You might already know that you need to take a diagnostic test in order to set up a successful test-prep process. But did you know that HOW you take it really matters? I’m explaining what to do and what NOT to do in order to get the best results from your diagnostic SAT or ACT test.
Wondering what the full schedule of test dates looks like for the SAT, SAT II Subject Tests, and ACT in 2019-2020? Wonder no longer.
Worried about the new SAT Adversity Score and how it affects your testing strategy? Well, here’s an update you need: it’s been replaced by a new College Board innovation that affects your college applications, but differently. Meet the Landscape…and let me brief you on what it is and what it means for you.
No matter what year you are in high school, if you're anything like my students, now is the time for a wake-up call: summer vacation is over...it's time to get serious about testing and the college process again! I'm breaking down the year ahead for every grade level!
If you’re a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program, you used to have the SAT forced on you. But big news: you can now validate your qualifying PSAT score with an ACT score! Let me explain how that impacts the testing decisions of high-achieving students.
If you follow testing and college-process news, you may have heard of the SAT’s new “Adversity Score.” But what is it, really? And how will it affect YOUR testing strategy? I’m breaking it down for you.
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).
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.
The June SAT 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 the June SAT, and what should you do if you’ve already chosen to sit it out? I’m breaking it down.
Cramming doesn't work: the human brain just doesn't work that way. But that doesn't mean you can't take advantage of the time you have left...even if there's not as much of it as you might like!
You can't just cram for a standardized test! Here are some of the top tips I give clients about the mindsets and habits that will keep you on pace for a strong finish.
New test dates are here, and this week I'm focusing on what this new development means for your ACT planning. Don't be caught off guard! There's a competitive advantage here for those who know how to find it.
New test dates! Every move the College Board makes changes the way testing works. This week I'm going over the new SAT & ACT dates and how they affect your SAT strategy.
Worried about how to make the most of those crucial summers during the college process? Worry no more—this post lays out a road map to what you need to keep your eye on.
We've done Math 1 and Math 2, one of which you should be taking if you need a quick SAT II plan. But you still need another Subject Test! Here's my study plan to ace Literature.
SAT IIs got you down? No need to worry! Here's a handy plan. In this post, I'll walk you through picking the right level for you, and map out a plan to show Math Level 2 who's boss.
People often push the SAT II Subject Tests to the bottom of their list, so if you don't have a plan to deal with yours...you need one! So here's mine, starting with the big question: Math 1 or Math 2?
Parents, this one's for you! Don't drown in all the insanity that comes with the college process—be a rock of sanity instead. Here's how.