SAT or ACT? Part 2
by Dr. Emily Matson, Test Prep Specialist Last post, we discussed some differences between the SAT and ACT Verbal sections, and today we will focus on Math and Science. If Math is your student’s A-game, then the SAT may be their best bet, whereas if your student loves Science, then they might do better taking… Continue reading
SAT or ACT?
by Dr. Emily Matson, Test Prep Specialist Most schools accept either SAT or ACT scores, so your student may be wondering which one to focus their energy on. This depends on your student’s strengths – if your student is stronger on Reading, for instance, the SAT might be their best bet, whereas if your student… Continue reading
Colleges that Superscore
by Dr. Emily Matson, Test Prep Specialist It is useless to try and superscore your SAT if the colleges you are applying to do not superscore! While many schools do superscore, others only take the scores for the highest sitting. Luckily, College Board has compiled a comprehensive list of colleges that superscore, which is available… Continue reading
Strategies for Superscoring
by Dr. Emily Matson, Test Prep Specialist If you want to use superscoring to your advantage, there are a few strategies that can really help boost your scores. First, plan on taking the SAT multiple times. Second, leading up to each SAT, focus on a particular section. For one SAT, focus most of your preparation… Continue reading
What is Superscoring on the SAT?
by Dr. Emily Matson, Test Prep Specialist When colleges superscore an SAT, they take your total highest scores instead of just your combined scores on a particular day you took the SAT. For instance, say you take the SAT twice. The first time, your score is 700 Verbal, 640 Math. The second time, your score… Continue reading
Tips for Boosting Test Results!
I’ve taken a lot of tests—not as many as some, thanks to my liberal arts undergraduate education, but nonetheless, standardized testing has been a feature for over half of my life. I’ve done the PSAT, SAT, several SAT subject tests, GRE, GRE subject tests, the LSAT, and public school tests whose acronyms I no longer… Continue reading
Study Tips for Visual Learners
Who are the visual learners? Visual learners learn best through seeing. They tend to remember what they read or see more than what they’ve heard. Note: While the ideas below are geared towards the strengths of visual learners, effective note organization and understanding how to use diagrams to one’s advantage are great study skills for all learners.… Continue reading
Prepare for the New SAT
Prepare for the New SAT by Laura – Subject Matter Coach As you may or may not be aware, the SAT is changing in several major ways. First, a redesign will change the way the test is structured, administered, timed, and scored. Next, It will include an optional essay, fewer multiple choice questions, and no… Continue reading
Test Prep: What you need to know
Change is inevitable and we want to assist your student in paving the way for their college education. SAT modifications are being implemented that will affect the class of 2017. Proper test prep is critical for the new exams. Our talented and experienced tutors know what it takes to strengthen each student in the math… Continue reading
Prepared for Success
Is your child fully prepared for success? Our tutors not only work with your student on subject specific areas, but overall learning skills such as organization and preparation. Learn with Confidence! “The consultation process with Novastar Prep was very helpful. The education advisor listened to me and took good care of my daughter’s needs.… Continue reading