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Boosting Your ACT Score Through Superscoring

As another standardized test season kicks off, ACT test takers should know about ACT superscoring. To understand what superscoring is, here’s some background: Historically, college admission offices used a student’s composite ACT score that’s made up of four underlying categories: English Mathematics Reading Science The test maker averages the four subcores, with each ranging from […]

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Lousy SAT Score? Don't Despair

I’ve been helping the college counselor at my son’s San Diego high school with an overwhelming task that he faces every fall:  getting all the seniors ready to apply for college. Herding cats is the image that comes to mind when I contemplate how difficult his responsibility is. A lot of the teenagers who have […]

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Surviving Bad SAT or ACT Scores

What adjective would best describe your SAT or ACT scores: A) Transcendent. B) Puissant. C) Sublime. D) Dreadful. If  your answer was “D,” here’s news that can chase away that funk:  The number of  SAT and ACT-optional schools continues to climb so even if you don’t earn a good SAT score or good ACT score, […]

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