SAT Test Prep Tips from Magoosh on #CampusChat
Oct09

SAT Test Prep Tips from Magoosh on #CampusChat

Featured guest, Magoosh, shares SAT test prep tips during #CampusChat. From practice tests to video tutoring, there’s a wealth of resources available.

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Test Prep
May22

Test Prep

Nothing puts anxiety in a student’s head more than standardized tests. But, love ’em or hate ’em, they are an integral part of the college admissions process. Try these five easy test prep tips, no panicking allowed!

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Smart Q & A: Is Optional SAT really Optional?
Jun01

Smart Q & A: Is Optional SAT really Optional?

QUESTION (via Twitter): from: @suddenlyfrugal Admissions officer told us optional question on common app isn’t optional. So are SATs really optional at SAT-optional schools? ANSWER: by: Jeannie Borin, M.Ed. , founder of College-Connections The word “optional” regarding college essays and test optional colleges is a choice.  However, it is recommended to complete any optional college essays.  Admission officers are attempting to gain as much insight about the applicants as possible.  Writing an additional essay is an opportunity for the applicant to show yet another experience, interest or side of themselves not revealed elsewhere on the application. Currently, there are about 850 test optional colleges in the United States (a list can be found at www.fairtest.org). Many colleges have selected not to require test scores because they consider other components more relevant in determining a student’s success in college. If a student does well on standardized tests, they can still send scores to test optional colleges.  However, they do not need to do so to gain acceptance. Students need to understand that without test scores, their grades, courses selected, extracurricular activities, essays and recommendations are extremely important. Jeannie is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (ICEA). Do you have an admissions or college visit question? Ask and we’ll do our best to answer your question. Click here to submit a question for our experts!   PREVIOUSLY ANSWERED: Senior Year Honors or AP Classes? Is it Better to Apply “Undecided” or Declare a...

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Takeaway Tweets & Transcript from #CampusChat with Prepped & Polished

If ever you thought that there could be nothing more boring than talking about standardized tests, then you were obviously not in on the conversation that took place on #CampusChat on Twitter Wednesday night, July 21, 2010.  Led by co-host and expert guest, Alexis Avila, founder of Prepped & Polished, a test prep and college admissions counseling service, the topic of preparing for college entrance exams brought out the creative side of several attendees.  Here are just a few of the Takeaway Tweets: @akilbello test prep analogy: ACT is to SAT as burger king is to mcdonalds #campuschat @akilbello: ACT is to SAT as Snapple is to Coca-Cola #campuschat @EECollegePlan "ACT on the ACT, SIT on the SAT" What I always tell my clients! Answer everything on the ACT, only educated guesses on the SAT. #campuschat @IvyEyesEditing:Re vocab memorization, really important to read & learn vocab in context. Iconoclastic isn't exactly teen-speak. Ha! #campuschat @SheldonWordNerd: @PreppedPolished You'll be amazed the vocab you'll learn from a cereal box! hahahaha #campuschat @PreppedPolished @IvyEyesEditing For international students, I'd recommend the ACT over the SAT-for it is a more straightforward test. #campuschat @PreppedPolished: I'm big on practice tests. Take a practice test a week leading up to the test, and try to better your score each time. #campuschat @akilbello SAT optional collegeshttp://fairtest.org/university/optional #campuschat –> Complete Transcript for #CampusChat July 21, 2010 is available from What the Hashtag?!...

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