Kevin_O
Feb 27, 2020

Update: As of January 2021, the SAT Subject tests are discontinued in the US. As of May 2021 they are discontinued internationally. The College Board encourages students to demonstrate their subject proficiency through the AP Exams instead. For more information,…

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Matt Larriva
Feb 20, 2020

You want to know if you’re scoring a 1400 on college board sat practice tests, will you score a 1400, a 1300, or a 1500 on the real SAT test. Short answer: You’ll do worse on the real SAT than…

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Kevin_O
Feb 18, 2020

It very much depends on the school and how exemplary you are in those activities. I would say in 90% of cases, extra-curricular activities can be as much as 1/3 or as little as about 1/10th of your application’s weight.…

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Kevin_O
Feb 17, 2020

What is the most important thing to do when writing an ACT and SAT essay? Is it development, mechanics, originality or something else? Matthew Larriva, Owner of Powerful Prep. Author of test prep books. Experienced tutor & counselor In this…

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Matt Larriva
Feb 12, 2020

The easiest test date: is it a myth or reality? We know some tests are harder than others. Try as they might, the test makers cannot produce two identically challenging exams. Because of this, and because the pool of test…

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Kevin_O
Feb 11, 2020

The Ideal Test-Prep Schedule: When to take the SAT. Identifying the test prep schedule that works best for you when to take the SAT Mapping your optimal timeline of when to take the SAT One of the most common questions students have is…

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Matt Larriva
Feb 07, 2020

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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Kevin_O
Feb 05, 2020

The easiest section on the ACT is based on a student's individual strengths and weaknesses. However, there are some sections that are easier to prepare for. This is subjective, of course, but the English section is the most formulaic section.…

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Kevin_O
Feb 04, 2020

Is there a benefit for guessing on questions you don't know on either test? Here is everything you need to know about guessing on the SAT or the ACT. We've included a detailed analysis which tests two hyptheses on "how…

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