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Major ACT changes: Retaking test sections

ACT recently announced three changes to the test that will be implemented in September 2020. The changes: 1. Section Retesting Once students have taken the full ACT, they are eligible to retake “one or more single-section subject tests.” 2. Superscoring Score reporting will allow stud

Know thy SAT & ACT math formulas

By Scott Sullivan  |  President and Founder, Sullivan Tutoring Test-taking is largely about confidence. One way to build that confidence on the SAT and ACT math is by memorizing necessary formulas. The SAT provides 15 math formulas at the beginning of each math section. By our count,

Essential Shortcuts for the SAT & ACT Grammar

By Becky Hanson Director of English, Sullivan Tutoring Whether it’s the Writing and Language section on the SAT or the English section on the ACT, every shortcut makes a difference. By knowing a few quick tricks, you will be able to more easily select the correct answer and you will h

Trouble with timing: Tips for the SAT/ACT Reading

By Becky Hanson Director of English, Sullivan Tutoring A ticking clock can be one of the most stressful sounds. It becomes difficult to focus on the test when you can almost hear your time running out. Before test day, make sure to prepare yourself for not only SAT/ACT content, but al

August SAT: Should you take it?

By Becky Squibb Director of English, Sullivan Tutoring and Scott Sullivan President and Founder, Sullivan Tutoring Should you take the August SAT? The answer is yes…mostly. College board is offering an additional SAT test date on August 26, 2017 and you might be asking yourself

Prone to procrastination: 4 tips for getting it done

By Becky Squibb Director of English, Sullivan Tutoring and Scott Sullivan President and Founder, Sullivan Tutoring You know you have to do it. You know it’s important. You know when you’re supposed to complete it. BUT you just can’t seem to start it. Whether it’s preparing for the SAT

How many times you should take the SAT/ACT

  By Becky Squibb Director of English, Sullivan Tutoring and Scott Sullivan President and Founder, Sullivan Tutoring One of the most common questions students have is “How many times should I take the SAT/ACT?” This question is essential and the answer to it greatly impacts stude

Essential Checklist for Test Day

By Scott Sullivan President and Founder, Sullivan Tutoring and Becky Squibb Director of English, Sullivan Tutoring The morning of test day can be quite busy. It’s easy to forget to bring certain items to the testing center, so to avoid this chaos and confusion, try packing a Tes

CAUTION: Trap answers and common careless errors

By Scott Sullivan President and Founder, Sullivan Tutoring and Becky Squibb Director of English, Sullivan Tutoring “All of the answer choices look like they could be correct and I can’t decide on just one answer!” “I kept switching my answer, and when I finally

College Quest Advising: Resume advice from the experts

By Renée Serrano, M.Ed. and Dr. Mary Baker of College Quest Advising “What is a resume?” In general terms, a resume is a summary of your past and present experiences. It gives an overview of who you are, your unique interests and talents and how you have developed them. Th


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