September 30, 2019

What do the ACT and SAT actually test? 

The students we tutor regularly pose this question to us during their prep sessions. The short answer I try to give is that it tests nothing other than how proficient one is at taking the ACT and SAT. Instead it is closer to...

February 26, 2018

It feels like every year, students (and/or their parents) are motivated to start preparing for standardized testing earlier. Although it is great to get an early start on building the reading, English grammar, scientific reasoning, and math skills tested on the SAT and...

October 21, 2017

The biggest challenge for most students on the test is time management. The ACT is a long, tedious test and timing is tight, particularly on the reading and science sections.

Here are some basic tips to help deal with the timing and the tedium of the exam.

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