Practice Tests: The Key to Improving Your SAT®, ACT®, or PSAT Scores

Think of a practice test as a scrimmage before the big game – you can see what the test will entail without all of the pressure and then make adjustments based on how you perform. In fact, taking practice tests is considered to be one of the most effective study techniques. So if you really

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College Admissions Timeline: A Roadmap for 9th-12th Grade

High school is a busy time, and it can be a challenge to find the time to prepare for college admissions. In addition to juggling extracurriculars and difficult classes and preparing for tests, teenagers are also expected to make major life decisions about their career path and where to attend college. That’s a lot of

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Difference Between the PSAT and SAT® Tests

Standardized test names are like alphabet soup. You have the PSAT, the SAT®, and the ACT® tests, all offered in high school. The acronyms all stand for something, and it can be easy to confuse them because of their similar names. Knowing what to expect, why to sign up for each test, and how each

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College Application Mistakes: 20 Common Errors to Avoid

It’s college application season, and high school seniors have a lot on their plates. In addition to juggling school work, extracurriculars, and a part-time job, the college-bound 12th grader now has to find time to apply for college on top of it all. This is a busy time in your life, and one small misstep

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Back to School 2020: Tips for Students

This year, many school districts kicked off the school year with students attending classes entirely online. As a result, parents and students have had to learn how to adapt to online learning once again. Although the future remains uncertain, our college experts encourage students to find ways to stay focused on reaching their college dreams.

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KD Student Starts Nonprofit to Support DFW Healthcare Workers

The COVID-19 virus has brought some major changes to the way we live our lives. But few of us carry the same burden as the healthcare workers in our community. “They’re risking their lives for us every day, and I think it is important to honor them for that,” says Naisha G., a KD student

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How to Write a College Admissions Essay

Students often consider the college admissions essay to be one of the most challenging aspects of the application process. These essays are time consuming, hard to write, and sometimes the defining factor as to whether a student gets admitted to a competitive college. We turned to our resident college admissions expert for his top 10

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ACT® Announces New Fall Test Dates and Changes to Testing Options

The ACT® test made an announcement recently that may be confusing to test-takers. We wanted to take a moment to clarify this information. Online Testing and Section Retakes Postponed Until 2021 Last year, ACT, Inc. announced that it would offer online and section retake options starting in the fall of 2020. With the workload that

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1995 vs. 2020: How College Admissions Has Changed Over the Past 25 Years

If one of your parents graduated from college, you have probably heard stories about “When I was in school…” Advice from someone who has been through the process before can be insightful and valuable. But it is also important to consider how your college admissions experience may differ from what your parents’ experience was like

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How Does Online Test Prep Work?

For high school students, life is often a juggling act. Many students have strict schedules consisting of schoolwork, extracurriculars, part-time jobs, and social events. Adding test prep into the mix is not always an easy task. Time management is key. For this reason, many of our families over the years have asked for test prep

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