Preparing To Take The SAT Or ACT For Duke TIP

I’m not suggesting we begin test prep at an early age, but many seventh graders will take the SAT or ACT this winter to qualify for the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP).  The TIP program is NOT affiliated with Duke University, so this won’t be a foot in...

Starting SAT Preparation Early

  My son is in the 10th grade and my daughter is in the 9th grade. When should we begin preparing for the SAT? Some  SAT preparation is long-term and is more an acquisition of basic skills – reading, math, vocabulary, writing, and analysis.  Students who fail to...

Questions About the SAT

Year after year high school students and their families struggle with the SAT.  When is the best time to take the SAT?  How many times should a student take the test?  How will colleges view multiple attempts at the SAT? What is a good score? What exactly is tested on...

SAT Essay: Know Your Reality TV to Ace the SAT?

Who knew hour after hour of “Jersey Shore,” “The Bachelor,” “American Idol,” or “Survivor” could actually help you on the SAT essay!  Last Saturday’s SAT (March 2011) essay prompt asked whether people benefit or are harmed by so-called reality entertainment and has...