5 Tips to Improve Your SAT® Test Score

You’ve taken the test the first time around and received your scores. But you were hoping for a higher number. If you, like many students, will be taking the SAT® test more than once, try these 5 tips to improve your SAT test score on the next test. 1. Set a Target Score The first

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High School Course Requirements for Ivy League Colleges

Many selective colleges, such as Ivy League schools, require that you take certain courses while in high school in order to prepare for college-level coursework. While choosing which courses you’ll take in high school, it is important to understand what courses your target colleges want you to take. These often include biology, physics, chemistry, and

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10 Effective Learning Techniques

When you need to learn new material, you can rely on the science of study to help you achieve the most effective results. Researchers have classified study techniques into classifications of highly, moderately, and slightly effective techniques. In this blog, we go over the 10 most effective learning techniques and categorize them in terms of

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In-Person vs. Online Test Prep

Students have busy lives, so finding the best test prep option is vital. One of the first choices you need to make is whether to prep in person or online. Your plate is already full, so adding to it will be a delicate balance. A recent survey indicates that students spend, on average, ten hours

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We Give Thanks

Now is the time of year that we spend reflecting on the things for which we’re thankful. At KD College Prep, we are grateful for many things, but above all, we are blessed to work with crazy-talented students and their families. Add in dedicated teachers and a company full of like-minded, caring, and talented directors

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Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students

Volunteering can change your life. Not just because it can help strengthen your college application but also because it can strengthen who you are as a person. No matter your age, you have something to give to others, like your time or your compassion. In this blog post, we’re going to talk about whether volunteering

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New Changes to the ACT® Test: Section Retakes, Superscoring, and More

On October 8, 2019, the ACT ® announced changes that will give students more test options and quicker results. “Students come first at ACT, and these groundbreaking new options will directly benefit them, providing more choices, an improved testing experience, and a better opportunity to showcase their readiness and reach their maximum potential,” said Suzana

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What Is a Good ACT® Test Score for 2020?

An outstanding ACT® test score could be the ticket to getting into your dream college. But what exactly makes a “good” score? You’ll be taking the ACT test once or twice in the 11th grade (if not more often than that), and you want to have a score goal in mind before you start preparing

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What Is a Good SAT® Test Score in 2020?

You take the test. You get your score. But how do you know if it’s a good SAT® test score? What makes a “good score” changes slightly year to year because the score averages and percentiles are based on recent test takers. A “good” test score also depends on where you are planning to apply

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How Much Does College Really Cost?

The cost of college is more than just tuition. College is a huge financial commitment, more so today than ever before. (Try not to think about inflation because it’ll just hurt.) Learning to budget is a necessity, as many students will be responsible for their own finances for the first time. The cost of college

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