12 Days of College Prep

Christmastime is the season for giving, so why not give your student the gift of being thoroughly prepared for college admissions tests and applications? KD College Prep is the gift that keeps on giving—until your student reaches their score goals or until they graduate from high school. Here’s a holiday-themed sneak peek into our programs

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How to Study Vocabulary for the PSAT, SAT®, and ACT® Tests

Yes, the vast majority of this blog post is about vocabulary on the PSAT, SAT®, and ACT® tests. But bear with me for a few introductory paragraphs while I explain why I think a strong vocabulary is so important in general. Here’s the thing about vocabulary: The words we know shape our perceptions of the

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13 Ways to Improve Reading Scores on the SAT®, ACT®, & PSAT Tests

As I coach students for the college admissions exams, they will often ask how to improve reading comprehension performance on the SAT®, PSAT, and ACT® tests. These questions come as no surprise. The “Reading” section is one of the more daunting segments of the test for many students. These sections contain passages that consist of

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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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Back to School 2022: 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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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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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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Is the PSAT Test Important?

The PSAT/NMSQT® test is less than a month away, and it’s time to discuss why every college-bound 10th and 11th grader should consider taking the PSAT test. While the PSAT test is not required for your college applications, a good score could open the door to scholarships and help prepare you for the SAT® test.

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How to Improve Your ACT® Test Score

On the math section, you only get a minute per question. On the other sections of the ACT®, you get even less than that. (About 35 seconds for each English question, and about 50 seconds per question for the other two sections.) You’d think that having superhuman reading speed is the only way to improve

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How to Be Happy Anywhere (Even at School)

Have you ever convinced yourself that after completing a specific goal or project, you’d be happy? Trust me—I get it. It’s how we’ve been taught to think. Before you say anything, this is NOT a conspiracy theory! We’ve been conditioned to think formulaically: When we become successful, then we’ll be happy. After I get all

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