AP Test Dates in 2023

Taking AP exams is a great way to earn college credit and show college admissions officers that you have what it takes to succeed at their institution. If you want to take an AP test next spring, we’ve got you covered. Here are the 2023 AP test dates and a few study tips that will help you earn good AP scores: When do AP exams take place? Aside from the…

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Prep Expert Guide: How To Get Into MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the top ranked schools in the country, and for good reason. MIT is home to prestigious schools like their Sloan School of Management and other world renown programs. It’s ranked fourth in the nation for research, first for engineering and technology, and third in the US overall. Located in beautiful Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT is also desired for its proximity to art, history,…

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7 Effective Study Habits That Really Make a Difference

If you want to do well at school, on standardized tests, and in college, you are going to want to develop strong study habits sooner rather than later. While many students, especially in middle and high school, feel like cramming for a test the night before is an adequate way to prepare, this method of “learning” information negatively influences long-term recall and is not sustainable in the long run. Cramming…

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How to Start Preparing for SAT in 9th Grade

Because the SAT is a big part of the college application process, many people falsely believe that they don’t have to start preparing for the test until their junior or senior years of high school.  However, if students wait until they are upperclassmen to start getting ready for the SAT, it will be too late for them to earn a great score. If you’re just starting high school there are…

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What is a DBQ? How to master the document-based question

Even before you signed up for an AP history course at your school, you probably heard students talking about DBQs and how challenging they are. There might even be some students who avoid taking AP US History, AP European History, or AP World History exams just because they know they will have a hard time nailing these questions. While DBQs, or document-based questions, are not the easiest questions to answer,…

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College Planning Timeline

When you first start high school, it probably feels like you have all the time in the world before you need to really think about your post-high school plans. After all, you won’t actually need to apply to any colleges until your senior year. But time flies, and before you know it, your senior year will roll around, and it will be time for you to submit your college applications.…

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SAT Retake Score Improvement – What To Expect

If you didn’t do as well as you hoped on the SAT, but you are quite a bit away from your target score, you may be wondering whether or not it will be worth it to retake the test. After all, retaking the SAT will cost you hours of your time that you’ll have to spend studying, an immense amount of effort, and $55. That’s time, energy, and money you…

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Is it Easier to Improve on SAT or ACT?

Like many other test-takers, chances are you will fall shy of reaching the 99th percentile on your first attempt on the ACT or SAT. Fortunately, you are able to take both tests multiple times so that you can improve your score and eventually reach your goal.  With hard work, prep courses, and time to review, you can boost your score on either of these tests.  However, just because you are…

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SAT Time Breakdown With Breaks

For any student considering to take the SAT, here’s the full SAT time breakdown with breaks that you should use to help your test prep. Doing well on the SAT will help bolster your college applications and increase your eligibility for a variety of competitive scholarships and academic programs. While you will obviously want to have a strong understanding of the concepts covered on the test to earn a good…

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ACT Cheats And Hints

Giving out answers, sharing test questions, or otherwise gaining an unfair advantage on the ACT is a surefire way to derail your future and experience heavy consequences. But what if I told you that there were ways to “cheat” on the ACT without getting into any trouble? That’s right. There are strategies and hints that you can learn before you take the ACT which will be like “cheat codes,” helping…

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