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Posts tagged with: ACT

By Michelle McAnaney of The College Spy The role of standardized tests in the college admissions process has always been difficult to understand, with most people overestimating their importance at most colleges. Now, with more colleges allowing applicants to apply...
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Selecting colleges is a critical piece of the college planning process. How not to select colleges: I’ve seen students who have built their college lists in a poor or even random fashion. Often they were unhappy with their subsequent college...
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Matt was a clean cut kid from an affluent suburb of New Haven I met during his junior year of highschool who had been playing lacrosse basically since he was in diapers. His father was very, very committed and even...
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A recent Washington Post article details the surge in college applications to competitive private universities. Harvard logged 57,000 applicants (use 42%) and UC Berkeley, 112,000, up 28% respectively, for example. The lift in applications is attributed to the suspension of...
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This recent NBC article details the regurgitated arguments that slam the SAT for its socioeconomic biases and inequality, and may serve as a jumping off point for why all these points, meritorious as they all are, are short-sighted and ultimately...
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I gave my eight year-old daughter a practice problem from a critical reading practice section of an SAT out of morbid curiosity. It was a vocab in context question, which she promptly answered correctly in under a minute. I bring...
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Alliance Tutoring is offering a summer scholarship of eight weeks to one African American student, granting free access to the considerable academic resources available through Alliance Tutoring, for those selected without the means to obtain this assistance on their own....
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First Choice: Peterson’s SAT Prep Book 2020 Series: Peterson’s SAT Prep Guide Paperback: 840 pages Publisher: Peterson’s; 20 edition (April 28, 2020) Language: English ISBN-10: 0768944007 ISBN-13: 978-0768944006 Second Choice: SAT Prep Black Book (CONTAINS SUBJECT TEST PREP, TOO) Paperback: 576 pages Publisher: ACT Prep Books; 2 edition...
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In a move that strains credulity, California’s state universities are suspending the SAT and ACT testing requirements for its state schools for the next four years. It’s a move that’s not entirely unexpected given its two-year research initiative researching predictive...
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Anecdote to set up the big moment: Okay, I’m going to go ahead and date myself here. (I’m bald, so there’s really no hiding my age, anyway, especially in the summer, but I digress.) Let me educate you on the...
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