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How to Master the Reading Section on Standardized Tests

Don’t know how to approach the reading section on your upcoming standardized test? Read on to discover tips on how to approach this section. Whether it’s the ACTs, SATs, ,AP English tests, or even the GRE, chances are you’ve encountered a ,standardized test reading section. These sections typically feature multiple

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How to Enter the National Merit Scholarship Competition

If you’re in high school, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard the term “National Merit” before, but you may not know how to actually enter the competition and win scholarships. Here, we break down the different steps of the National Merit Scholarship Program and how you can become a

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The Guide to AP Classes

Most high school students are familiar with what AP classes are, and a good amount of U.S. high schoolers have taken at least 1 AP class and/or exam. But what are the benefits and drawbacks of taking an AP class, both during and beyond high school? We’re here to answer

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What the Digital SAT Means for Students

The College Board recently announced that the SAT will be completely digital starting in 2024 for U.S. students and 2023 for international students. Here’s what the digital SAT means for students.    Last week, the College Board announced that the SAT will be completely digital by 2024 in the U.S.

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When Should I Take Standardized Tests?

Taking standardized tests has long been an important part of the college application process, and nowadays there are several different kinds of tests that students will encounter. Even though some universities are becoming test-optional, meaning that they won’t be required to send scores as part of the application, it is

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Why Colleges Are Going Test Optional and What It Means for Your Application

 On June 12th, Yale announced a test-optional policy for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. This comes following the CollegeBoard’s announcement on June 2nd that they would not be offering the SAT online for the foreseeable future “because taking it would require three hours of uninterrupted, video-quality internet for each student, which

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What You Need to Know About Test-Optional Colleges

More Elite Schools Are Becoming Test Optional A growing number of schools are becoming test optional. In a statement published on its website, Cornell University announced that it won’t require SAT or ACT exams for applicants to its Class of 2025. Cornell also expressed concerns about the new possible online

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