Tag: SmartyReader

Early Admission: A Strategic Move to Consider


Deciding whether or not to apply for early admissions can be challenging. Should you commit to a single school through Early Decision?

ACT vs. SAT: Which One Should You Take?


It’s a question we hear often from our students: Should I take the ACT or SAT?

Why The New August SAT Test Date Is Awesome


For decades, the SAT has only offered testing dates during the traditional school year — October, November, December, January, March, May, and June. But starting this year, the SAT will be replacing its unpopular January test date with one in August.

Secret Weapon for Dramatically Improving SAT or ACT Scores


When we hear the term “test prep,” we often imagine students studying beefy textbooks or signing up for an SAT class that typically lasts two months.

I’m not happy with my SAT score!


If you’re a junior in high school, there’s a strong chance you just received your SAT or ACT scores, both of which were released in the last two days.

SAT Changes Make it Harder to Know Chances as College Applicant



SAT scores came out today from the March test (the first of the redesigned SAT). Of course, juniors got a glimpse of what the new test would be like in October, when they took the redesigned PSAT. Now my students are racing to find out what their scores mean. College Board came up with an online SAT Score Converter, which can also be found on the app store.

How the New SAT Tests Intelligence (and What it Means for Your High School Student)


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I used to kick-off my first SAT session with an old problem that you may be familiar with:

A baseball and a bat together cost $1.10. The bat costs a dollar more than the baseball. How much does the baseball cost?