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ACT vs. SAT
When it comes to college admissions, one of the most significant decisions students face is choosing between the ACT and SAT standardized tests. Both tests are widely accepted by colleges and universities across the United States, but students often wonder, “ACT vs. SAT, which is easier?” As St. Louis tutoring professionals, we will compare the...
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The role of tutoring in test preparation and college admissions is an important one. Whether you are planning on taking the SAT or ACT, need help with a college application, or want to boost your GPA, the right tutor can make a big difference. Tutors are trained to understand how students learn best, and they...
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Why do so many tests have multiple-choice questions? Is there something magical about that format? And can we use that structure to our advantage? Standardized tests favor multiple-choice questions for a variety of reasons. First, they are quick to grade – using a Scantron sheet, an exam administrator can grade every test in just a...
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SAT Tutoring St. Louis
The ACT and SAT are both standardized tests that measure your college readiness. Each test is pivotal in the college admission process but some may find it hard to see the similarities and differences between the two. The ACT and SAT  differ in test structure, content, and strategy – which can make it hard to...
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Recently, the College Board, which administers the SAT and the Advanced Placement (AP) exams, announced two significant changes to the SAT and the SAT Subject Tests. First, the SAT will no longer have an essay writing section. The current version with the essay contained a writing prompt that would require a student to compile an...
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Both the ACT and SAT are standardized tests which students study and prepare
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For four straight months, SAT scores from students in Asia have been withheld over cheating concerns. The owner of the SAT, The College Board, has been silent on the issue. Regardless, the problem is that at this point in the school year, colleges are making admissions decisions with or without the affected students’ scores. Read more...
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A student at Parkway North High School in St. Louis had a very rare achievement:
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The College Board officially announced the changes coming to the SAT, beginning with the spring administration in 2016.  The PSAT will reflect the changes in the October 2015 administration. Due to the implementation of the Common Core Standards, complaints from certain colleges that the SAT did not sufficiently encourage high schools to implement more critical...
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The results for the January SAT and the February ACT should be in your inboxes by now, and for many juniors this was the first time taking these big tests.  Not surprisingly, many feel the scores were below expectations.  So…now what? Lower than expected scores result from three general sources:  lack of preparation, test anxiety...
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