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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 Classic Learning Test (CLT)? I'm not always able to spend...
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Test Preparation Without Getting Smarter

Test Preparation Without Getting Smarter
When the SAT® or ACT® is just a few days away, test preparation shouldn't make you worry about getting smarter! Just prepare for the test. Sure, ...
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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 is o...
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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 time...
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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 had...
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Study Skills for Seriously Low SAT® or ACT® Scores

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Please note that as of January 2021, The College Board has discontinued SAT Subject Tests® and SAT® essay. by Author First of all, look at some colleg...
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Eat Cookies to Get a Better SAT Score

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Eating cookies can help your child get a better SAT or ACT score. Stop laughing! I'm totally serious! Careful research in my own home suggests that 10...
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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 for...
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Lee, I am teaching a SAT prep class at our homeschool co-op this year and have been learning quite a bit in the process. I don't... Read More
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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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Will More Tests Increase Options?

Will More Tests Increase Options?
Will More Tests Increase Options? Jasmine was doing some research on college counselors, and found my YouTube Tip of the Week "Do You Need a High Priced College Counselor?""My daughter took the SAT twice, receiving 2250 and 2280 (thanks to your excellent tips!) consecutively. Some people have advised her to take the ACT (some saying that her SAT score is still too low for highly selective colleges, others saying that a high ACT score may open...
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Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges

Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges
Please note that as of January 2021, The College Board has discontinued SAT Subject Tests® and SAT® essay. Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges I was just talking to one of my Gold Care Club members about the cost of sending SAT scores to colleges. Without planning, it can get priceyWhen you register for the SAT test, the student can indicate up to four college recipients during registration. Only four score sends are included with your registration;...
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Test Scores Low but High Homeschool Grades

Test Scores Low but High Homeschool Grades
Test Scores Low but High Homeschool Grades What do you do? What do you do when your test scores don't match your homeschool grades? First rule of homeschooling - do not panic! Especially with the first time taking the SAT or ACT, the scores may not be accurate as the child is adjusting to the test.Tammy asked this question on my Video Tip of the Week.I have been working through my daughter’s transcripts, and her grades...
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Hi Lee! Is there an article or webinar related to the new SAT? I have a daughter entering 10th this year and she has not done anyt... Read More
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Yes, Jaybrena! Lee talks about the changes in the SAT here: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the SAT: Big Changes Coming w... Read More
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Practicing for the SAT and ACT

Practicing for the SAT and ACT
Practicing for the SAT and ACT Worried about how to prepare your child for the SAT or ACT? Lee can help! Click on Lee's video, below (or here) for some tips on practicing for these high school tests!Is your child studying for the SAT or ACT? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!Get general strategies and study tips for all the major...
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