Carnegie Prep’s Top 5 Strategies: ACT Math

Carnegie Prep’s Top 5 Strategies: ACT Math

The ACT Math section is often the most challenging for students, as most of your score increases will come from sheer knowledge accumulation. In fact, in recent years the test has actually gotten harder, testing several more advanced topics than the SAT. That said, the simple questions are still very simple, and…

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Online Tutoring?

Online Tutoring?

Your tutor. Online. Any time. Anywhere. That’s right. Thanks to smart technology and our commitment to matching each student with the ideal tutor, your private teacher is just one click away when you are: Studying for a killer math exam or struggling with an English paper and need help tonight,…

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The SAT Experimental Section

The SAT Experimental Section

Hey Carnegie Prep: I’ve heard that there is an extra, experimental section on the SAT exam. What is it, and how should I approach these questions? You are absolutely correct. As of 2019, the SAT now contains a 20 minute long “experimental” section for students who take the test with…

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The Biology SAT Subject Test Explained

The Biology SAT Subject Test Explained

Hey Carnegie Prep, can you tell me more about the Biology E/M SAT Subject Test, and when should I consider taking it? The Biology E/M SAT Subject Test covers a high school biology curriculum, material that is generally done in freshman year of high school. It is one of the most popular…

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Understanding Your PSAT Score Report

Understanding Your PSAT Score Report

Think of your PSAT as a real-time secret weapon in your standardized test journey. Sure, colleges don’t see your PSAT results, but the score report and test booklet contain valuable pieces of information to help you prepare for success on the SAT or the ACT. Whether you are a sophomore…

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The Art Of The College Essay

The Art of the College Essay

You’ve heard tales of this mythical beast for years, this unicorn, this Loch Ness Monster. Now it’s senior year, and it is time to confront this elusive creature head on. Behold, the college essay! Thar She Blows! Before you panic and stab someone with your harpoon read a few of…

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Acing The College Supplements

Acing the College Supplements

Wait, What? MORE Essays? You Have to be Kidding Me! You know all about the Common App essay, and you've been brainstorming for weeks, months, maybe years about what to write ... BUT what you probably aren't prepared for is the litany of supplemental essays each college requires. Some are…

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SAT/ACT Key Differences

SAT/ACT Key Differences

Like Pepsi or Coke - the Red Sox or the Yankees - it’s time to answer the age old question - The SAT or The ACT?  As you approach your junior and senior years and the college application process, one of the most crucial decisions you will have to make…

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Are There Benefits To The Sophomore PSAT?

Are there benefits to the sophomore PSAT?

As a parent of someone who has just entered college and as a teacher with over twenty-four years of experience, I couldn’t recommend strongly enough that children sit for their first PSAT during their sophomore year. It’s the perfect “low stakes” testing environment: the exam doesn’t count toward National Merit;…

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