

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How Many Times Should I Take the SAT or ACT?

By IvyWise on Mon, Aug 21, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Students Should Avoid Taking College Entrance Exams Too Many Times

Junior year is a big testing year for college bound students, and as they prepare for the SAT or ACT many students might not be taking the test for the first time. It’s not uncommon for students to take the SAT or ACT multiple times, but how many times is too many?

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When Should You Take SAT Subject Tests?

By IvyWise on Mon, Aug 14, 2017 @ 09:30 AM

SAT Subject Tests Are Sometimes an Application Requirement But They Can Also Help You Boost Your Applicant Profile

By Megan, IvyWise Tutoring Manager

The school year is coming, but what does that mean? Students will begin thinking about (or stressing about) when they should take their college placement exams. While students usually have a reasonable handle on when to take the SAT or ACT, there seems to be confusion on whether or not to take SAT Subject Tests and when.

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Test Prep 101: Guide to the ACT Reading Section

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

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

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

If you’re preparing for the ACT with the goal of raising your score on the ACT Reading section, it’s important to know what’s new and how to approach the passages and questions in this section of the exam.

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New ACT Redbook 2018: What’s the Lowdown?

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 03, 2017 @ 02:23 PM

Here’s What Students Preparing for the ACT Need to Know About the 2018 Redbook

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

The makers of the ACT released a new version of their own preparation ‘Redbook’ this past June. While it is mostly resembles that of the previous version, the new release is a great opportunity to discuss how students planning to take the ACT can best make use of the book while preparing for the exam.

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SAT and ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines 2017-18

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Here’s When You Can Take the SAT and ACT

Preparing for the SAT or ACT is a major aspect of the college admissions process, and part of determining the best test prep strategy is to know exactly when you plan to take these college entrance exams. We’ve pulled together the SAT and ACT test dates and registration deadlines for the 2017-18 school year so that college-bound students can access this information in one place – and better prepare for testing this fall and next spring.

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