Testing Tips

November 2015

Testing Tips: The Redesigned SAT MARCH 2016

Retrieved from: www.collegeboard.org The SAT is changing in some ways, but these things are staying the same: It’s accepted by almost all U.S. colleges. It’s typically taken by juniors in the spring and seniors in the fall. SAT scores and high school GPA are a powerful combination. Used together, there’s nothing better at predicting potential

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SAT Test Tip 4

MATH Section — STUDENT PRODUCED RESPONSE (GRID): Guess if you can’t figure it out. There is no penalty for wrong answers in this section. Negative numbers are not possible as answers in this section. If your answer comes up negative, do it again. You may begin to enter a short answer in any column. For

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SAT Test Tip 3

SAT Reading Tip #3: Follow the recommended SAT Reading Comprehension method 1. Read the passage and write short notes next to each paragraph.      -Focus on the topic and purpose of the passage      -Keep track of different people and opinions 2. Read the question and identify helpful hints.      -Line references and keywords can

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ACT Testing Tip 3

English   Tip #1: Choose the Most Concise Answer ACT English questions are looking for answers that result in the most straightforward, logical sentence structure. You should try to find the choice that provides all the necessary information for the sentence to make grammatical sense and nothing extra. The best writing says what it needs to say

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ACT Testing Tip 2

Take two passes on the ACT Math test To maximize your time and confidence, use the tried-and-true strategy of taking two passes over the ACT, particularly when working the math section. Here’s what to do for each of the passes: Pass 1: Start with Question 1 and work your way forward, answering questions that look

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ACT Testing Tip 1

Take practice tests. It’s important to test frequently. Schools sometimes don’t provide their students with ACT prep questions as part of classwork like they do with SAT questions, so familiarizing yourself with the subtle differences in question style and format by practicing is beneficial. And don’t simply sit down with a book and try to

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The ACT and the SAT are both used by colleges, but what are the differences between them, and what does the increased popularity of the ACT mean for you? Both the ACT and SAT tests are used by colleges to determine eligibility for admissions. Since 2007, the tests have been acceptable by all 4-year colleges

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SAT Test Tip 2

Common SAT Essay Themes and Archetypes The makers of the SAT use several themes from which they draw essay questions. By knowing these themes ahead of time, you can prepare several preplanned examples to use for each theme. For example, take Thomas Edison. He used over 6000 filaments before finding one that worked in the

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SAT Tip 1

Gather Your Materials Before the Morning of the Test A bit of practical advice is to get your test materials organized in advance. Gather up everything that you need for the test the night before to avoid running around the next morning. Assemble the following: Your SAT Admission Ticket: This ticket was mailed or emailed

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