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No matter what test you’re preparing for, the first step in any successful prep program is understanding the rules of the game. Or, as a wise man once said, “Know your enemy.”

Fortunately, we’ve been doing this for a while now, so we know a few things—almost 40 years’ worth of things, in fact. So if you have questions about the test, from scoring to accommodations to fundamental strategies, you can find the answers here. And if you don’t see the information you’re looking for, let us know at [email protected] and we’ll fill in the gap just as soon as we can.

ACT

ACT Testing Accommodations: An Intro

The ACT offers an array of options for students who qualify for testing accommodations. In this post, we'll run through some of the most common accommodations on the ACT and then go over how to apply for them. Let's dive in.
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PSAT

PSAT and SAT Score Comparison

There’s a lot of things I could say about the College Board, and many of them might not be so nice. But the one thing I can’t fault them on is making PSAT and SAT score comparison a breeze. So …

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ACT

2020-2021 ACT Test Dates: A Scheduling Overview

You can be as prepared for the ACT as you want, but none of it will matter if you don’t show up at the test center on the right day. In this post, we’ll lay out the schedule of remaining 2020-2021 ACT test dates and registration deadlines. It might not be that interesting, but it’s definitely important.
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ACT/SAT PAthFinder
ACT

ACT Superscoring: What Is It and Do Schools Use It?

One of the questions that students most commonly ask me is “Is the ACT superscored?” The short answer? Yes. The full answer is a bit more complicated, though. In this post, we’re going to dive a little deeper into the question of how ACT superscoring actually works. Buckle up.
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PSAT

Understanding the PSAT Score Report

Many students take the PSAT in their sophomore and junior year, and some take it even earlier. However, many go into this test blind and might not know what to expect when they receive their PSAT results, or how to …

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