Category Archives: Test Prep

Imagine you were driving down the road and saw what seemed to be really important paperwork regarding your most fervent academic aspirations. This may sound like a wild hypothetical, but, too often, truth is stranger than fiction… Raina Porras and her mom were in the car when they saw papers littering the street last week. Looking closer, Porras, a junior at El Paso High School, saw what seemed like Scantron bubbles filled in across the pages. Her mom joked that the papers were her PSAT scores because she’d just taken the exam the day before. Her mom was right. Apparently, the answer sheets for the SAT exams that students took at El Paso High School on October 27 were lost in transit after being submitted to UPS. According to the El Paso Independent School District, staffers recovered all but 55 of the answer documents. What can be done for students…

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When it comes to earning your best possible SAT score, nothing can replace the benefits of full-length, proctored practice testing. Make every test count no matter where you are with the Chariot Learning SAT AutoProctor! How do you use the SAT AutoProctor? Easy! Just assemble everything you need for a high-quality proctored practice test in Standard Time, ideally on an open morning in your schedule, and start the SAT AutoProctor video. I’ll walk you through every step of the testing process from beginning to break to end in 3 hours, 30 minutes. What else do you need to do to make this testing experience complete? 1. Use an official released exam from the Official SAT Study Guide. Alternately, print a test from the College Board website or an SAT QAS test. Be sure to have a printed answer sheet as well! 2. Prepare your environment. 3. Assemble everything you’ll need…

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The 2022-23 school year only started a couple of months ago, but we’ve already learned an important lesson: high schoolers are busier than ever. No wonder enrollment in our remote expert SAT/ACT tutoring has skyrocketed while in-person class attendance has fallen off a cliff. We haven’t given up on classes, though, since group instruction is ideal for so many students. Introducing our all-new SAT-ACT Cohort Classes! Are you looking for the personal attention and convenience of online tutoring without paying 1-1 rates? We’ve all experienced the many ways large classes don’t work in a remote environment. Small-group instruction, however, works much more like tutoring, which is why our SAT-ACT Cohort Classes bring you the best of both worlds. Find the test date and schedule that works for you, and join just a few more students working towards the same goals. SAT & ACT Cohort Classes bring 4-6 students together online…

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The American public has been anxiously unpacking the implications of the announcement by ACT that that average ACT scores for the high school class of 2022 declined to lowest level in more than 30 years. I recently shared deeper analysis and context for the announcement on this site, but those who enjoyed video to text will enjoy the brief segment on the topic I contributed to on WROC News 8. What conclusions do you draw from declining test scores?

In the march to your best possible ACT score, nothing can replace the benefits of full-length, proctored practice testing. Considering how busy everyone is these days, getting a group of test takers into the same room for practice has become tougher every year. But you can still enjoy almost all of the benefits of proctored practice testing right from the comfort of your own home with the Chariot Learning ACT AutoProctor! How do you use the ACT AutoProctor? Easy! Just assemble everything you need for a high-quality proctored practice test in Standard Time, ideally on an open morning in your schedule, and start the ACT AutoProctor video. I’ll walk you through every step of the testing process from beginning to break to end in 3 hours, 16 minutes. What else do you need to do to make this testing experience complete? 1. Use a printed official-released ACT. 2. Prepare your…

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Did your parents ever give you a big plate of fish for dinner, telling you it was “brain food”? Maybe you wondered how it made any sense that salmon could make you smarter, but as it turns out, there’s a little bit of truth to it. Nutritionists and physicians have studied so-called superfoods for decades, decoding the science behind their supposed effects on the human body, and there have been tons of foods with observed positive impacts on the brain: Fish, of course, but more specifically fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon, trout and sardines. Turmeric, a powerful antioxidant that’s a staple in curries. Blueberries, blackberries, and other dark berries are full of antioxidants and can combat inflammation across the whole body. Broccoli, which supplies the Vitamin K that’s a building block of the fat in brain cells. Nuts of every kind have nutrients that are linked to…

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