Common Misconceptions about How to Prepare

Misconception One: All test prep books are created equal. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. You should be using test prep books that feature real (official) practice tests- that’s it. You can purchase a book of official tests, or you can get them online for free. The reason why you should only practice…

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Best Practice Materials

Using the right practice materials is important, so I’m glad you’re here. Many test prep companies market their own practice tests, but the vast majority of them aren’t good. The best thing you can do is practice on real practice tests. To someone who isn’t very familiar with the tests, this may be counterintuitive. The…

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Creating an Environment that Feeds Success (Parents)

Preparing for standardized tests is a stressful experience for many students. And, as the recent college application scandal highlights, parents can also experience a tremendous amount of stress and investment in the process. How parents conduct themselves during this time sets the tone for their children’s experience, and the power of a grounded, supportive parent…

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