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PSAT/SAT & ACT Math Attack – Two Problems Today

1) 2 times a certain number is 4 less than the number, what is the number? -4 -2 1 2 3   Explanation: The first step is to express what you see in words in a mathematical equation you can … Continue reading

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PSAT/SAT & ACT Math Attack – Percent of Integers

The PSAT & SAT are notorious for asking complicated questions about seemingly simple concepts; this is one reason the PSAT & SAT Math sections can be so difficult. Following College Compass’ SAT Math Attack series will help you understand the … Continue reading

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PSAT/SAT & ACT Math Attack – Ice Rink Party

To rent a room for a party at an ice-skating rink, the charge is $50 per hour plus $2 per person attending the party. Which of the following functions represents the charge, in dollars, to rent a room at the … Continue reading

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Grammar Crammer: That vs. Which

Both the SAT and ACT test grammar; the SAT in the Multiple Choice Writing Section, and the ACT in the English Test. A thorough knowledge of English grammar is also necessary if you want a top score on the essay … Continue reading

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Grammar Crammer: Clause vs. Phrase

Both the SAT and ACT test grammar; the SAT in the Multiple Choice Writing Section, and the ACT in the English Test. A thorough knowledge of English grammar is also necessary if you want a top score on the essay … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part IX: Checklist

Welcome back to College Compass’s series, What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Now that we’ve covered all of the aspects of applying to an Ivy League school, I have taken the liberty of compiling the … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part II: PSAT, SAT, and ACT

Last time, we discussed the number one, most important part of your application: grades. In this post, we will turn to the next most important, and easy to measure, part of your application: standardized test scores. Should I take the … Continue reading

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SAT or ACT? Which Exam Do You Take?

Having trouble deciding over taking the SAT or the ACT? Not even sure what the difference is? We’re here to point you in the right direction by providing facts about both exams. GENERAL INFO The SAT is divided into ten … Continue reading

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4 Winter Break Tips 4 the Juniors

Final exams are almost finished and winter break is just around the corner! We understand that a vegged-out winter hibernation is much needed. You’ve worked extremely hard and you should be proud. Treat yourself to a little break and recharge … Continue reading

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Exam Day = Game Day

Throughout your high school career, one of your biggest, yet most important worries may come from the SAT, ACT, SAT II, and even the AP exams. Here are some things to think about when preparing for these dreadful tests. Treat … Continue reading

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