This post is a complete guide to all of the resources I’ve got to help you ace your SAT II Subject Tests—from strategy to crucial content!
Both the SAT and ACT ask these “big picture” reading questions, so lots of tutors and test prep companies try to prepare you to answer them. In this post, I’m reviewing the strategies that you’ve probably heard before…and sharing the simple and effective one that works for my students, which I bet you haven’t!
In my last post, I gave you the most complete transition word guide you’ll ever find—and in this one, I break down my two techniques for acing the questions that test that knowledge!
Transition words are a big deal on the SAT and ACT! But what are they and how do they work? Here’s the most complete guide to transition words you’ll find.
In the first post of a new series walking you through the highest-impact content you need to master for SAT and ACT reading and writing sections, I’m walking you through punctuation! What punctuation rules are absolute need-to-knows for test day? Read on!
A new year is a chance to pause, take stock, and course correct as you proceed joyfully towards your goals. This little New Year’s ritual offers you questions to ask yourself and words to take to heart—all designed to help you realize your college process goals, no matter where you are in that process right now.
The College Board has had some high-profile problems in the last couple of years. So is this it for the SAT (and the SAT IIs…and AP exams…)? In my expert opinion, not even close—here’s why.
Those deadlines are looming and your stress level is rising. Don’t panic! Read this guide instead and let me walk you through the steps of completing your regular decision applications (no matter where you’re starting).
Think an easy test means you can expect the score you want? Not necessarily. In fact, an easy test can make it harder to get the score you need! Let me explain.
So you know you need an Organizing Principle to show your dream school who you are…but how do you find yours? Especially on your own? I’m giving you a road map to articulating the hidden sense of self that will help you show colleges who you are.
An organizing principle tells colleges who you are and displays your self-awareness and maturity. It’s also the cornerstone of a cohesive application package. So what’s an organizing principle? Let me explain.
There’s more to calling your Common Application complete than dotting every I, crossing every T, and catching every typo. My six-step checklist will have you hitting submit with confidence!
It’s time to get started on that Common App. Let me walk you through it from the very beginning: this updated roundup of my expert advice will take you from freaked out to finished!
Everyone knows that the Activities List is a super important section of the Common App…so why do so many people waste the opportunity to maximize its impact? Let me show you how to avoid that pitfall with these six steps to a winning Activities List.
The ACT is changing its policy on timing for National Extended Time students. I’m walking you through exactly what this means for you if it affects you—how it changes your test day and whether it changes your test choice.
Planning on applying early? You need to make a plan—like, today. Here are the guidelines and information you need!
In my last blog post, I told you how new testing schedules means that you don’t get a break unless you schedule one. Breaks are necessary, but getting back in the groove after one can feel like a real obstacle. Here’s how to find the momentum you’ve lost.
New SAT and ACT dates means that college applicants don’t have the enforced summer break that they used to. This makes testing-timeline decisions EVEN MORE COMPLICATED (hey, thanks!). I’m breaking down the factors you need to consider to keep your sanity (and maybe even plan that break in there after all).
Vocab in Context Questions pop up on several sections of the SAT AND the ACT. Learning how to answer them will net you a big point payoff. Follow these four simple steps to ace them…the Ivy Lounge way.
The June ACT date used to be an absolute must-take. New test dates mean that’s not true anymore…for SOME students. Which students have my blessing to skip it, and what should you do if you’ve already chosen to sit out the June ACT? I’m breaking it down.