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10 Tips for Acing the ACT Essay

By Nadyja Von Ebers on March 20, 2018
Topics:  ACT, Teachers, Writing

The ACT Writing Test is an optional, 40-minute component of the ACT. This section tests a student’s ability to craft an organized, well-articulated analytical essay on a presented topic. The...

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What is the College Board?

By Nadyja Von Ebers on March 06, 2018
Topics:  SAT

As high school teachers, we often reference the College Board as our students prepare for the next stage in their academic careers. But who is this elusive group of people and what exactly do they...

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What is the National Career Readiness Certificate?

By Nadyja Von Ebers on February 15, 2018
Topics:  Instructors

Across high schools, there is plenty of preparation for college, from ACT and SAT practice to college essay tutorials. But what about preparation for the workforce? 

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The Teacher's Guide to Answering Questions about College

By Nadyja Von Ebers on February 06, 2018

If you teach high school, and especially upperclassmen, you’ve probably fielded some questions from students along the lines of "why it is important to go to college?" and "what should I study in...

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How School Counselors can Help Prepare Students for the ACT

By Nadyja Von Ebers on January 23, 2018
Topics:  ACT, Test Prep, Counseling

We tend to think of ACT prep as a teacher’s job, but a school’s college counselor can also be highly beneficial to students in the ACT prep process. So how exactly can you as an ACT counselor take...

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How to Support High School Test Prep in Your School's Curriculum

By Nadyja Von Ebers on January 18, 2018
Topics:  Schools, Test Prep, Classroom, Instructors

As busy instructors who must simultaneously juggle our own subject curriculum and adequately prepare our students for the ACT, SAT, and college readiness in general, it can be hard to strike a...

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How Much Does the ACT Cost (and Does Your School Help Cover It)?

By Nadyja Von Ebers on January 10, 2018
Topics:  ACT, Teachers

How costly the entire ACT-taking process is for students depends on several factors: how many times they take the test, how many colleges they are applying to, if they qualify for ACT waivers, and...

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A Complete Guide to Preparing Your Students for ACT Test Day

By Molly Kiefer on December 05, 2017
Topics:  ACT, Test Day

After months spent studying for the ACT, many students experience anxiety and nervousness as their test dates approach. To help ensure that your students can walk into their ACT feeling relaxed,...

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Your Complete, Free SAT Study Guide

By Rachel Kapelke-Dale on November 28, 2017
Topics:  SAT, SAT Prep, SAT book, free SAT prep

There are a lot of SAT study guides out there, some of them so thick they’ll make your Amazon delivery driver’s eyes water. But when you’re prepping for the SAT, more isn’t always more. You don’t...

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Six Month ACT Study Guide

By Nadyja Von Ebers on November 01, 2017
Topics:  ACT, Study Schedule, Instructors

If you are reading this, it’s likely that you have at least six months to prepare for the ACT, and that is a fantastic news! If you’re taking the ACT in 6 months that means you have plenty of...

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