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A Guide to SAT and ACT Guidebooks

By Patrick Fitz Students who are taking the SAT or the ACT have a wealth of resources from which to choose. While education consultants would recommend that students enroll in formal SAT prep or ACT classes, for example, students may...

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Score and Answer Services from College Board

By Jeffrey Dalton One of the best ways to improve in an academic subject is to learn from past mistakes. The common phrase “Failure is the best teacher”—often ridiculed and despised by those currently trying and failing—is undoubtedly true. Standardized...

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College Board Score Review: Explained

By Jeffrey Dalton Recently, many students here in Dubai and Abu Dhabi were informed that their SAT test results from the May 2021 SAT date were under review. As many are unfamiliar with what that even means or what the...

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An Introduction to Advanced Placement

By Patrick Fitz For students and parents unfamiliar with American curriculum schools, Advanced Placement is a program of courses administered by College Board, the same organization that creates and offers the SAT. Education consultants recommend AP courses as reliable college...

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Cancellation of the SAT Subject Tests

By Jeffrey Dalton The recent decision of College Board to no longer offer SAT Subject Tests sent a shockwave through both the test preparation and college admissions communities. A long-standing institution in both, SAT Subject Tests have, for years, been...

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An Introduction to the ACT Science Section

By Patrick Fitz Comparisons and contrasts between the two major American standardized tests, the SAT and the ACT, are frequently made. This has become more common as, over time, the tests have to some degree converged in material and methodology....

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Test Center Cancellations

By Jeffrey Dalton Students often spend months preparing for their standardized testing exams. The SAT and ACT requires students to not only learn the content but learn the exams themselves. Education consultants advise students to consider SAT prep or ACT...

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An Introduction to the SAT Math Section

By Patrick Fitz The Math Section of the SAT examination is the last of the three sections on the exam, the first being the Reading Test and the second the Writing and Language Test. Depending on a given student’s relative...

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Set Yourself Up for Success on Test Day

By Jeffrey Dalton The ACT exam is this Saturday, and many students have been preparing for weeks (if not months) for the opportunity to sit this test. Especially for students here in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as those...

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An Introduction to the SAT Writing Section

By Patrick Fitz As an exam testing various skills, the SAT should be understood as separate sections that are taken together and scored to create a single mark. The second section of the SAT exam is the Writing and Language...

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Hand Score Verification on the SAT

By Jeffrey Dalton Students should be familiar with the format and administration of the SAT before they arrive at the testing center. An education in the exam beforehand, test prep in the form of SAT classes and mock exams, allows...

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An Introduction to the SAT Reading Section

By Patrick Fitz Spring is the season for the SAT, when many students enroll in SAT Prep classes and commence their educational journey in standardized testing. The first section students encounter on the SAT exam is the Reading Test. The...

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