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Improving your score on a standardized test requires you to not only understand the material on the test but also a little about yourself. Take time to reflect. After all, you’ve already spent over three hours on it, so it’s worth investing a bit more to make sure you make the most out of the results you’ve achieved.

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Standardized tests have few virtues but not all are vices. One positive is that the tests serve as a tool...

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Here are nine truths to keep in mind when prepping for the SAT or ACT. The most important factor in...

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Jeff Knox, PrepMatters' Director of Educational Planning, discusses the decision by the University of Chicago to make standardized tests optional for undergraduate applicants.

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At her parents’ urging, Catherine Peterson began looking at colleges in her sophomore year, beginning with a visit to Bates...

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Engineering is an applied science. It’s a discipline that uses scientific knowledge to solve problems, and it’s a rapidly growing...

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Without a doubt, your parents, your teachers, and even that chemistry prof uncle can provide great writing guidance. However, getting too much feedback can confuse or even overwhelm you. What happens when two individuals give you suggestions that both make sense to you—but those ideas are a bit different...

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For students taking a December SSAT, ISEE, or HSPT, it is often the last step of a long trek. It’s always important to put your best effort in for the test, but it can be particularly hard when you’re worn out and just holding on for winter break. Here are some final pointers.

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What to say when your family asks you about your college plans? We've got a few options.

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Good Writing Is Clear Writing By Marla Cunningham Before joining PrepMatters, I worked in middle schools and high schools for...