Kevin_O
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 13, 2020

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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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 and we've detailed that in the information below. Read Matthew Larriva's answer to What…

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Kevin_O
Feb 04, 2020

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 to guess" appropriately. Read Matthew Larriva's answer to Does the ACT or SAT penalize…

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Matt Larriva
Jan 18, 2020

Matt Larriva and Lauren Thompson Why Do People Care About the Presidents’ SAT and ACT Scores?  Since their introduction over 70 years ago, these tests have become integral components of the college admissions process. They offer a standardized point of…

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Matt Larriva
Dec 05, 2019

Neither did Faulkner or LBJ, though there are pages of search results lamenting the low scores of each. How did this curious rumor come to be, and what does it imply for today’s test takers? We scoured internet archives back…

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Matt Larriva
Oct 09, 2019

ACT Test Change Beginning in late 2020, high schoolers will be greeted by an ACT test change sure to improve their experiences: single-section tests. The ACT announced Tuesday that students who have previously taken a full-length ACT will be allowed to sit for…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 20, 2019

Thank you to Penny Reeves for hosting me at the College Workshop Week, and thank you to all the attendees with great questions. As promised, here is the deck from my presentation: Everything You Need to Know About Test Prep  …

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