Matt Larriva
Apr 14, 2018

Digital Testing: What You Need to Know By: Lauren Thompson & Matt Larriva What’s Happening? In an increasingly paperless world, the makers of the SAT and ACT are taking steps toward offering their tests exclusively online. This week, the entire…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 24, 2018

Down with the SAT and ACT Essay The SAT and ACT essay portions were always the oddball sections of the test: the only non-multiple-choice portion, the only portion that was subjective, and the only part that was optional. Students are…

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Matt Larriva
Dec 24, 2017

2017 PSAT Scores and National Merit Qualifying Scores: How to Make Sense of Them PSAT Scores Released It’s been a few weeks since you took the PSAT, and by now you’ve probably even forgotten about it. But PSAT scores were…

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Matt Larriva
Nov 09, 2017

Earn College Credit in High School Powerful Prep is pleased to feature a guest-post from Heather Lomax of Hi Quality Tutorials. While you've likely heard of the AP and IB programs, you're probably less familiar with the CLEP, Dual Enrollment or…

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Matt Larriva
Aug 24, 2017

  Choosing between the SAT and ACT is a tough but important process. Selecting the test that will showcase your strengths and downplay your weaknesses can add points to your percentile rank and make you a more competitive candidate for…

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Matt Larriva
Apr 18, 2017

For the first time in 40 years, The CollegeBoard is offering a summer SAT test date. The ACT, not to be outdone, announced it will be offering a  summer sitting  as well, but not until July of 2018. These changes…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 31, 2017

Orange County’s premier SAT prep and ACT prep is now available in Los Angeles. Powerful Prep has been the OC’s top-choice for massive point-gains and concierge-service and is now offering its exclusive service to  LA. Move your scores higher and…

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Matt Larriva
Feb 19, 2017

Powerful Prep warmly welcomes this guest-article written by Shirag Shemmassian, Ph.D, founder of Shemmassian Academic Consulting It’s no secret that most college counselors don’t provide the level of support and attention you expected for your high schooler. It’s not that college…

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Matt Larriva
Dec 18, 2016

Let's Conquer Test Stress Students are under constant pressure, especially during their SAT and ACT tests. While some stress is helpful for focus and concentration, too much can have unexpected consequences. Review these tips to help you translate all your…

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Matt Larriva
Nov 16, 2016

Hack The Admissions Process Recent studies have indicated that students with lower test scores than the broader applicant pool can gain admission to schools by taking advantage of certain anomalies in the process. While we’ve long recognized that colleges held…

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