To Essay Or Not To Essay?

To Essay or Not to Essay?

Should I Register for the SAT or ACT with the Essay or Without? This is the second most popular question we get asked, right behind "Should I take the ACT or SAT?" The good news for most students is that the essay section of these two tests is of little…

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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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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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The ACT Math – A 5 Step Methodology

The ACT Math – a 5 Step Methodology

For many of my math-averse students, the inherent danger of the ACT Math Section lies not in its complexity, but in its simplicity. It’s no secret: to excel on the math section, you need a basic understanding of the concepts. Unlike the other sections (particularly the Science Section, in which…

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On The ACT Science

On the ACT Science

When talking with students and parents about standardized testing, I am almost always asked about the notorious ACT science section. Negative experiences with biology or chemistry cause strong biases against it, and the realization that topics included are mainly those you’ve never seen exacerbate such sentiments. I understand the hesitation:…

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