Kevin_O
Feb 26, 2020

What's better, 35 on the ACT and a 9 on writing or 1550 on the SAT and 5/6/8 on the essay? Your 1550 is actually much better than your 35 (I calculated the actual percentiles because The CollegeBoard and The…

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Matt Larriva
Feb 20, 2020

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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Kevin_O
Feb 20, 2020

Matthew Larriva, Owner of Powerful Prep. Author of test prep books. Experienced tutor & counselor         I love questions like this not only for their extremity but for their subjectivity. If I said ‘yes’ what would you…

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Kevin_O
Feb 18, 2020

Read Matthew Larriva's answer to How important are extracurriculars in college admissions? on Quora 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…

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

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