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SAT & ACT Prep: Tips to Reduce Stress Before Taking the Test

Reducing stress on the SAT/ACT is a matter of planning ahead, preparing well and embracing stress-reducing strategies before and during the exam. Here are a few tips to take the stress out of SAT/ACT prep.

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What to Do Now That You Have Received Your Student’s PSAT Score

While the PSAT is technically a practice test, it’s important to review the score carefully and take advantage of the insights it offers into your student’s knowledge level, strengths and weaknesses. Here are a few tips on what to take note of and what to do now that you have the scores in hand: 

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Is Multitasking Beneficial? Tips for Teens with Many Responsibilities

While multitasking feels to some like they are achieving more (faster), most research says that there are far more cons of multitasking than there are pros. Here are a few things to keep in mind and tips to help your busy, involved student achieve everything they want to in the time they have.

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What Test-Optional Really Means

To submit or not submit an ACT/SAT score? That is the question many college applicants are asking these days as more than 600 colleges and universities went “test-optional” during the pandemic—and most have extended those policies for the time being. 

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Maximize Winter Break for College Research

Winter break is a good chance for college-bound students to put attention toward their college-related tasks. Here are several tips on what your student should do to maximize their break:

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When Searching for a College, There is No One Definition of “Fit”

There’s no denying that the competition for a seat at a specific college is much tougher for today’s students than it was for their parents. But it’s not true that getting into any selective college is actually that much harder. 

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