How Long Will I Have to Prep for the SAT or ACT?

How Long Will I Have to Prep for the SAT or ACT?

One of the first questions parents and students ask is, “How long is it really going to take to raise my SAT or ACT score?” This question does not have one simple answer as there are a lot of factors. One universal truth is that the SAT and ACT are not tests that you...
There’s an App for That: SAT/ACT Study Apps

There’s an App for That: SAT/ACT Study Apps

Although there is no substitute for taking full length timed practice tests as we mentioned in our last blog post on the best SAT prep books, it isn’t always feasible to carry around a 5lb study guide. With the ease and convenience of mobile applications, you...
Best Books for SAT Preparation: SAT Prep Book Review

Best Books for SAT Preparation: SAT Prep Book Review

We’ve been helping students improve their SAT scores for over a decade.  In that time, we’ve ordered thousands of dollars’ worth of books.  Now, we are sharing our insights about SAT books with you. A couple quick notes before we start.  At the beginning of each...
SAT/ACT Study Plan

SAT/ACT Study Plan

Have you ever wondered if you should study for the SAT or ACT test? The answer is yes! Studying two to three hours a week, three months before taking the test can increase your SAT score by 100+ points and your ACT score by 3+ points. But before cracking open that SAT...
SAT Tips & Tricks

SAT Tips & Tricks

It’s that time of year again! SAT testing is right around the corner, and now is the time to prep. Check out these tips and tricks to make the most of your SAT prep. 1. Define a realistic target score When defining a target score consider your practice test...
5 Questions Students Have After the First SAT

5 Questions Students Have After the First SAT

Last weekend was the May SAT.  Many high school juniors took the SAT for the first time.  The first SAT can be an intimidating experience for students. Many juniors returned home feeling overwhelmed. Here are five of the most common questions students have after their...