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Author: Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Rachel is one of Magoosh’s Content Creators. She writes and updates content on our High School and GRE Blogs to ensure students are equipped with the best information during their test prep journey. Rachel has helped students around the world prepare for various standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, GRE, and GMAT, and she is one of the authors of our Magoosh ACT Prep Book. Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from Brown University, an MA in Cinematography from the Université de Paris VII, and a Ph.D. in Film Studies from University College London. For over a decade, Rachel has honed her craft as a fiction and memoir writer and public speaker. Her work has appeared in over a dozen online and print publications, including Vanity Fair Hollywood. When she isn't strategically stringing words together at Magoosh, you can find Rachel riding horses or with her nose in a book. LinkedIn

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States That Provide the SAT for Free

There are several states that provide the SAT for free. This page lists those states and explains how to take advantage of this service.

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How to Make Yourself Study for the ACT

Get study tips and motivation boosters when you’ve run out of steam and want to know what you can do to push yourself before ACT test day.

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Why Is ACT Science So Hard?

This post discusses why some students find the ACT Science test difficult, and strategies for approaching something that originally seems so hard.

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What to Know if You Are Taking Your ACT Tomorrow

If you’re taking the ACT exam tomorrow, find out the top tips for what you need to know.

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Cheating on the ACT: What Happens?

Find out what happens if you cheat on the ACT, and what to do if you’ve been accused of cheating.

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How to Simulate SAT Test Day

Find out how to take a practice test under simulated test day conditions to maximize your success on the SAT exam!

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What Is a Good PreACT Score?

Learn everything you need to know about scoring on the PreACT including averages and how they correlate to ACT scores.

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What Is a Good ACT Score for Scholarships?

Find out what ACT scores can land you scholarships at US colleges and universities.

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How Long Are SAT Subject Tests?

First things first: the SAT Subject Tests are each an hour long. That means that you can take up to three of them on any given day that they’re offered.

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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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