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Download the PDF: Compare the SAT to the ACT

One of the questions we hear most often at A+ Test Prep and Tutoring is, Which test should I take – the SAT or the ACT?

Both students and parents continually express confusion about whether to take one of the standardized tests over the other, or whether taking both the SAT and the ACT would be most beneficial.

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How Do Colleges View SAT and SAT Subject Test Scores?

Answers to your college admissions questions about the SAT and SAT Subject Tests 


Can a student pick and choose which sections of an SAT test the colleges can view, as opposed to just a certain test date's scores? For example, can a student send his Math score from October and his Critical Reading score from November?
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Q&A: Upcoming Changes to the PSAT and SAT Exams

Q: When will the new version of the PSAT be given for the first time? 
A: The new PSAT will be administered for the first time in October, 2015. So students in the Classes of 2017 and 2018 will be seeing the new PSAT this fall.
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Does A+ offer any help for my child’s college admissions essays?


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College Advice From A High School Counselor

Courtesy of Here and Now at WBUR in Boston, Massachussetts.

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What Materials Does A+ Use for SAT and ACT Prep?

A+ uses SAT and ACT materials created by Summit Educational Group, which is based in New England. Summit's course materials are constantly revised and improved to keep up with the latest changes to the SAT and ACT exams. In addition, based on our more than 20 years of experience in one-to-one SAT and ACT preparation tutoring with Philadelphia-area students, we have developed our own grammar curriculum to supplement the Summit course materials.

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Common College Application Terms

Navigating the college application process can be daunting. With so many different schools, majors, and course tracks, it’s important to research your options and plan ahead. While each school is unique, there are some common terms you might come across.

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When Is It Time to Seek a Tutor?: Philadelphia Family Magazine Feature

Last week A+ Test Prep and Tutoring president Daniel Ascher, M.Ed. was featured in Philadelphia Family Magazine's Asked and Answered article, "When Is It Time to Seek a Tutor?"

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Posted in philadelphia tutor, Frequently Asked Questions, Tutoring

Questions to Ask During College Tours

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April 2012 Newsletter

In This Issue
A Look at the SAT Subject Tests
As the end of the school year nears and courses begin to wrap up, high school students should consider registering for the SAT Subject Tests this June.

Featured Student: Heather ZezzoCentral Bucks West High School Junior Heather Zezzo is not only a talented field hockey player, but she is also a science fair participant, a Chinese speaker, and a member of the Junior National Dragon Boat team. Despite her hard work in school and a very good GPA, Heather's SAT scores were not as high as she wanted them to be. She knew she could do better.

Podcast: Dr. Tamar Chansky Answers Your Questions About Test AnxietyA+ Test Prep and Tutoring president, Daniel Ascher, M.Ed., speaks with Dr. Tamar Chansky about test anxiety.

Technology Corner: TED-EdTED, the nonprofit organization famous for broadcasting inspiring lectures from leaders, innovators, and thinkers around the world, is launching a lesson-sharing website for educators this month.
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