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Author: Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Rachel Kapelke-Dale

SAT Essay Scoring

On the new SAT essay, each grader will assign you a score of 1-4 on each of three categories, for a total of 2-8 in each category. Read on for more about scores on the SAT essay.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

ACT Math Tips

No matter what the problem is, there are a few tips that can help you crack the ACT Math test with less stress and more efficiency.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Taking the SAT in India

It can be overwhelming to prepare to go to college (university) in a different country—and US college admissions can be a long and stressful process. There are a few logistical things that you’ll want to keep in mind as you prepare to take the SAT exam in India, including test dates, locations, fees, and special requirements.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

PSAT Test Dates

Usually, the PSAT is offered on a Wednesday in October or November. In 2016, the dates the PSAT is offered will include Wednesday, October 19; Saturday, October 22; and Wednesday, November 2. Be careful, though: your school will pick one of these dates and have the other as a backup, so make sure you know which day the main test administration will take place by talking to your guidance counselor or the person in charge of the PSAT at your school.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Easy Tips for ACT Science

When preparing for the ACT, a lot of students feel like they hit a wall at some point. Maybe your practice test scores are stagnating, or even dropping—it happens. When it happens for an extended period of time, though, you might be in a rut. Help pull yourself off of that plateau with a few tips from one of the least-understood tests on the ACT: science.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

ACT English Tips

The reason many students struggle with ACT English is because most people don’t speak perfect English in everyday life (and if they did, they would probably sound kind of annoying). But for just one day—test day—let’s pretend like we do so we can master the ACT English test with some precise tips.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Tips for ACT Reading

While we wish we could wave a magic wand and make ACT Reading passages suddenly fascinating, that’s outside of our powers. What we CAN do, though, is point you in the right direction with a few tips to guide your practice and your performance on test day.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

How Many Questions Can You Miss for a Perfect ACT Score?

In theory, you can get up to five questions wrong on the ACT (or miss them) and still get a 36. Buty they’d have to be in precise categories for you to do that.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

What Subject Areas Does the PSAT Measure?

PSAT Subject Areas The PSAT tests lots of smaller topics under the umbrella of three larger “tests” (don’t worry, you take them at the same time—you probably just think of them as sections): the Reading Test, the Writing and Language Test, and the Math Test.   The Reading Test There are two things to consider […]

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

What is the Highest Score on the New SAT?: A Q&A

The highest score on the Redesigned SAT is now 1600, not 2400. But there’s more to the story; here’s what you need to know about highest scores on the SAT.

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