I’ve had conversations with high school students from India to South Korea, and they all want to attend a university in the U.S. And for good reason: the U.S. maintains the most attractive university system in the world. Our universities attract the best professors, who are doing the most innovative and well-funded research in the world. The facilities are top-notch, and aspiring students have a wide array of degrees to choose from.
Both the SAT test and ACT test have a fascinating history. Here is an overview of who created these tests, why they were created, and how they have changed over the years.
Are you preparing to take the SAT? If so, the following overview can help you know what to expect on your test day and enable you to adequately prepare for the SAT beforehand, so you hit your target score.
The SAT and the PSAT have a number of similarities. Both tests are created by the College Board, and both tests cover basic subjects such as reading, writing, and math. However, there are important differences between these two tests that test-takers should be aware of.
Before they take the SAT or ACT, one thing many students want to know is how it’s going to be scored. How much is each section worth? Is there a curve? What should I do if I don’t know an answer? If you’re planning to take the ACT or SAT, this post will walk you through how points are assigned on both tests and how to tackle difficult questions.
Magnets aren’t magnetizing? Fertilizer for food? Hopper in Hawaiian shirts? Strange things are once again afoot in the not-so-sleepy town of Hawkins, Indiana. But El and the gang don’t hold a monopoly on “strange.” Just consider these facts about the SAT:
Practice makes perfect. You’ve heard the expression, right? Whatever your enterprise — music lessons, sports, ballet classes, drivers ed, or ACT and SAT prep — well-meaning coaches, teachers, and mentors all recite the same refrain.
Congratulations! You studied for months. You showed up on SAT Saturday with way-too-many #2 pencils in tow. You did your absolute best, and you’ve waited dutifully for weeks to receive your test score. Now, finally . . .
Testing anxiety is a complicated phenomenon felt by many students. Its reach is vast, and its grip is chilling. It can cause even the brightest test takers to freeze up on exam day.
Are you planning to take the SAT in 2019 or 2020? Do you know when to register? Has anyone told you exactly what you can expect on test day? Are you as prepared as you can be?