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Devastating Test Results: Test Canceled and Scores Lost

Devastating Test Results: Test Canceled and Scores Lost
Plan ahead to avoid devastating  test  results . Whether your child is a super-smart, gifted test -taker, or struggling test -o-phobe, there...
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The CLT Test Alternative to SAT or ACT

The CLT Test Alternative to SAT or ACT
You're likely familiar with the SAT and ACT tests, but are you familiar with the CLT? I'm not always able to spend as much time as I wo...
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Cookies Improve Test Scores [Free Download]

Cookies Improve Test Scores [Free Download]
Let me explain how cookies improve test scores! To choose the best high school  test for your child in just 3 easy steps, begin with the tim...
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Simple Explanation for SAT Essay Score Results

Simple Explanation for SAT Essay Score Results
 People are getting back their SAT scores now, and I know it can be a bit confusing. Let me give you the simple explanation for SAT essay score r...
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Is a Perfect PSAT Score Required for Merit Scholarships?

Is a Perfect PSAT Score Required for Merit Scholarships?
Perfect is swell, but is a perfect PSAT score required for merit scholarships? (Of course, you could always use studying as a way to do better on all of the high school tests! Test Preparation without Getting Smarter ) "I finished watching your DVD Getting The Big Scholarships.... it was awesome!  Thank you for taking the time to help others.  In receiving a merit scholarship wouldn't you have to have a perfect PSAT score?  I 've...
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Study Skills for Seriously Low SAT or ACT Scores

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First of all, look at some colleges near you with low scores. Do a quick google search for your state and your test (SAT or ACT), like this: "colleges...
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Eat Cookies to Get a Better SAT Score

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Get My Cookie Recipe Collection Eating cookies can help your child get a better SAT or ACT score. Stop laughing! I'm totally serious! Careful research...
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New CLT is an SAT and ACT Alternative

New CLT is an SAT and ACT Alternative
New CLT is an SAT and ACT Alternative I am so excited about the new CLT testing option. I have asked their Regional Director to fill us in on the details in the blog post, below. We at the Classic Learning Test (CLT) believe that the ancient philosophers got it right: how someone learns to think, what they read, and how they live, are all intricately connected. As fellow homeschooling parents, we’ve accepted an enormous responsibility...
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Hi Thomas, I found this in a Google search for upcoming CLT dates: https://www.cltexam.com/locations I hope that helps! Robin Assi... Read More
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Test Preparation without Getting Smarter

Test Preparation without Getting Smarter
Test Preparation without Getting Smarter When the SAT or ACT is just a few days away, don't worry about getting smarter! Just prepare for the test. Sure, it would be great if every child was compliant, studied for the college admission tests with a willing and eager attitude, and scored above average, but we live in the real world. Sometimes the test is SOON and the child has ... potentially ... accidentally ... forgotten to study...
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Writing the SAT Essay

Writing the SAT Essay
Writing the SAT Essay In How is the SAT Essay Scored I shared what it takes to get a perfect score on the SAT essay. While it isn't only about length, it definitely needs to be lengthy. Still, 50 minutes to write a well organized, well articulated, lengthy essay may seem like a tall order. What about all the steps for creating an essay, such as brainstorming, outlines, and editing. Are you a bit worried about...
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How is the SAT Essay Scored?

How is the SAT Essay Scored?
How is the SAT Essay Scored? Even though the essay in the new SAT is optional, I highly recommend having your child take it. Many colleges require or suggest the SAT essay . Here is what the College Board® has to say about the scoring of the SAT essay : "SAT Essay responses are scored using a carefully designed process: Two different people will read and score your essay. Each scorer awards 1–4 points for each...
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No More Penalty for Guessing on the SAT

No More Penalty for Guessing on the SAT
No More Penalty for Guessing on the SAT Is your child taking the SAT this spring?  I have good news, as of the spring of 2016, the SAT no longer has a penalty for guessing. They used to calculate the number of correct answers and subtract 1/4 point for incorrect answers. In other words, a wrong answer used to hurt more than leaving the answer blank. Now, students receive one point for each correct answer, and zero points...
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Schedule Test Preparation

Schedule Test Preparation
Affiliate disclaimer:  This post contains  affiliate links . If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Schedule Test Preparation How do you prepare your child for the SAT or ACT?  Here are my suggestions in a nutshell! Collect Study Materials For the SAT: Cracking the New SAT with 4 Practice Tests, 2016 Edition: Created for the Redesigned 2016 Exam For the ACT:  Cracking the ACT with 6...
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How to Prep for College Admission Tests

How to Prep for College Admission Tests
How to Prep for College Admission Tests 1. Choose the right test The first step in test prep is figuring out whether the SAT or ACT is the best fit for your child. Because the SAT has changed as of 2016, if your child does best on the SAT, I suggest they take BOTH tests, the SAT and ACT.  If your child does best on the ACT, then only study for and have them take the ACT....
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Test Preparation in Middle School

Test Preparation in Middle School
  Test Preparation in Middle School What do you do to prepare for the SAT and ACT when your child is in middle school? Read these 7 ways to effectively prepare for the SAT and ACT before high school. The best test prep in middle school is making sure you do a good job with reading, writing, penmanship, and math. Also, providing practice with fill in the bubble tests can ensure that they will be successful...
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