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The College Essay In The Time Of Covid-19

The College Essay in the time of Covid-19

It’s safe to say that the summer of 2020 isn’t going as planned. Perhaps you had an internship that was cancelled or switched to online. Maybe you had planned to attend a residential education program on a college campus or work in a science lab. Maybe you were planning on…

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The Tools You Need To Optimize Your Test Prep

The tools you need to optimize your test prep

“I’m just not a good test taker.” We’ve all heard this phrase tossed around before. Many think that standardized test scores are stamped right there on our DNA strands, some of us with a natural propensity to achieve and others left without a paddle.  And while, sure, some students might…

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Building The Foundation For SAT/ACT Success

Building the foundation for SAT/ACT success

“When driving to school, my dog Lucky always joins me in the backseat.” … I think we’d all agree that the sentence above is adorable, and the image of a dog refusing to let her owner go to school alone brings us a great deal of joy. However, it unfortunately…

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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: SAT Reading

Carnegie Prep’s Top 5 Strategies: SAT Reading

So you’re going to take the SAT: whether it’s your first time or your fifteenth, our top strategies will help give you an edge on your next sitting. These are just some of the little nuggets of wisdom that our tutors and teachers pass on to Carnegie Prep students. Our…

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Carnegie Prep’s Top 5 Strategies: SAT Math

Carnegie Prep’s Top 5 Strategies: SAT Math

The style of questions offered on both the calculator and no calculator sections of the SAT Math are, simply put, unlike most math questions you’ve seen in school. Interestingly, though, most students have actually moved beyond the type of math tested on these sections at least a year prior to taking…

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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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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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